Why does DNS matter?
The Domain Name System (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 start loading, so your computer may be performing hundreds of lookups a day.
Try it out
- Configure your network settings to use the IP addresses 188.8.131.52 and 184.108.40.206 as your DNS servers.
- Or, read our configuration instructions (IPv6 addresses supported too).
If you decide to try Google Public DNS, your client programs will perform all DNS lookups using Google Public DNS.