Google Public DNS Service
As we reported already about the alternative OpenDNS solution, here a brand new service from Google. Google Public DNS Service.
Those of you experiencing DNS issues or have trouble using OpenDNS, give these a try:
Primary DNS: 126.96.36.199
Secondary DNS: 188.8.131.52
The DNS protocol is an important part of the web’s infrastructure, serving as the Internet’s “phone book”. Every time you visit a website, your computer performs a DNS lookup. Complex pages often require multiple DNS lookups before they complete loading. As a result, the average Internet user performs hundreds of DNS lookups each day, that collectively can slow down his or her browsing experience.
Confused Which Free Public DNS To Use, Here Is How To Benchmark The Fastest DNS Server From Your Location
If you are looking for a professional grade hardcore DNS speed benchmarking tool, multi-platform, open-source utility namebench would be the answer, capable of utilizing your web browser history, tcpdump output, or standardized datasets to benchmark DNS server speeds namebench provide well laid-out, easy to understand individualized recommendation.
However, if you are looking for something fast and noob-friendly free windows-only utility DNS Tester gets the job done but you will need to manually evaluate and compare the results.
Another free alternative would be DNSBench for fast, easy and comprehensive DNS Benchmarking on windows.