Today I would like to take a moment and tell you about a FREE service that does more than just DNS for you. This service can be utilized by a single user or an entire data center. OpenDNS.com is a website that allows you to utilize it’s services by adding them as your primary/secondary DNS servers or as a forwarder for your larger networks. OpenDNS offers a Safer, Faster, Smarter and More Reliable DNS Service.
Ok, now for what the service really does. Taken from OpenDNS’ website:
Phishing Protection: OpenDNS can identify and stop sites trying to phish (steal) your personal information or money.The OpenDNS phishing protection works with all operating systems and browsers, complementing any other security measures already in use.
Adult Site Blocking: OpenDNS lets you block adult websites from loading, by category, for free. All sites blocked are human-reviewed by the experienced iGuard team at St. Bernard Software.
Domain Blocking: OpenDNS also lets you block specifics websites from loading. This helps you protect the people using your computer or network from visiting specific websites. We give you the control to decide what gets blocked and what doesn’t.
DNS is used every time you use the Internet, for the web, email, and more. You want DNS to be blazing fast. OpenDNS is so fast because we run some of the largest DNS caches around and do it on our own high-performance network.
Open DNS is also a distributed network so you are always routed to the closest/fastest servers available to you at any given time.
We correct your common spelling mistakes, on the fly. That means when you are typing fast and type yahoo.cmo instead of yahoo.com, you still get there.
With OpenDNS, you can create shortcuts that let you type something easy-to-remember into your address bar and leap straight where you want to go.
Navigating the Internet is easier with shortcuts. Learn more.
The only thing worse than a slow DNS service is an unreliable DNS service. When DNS isn’t working it appears as if the entire Internet isn’t working. Our service is built on our own high-performance network that is connected in multiple cities and to many different networks. We know reliability is important, and we stand behind ours.
I encourage all of you to take a gander at the website, try it out for a while and see if you like it. Still not convinced, well stick with the current crappy, probably ISP provider that you have and see where that get’s you. Kidding. Just give it a try and see for yourself. Good Luck.