Faster Internet Speed Using DNS

Increase your internet speeds and security using free alternative DNS services!

DNS (Domain name System) translates the domain names you put into a browsers to IP addresses needed to access a site. Internet service providers (ISP’s) will usually assign DNS servers for you automatically when you are connected to the internet. If a DNS Server is slow, it can cause your website to lag while loading, or it may not even load at all. To avoid slow servers, consider switching to a free public DNS server.

Switching to a faster DNS server will increase the responsiveness of browsers and applications alike, and most of the free public DNS servers will have 100% up-times, meaning lower chances of encountering technical problems while using them.

Below is a list of a few free DNS services

  1. OpenDNS (Visit Site)

    Primary: 208.67.222.222

    Secondary: 208.67.220.220

    + Been in service since 2005

    + Phishing sites blocked

    + Advertises high speeds and parental control

  2. CloudFlare (Visit Site)

    Primary: 1.1.1.1

    Secondary: 1.0.0.1

    + Based on high performance

    + Focuses on Privacy (Deletes logs of your IP within 24 hrs)

    + Setup guides for Windows, Mac, Android, IOS, Linux , and Routers

  3. Google Public DNS (Visit Site)

    Primary: 8.8.8.8

    Secondary: 8.8.4.4

    + Targeted at experienced users

    + Keeps logs for 24 - 48 hrs for troubleshooting purposes

  4. Comodo Secure DNS (Visit Site)

    Primary: 8.26.56.26

    Secondary: 8.20.247.20

    + Focuses on security

    + Features “Smart handling” of parked domains

    - Performance isn’t priority

  5. Quad9 (Visit Site)

    Primary: 9.9.9.9

    Secondary: 149.112.112.112

    + Speedy Performance

    + Blocks malicious sites

    - Setup has limited support

Remember , Speeds of DNS servers vary depending on factors such as ISP and region. Research and experiment with DNS servers to see which one works best for you. You can use a free application known as “DNS Jumper” to test multiple public DNS services to see which one has the best performance for you!