Google Goes to DNS Resolving

(Source: twentysteps.com)
(Source: twentysteps.com)

Once again, Google hit hard! They announced yesterday a new service via their blog: Google Public DNS.

The new Google baby is a public DNS resolver open to everyone. Just reconfigure your TCP/IP stack to use the following DNS server and you’re done!

  • 8.8.8.8
  • 8.8.4.4

Google’s arguments are in direct line with the current DNS limitations: security (DNS is a key component of the Internet infrastructure. Lot of attacks may compromize DNS caches and redirect traffic to fake websites), speed (Google implemented a prefetching technique to refresh continuously popular domains before the TTL on a record expires) and availability.

Immediately, OpenDNS, another well know DNS service provider, posted some comments in their blog about the Google announce. I personally liked the 3rd point in the article: Google is “the largest advertising and redirection company on the Internet”. Using their DNS, they will be able to track you even more and building users profiles. DNS servers logs are a goldmine!

Google already handles our web searches (google.com), our e-mail (gmail.com), online documents (docs.google.com), instant messaging (gtalk.com), now DNS requests and soon your operating system (ChromeOS)? Don’t put all your eggs in the same bag!

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