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12|03|2009 03:00 pm EDT

Google Introduces Public DNS Service

by Frank Michlick in Categories: Search Engines

Google has just launched a Public DNS service according to a post on the Official Google Blog. The goal of the service is “to benefit users worldwide while also helping the tens of thousands of DNS resolvers improve their services, ultimately making the web faster for everyone“. On their product page they promise that the service is more secure as well as faster than many traditional domain name service resolved provided by the ISPs.

The OpenDNS like service will as a side benefit Google would also be able to see and track DNS queries of the users on the service and potentially redirect unresolved searches into Google Searches, similar to what many ISPs already do today. The company does promised not to use the data for anything else, but does state that non personal data will be stored for an indefinite period.

Google would also be able to block sites through the service that are for example suspected phishing sites. Depending on adaption the service could even introduce alternative TLDs, comparable to alternative root systems like new.net. For now their policy states that their service “never blocks, filters, or redirects users“. ICANN has recently issued an memorandum speaking out against NXdomain resolution for new gTLDs.

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10 Comments

Patricia Kaehler

December 3, 2009 @ 3:45 pm EDT

This will be interesting to watch unfold and find
special uses for the service(s) …

Adv. branding OPs.. will be of interest… (smile)

Does ICANN have any authority or control over
Google doing something of this nature ??

~Paricia – DomainBELL

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jp

December 4, 2009 @ 2:52 am EDT

I wonder how long it will be before google replaces the root dns and puts ICANN out of business

Seb

December 4, 2009 @ 3:37 am EDT

Someone HAS to stop Google before it’s too late !

willemijns

December 4, 2009 @ 7:50 am EDT

look for “vivilproject dns” on a search engine and list a lot of public DNS other than google dns and opendns… i do not love my private surf can be tracked for ads reasons :-(

Stephen

December 4, 2009 @ 3:35 pm EDT

Great news

Stephen

December 5, 2009 @ 4:18 am EDT

Good news. Well done Google

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