Free Fast Public DNS Servers List

by admin on March 21, 2007 · 368 comments

in Apple, Internet, Linux, Technology, Tips, Ubuntu Linux, Windows Vista, Windows XP

The most basic task of DNS is to translate hostnames such as theos.in to IP address such as 74.86.49.131. In very simple terms, it can be compared to a phone book. DNS also has other important use such as email routing.

This is my list of better, fast public dns servers and free dns server (as compare to your ISP / DSL / ADSL / cable DNS service providers dns servers). These dns servers are free to all. I was able to improve my browsing speed with following DNS servers. Use any one of the following provider.

Free Public DNS Server

=> Service provider: Google
Google public dns server IP address:

  • 8.8.8.8
  • 8.8.4.4

=> Service provider:OpenDNS
OpenDNS free dns server list / IP address:

  • 208.67.222.222
  • 208.67.220.220

=> Service provider:Opennicproject (visit this url to get nearest DNS server for your country)

  • 151.236.6.156
  • 118.88.20.195

=> Service provider:DynDNS

  • 216.146.35.35
  • 216.146.36.36

=> Service provider:Dnsadvantage
Dnsadvantage free dns server list:

  • 156.154.70.1
  • 156.154.71.1

=> Service provider:SafeDNS

  • 195.46.39.39
  • 195.46.39.40

=> Service provider:Comodo Secure DNS

  • 8.26.56.26
  • 8.20.247.20

=> Service provider:Norton
Norton free dns server list / IP address:

  • 198.153.192.1
  • 198.153.194.1

=> Service provider: GTEI DNS (now Verizon)
Public Name server IP address:

  • 4.2.2.1
  • 4.2.2.2
  • 4.2.2.3
  • 4.2.2.4
  • 4.2.2.5
  • 4.2.2.6

How do I change or setup DNS server IP address?

Visit below mentioned site to setup DNS as per your operating system:

{ 367 comments… read them below or add one }

1 MADA November 13, 2007 at 9:30 pm

I Need More Public DNS Server List PLZ

2 ahmednassr December 28, 2007 at 6:35 pm

I Need More Public DNS Server List PLZ

3 Pankaj Sharma January 2, 2008 at 12:07 pm

Dear Vivek,

Thanks for the above information. My Domino was misbehaving as my ISP DNS was not working.

I have changed it now and its working fine now.
I am currently working with Shree Cement (at Rajasthan) in the capacity of System Administrator.

We are in process of deploying Oracle eBS 11i on IBM Pserver on AIX, with Oracle RAC.

Looking forward to meet you sometime in Pune.

4 jabongskie February 7, 2008 at 2:07 am

thanks for having this kind of service. it helps a lot of people in the worls. pls continue the good job!

5 Prakash March 25, 2008 at 11:31 am

well,there is DNS advantage with India support:
http://www.dnsadvantage.com/switch/index.html

6 Joe May 4, 2008 at 5:09 am

220.233.167.31 fast and local Aussie DNS Server (Sydney)

7 boyan May 10, 2008 at 7:55 am

Thank 4 information..I try it !!

8 Callme June 12, 2008 at 7:20 am

Official name: nsphil.bellatlantic.net
IP address: 151.197.0.38

Official name: home4.bellatlantic.net
IP address: 151.197.0.39

Official name: nyc1-qwest.bellatlantic.net
IP address: 151.202.0.84

Official name: nyc2-qwest.bellatlantic.net
IP address: 151.202.0.85

Official name: nyc1-gtei.bellatlantic.net
IP address: 141.155.0.84

Official name: nyc2-gtei.bellatlantic.net
IP address: 141.155.0.85

Official name: boston1-qwest.bellatlantic.net
IP address: 151.203.0.84

Official name: boston2-qwest.bellatlantic.net
IP address: 151.203.0.85

Official name: boston1-gtei.bellatlantic.net
IP address: 141.154.0.84

Official name: boston2-gtei.bellatlantic.net
IP address: 141.154.0.85

And s’more:

Official name: ns.bellatlantic.net
IP address: 199.45.32.37

Official name: ns1.bellatlantic.net
IP address: 199.45.32.40

Official name: ns2.bellatlantic.net
IP address: 151.202.0.85

Official name: vzdns01.verizon.com.
IP address: 192.76.85.133

Official name: dnsauth1.sys.gtei.net
IP address: 4.2.49.2

Official name: dnsauth2.sys.gtei.net
IP address: 4.2.49.3

Official name: dnsauth3.sys.gtei.net
IP address: 4.2.49.4

Official name: dnspri.sys.gtei.net
IP address: 4.2.35.8

Official name: ns1.qwest.net
IP address: 216.111.65.217

Official name: ns2.qwest.net
IP address: 205.171.16.250

Official name: ns3.qwest.net
IP address: 63.226.138.15

Official name: SVL-ANS-01.INET.qwest.net
IP address: 205.171.14.195

Official name: DCA-ANS-01.INET.qwest.net
IP address: 205.171.9.242

server 4.2.2.1
Default Server: vnsc-pri.sys.gtei.net
Address: 4.2.2.1

server 4.2.2.2
Default Server: vnsc-bak.sys.gtei.net
Address: 4.2.2.2

server 4.2.2.3
Default Server: vnsc-lc.sys.gtei.net
Address: 4.2.2.3

Official name: nsdc.bellatlantic.net
IP address: 199.45.32.38

Official name: home1.bellatlantic.net
IP address: 199.45.32.43

9 Chuck Nasty July 13, 2008 at 2:09 pm

To all thoose who have posted 4.2.2.* addresses:

These are ROOT name servers and shouldn’t be queried unless by a DNS server. For more info google root-servers and you will soon find why this is bad for you and bad for them.

10 vivek July 14, 2008 at 4:25 pm

Chuck,

I just checked my named.root file and 4.2.2.* are not ROOT name servers IP. You are safe to use them. Also most DNS server don’t act as recursive name server.

11 elQuique July 22, 2008 at 8:43 am

Yooowwwww!! works fantastic!! the 4.2.2.1 is extremely fast!!

and to Chuck N., the use of top level dns servers for the sake of resolving names only will not affect since you’re only querying names and the server resolves it for you, nothing else and nothing illegal or harmful whatsoever…

12 quincywalltech August 25, 2008 at 10:34 pm

Dnsserver list just changed their listing to about 1000 dns servers, with real time QRTT times, and now a downloadable beta tool that will configure you DNS servers by your schedule to the current fastest DNS servers.

13 quincywalltech August 25, 2008 at 10:34 pm

Oops for got the link http:/www.DNSServerList.org

14 vanthol October 1, 2008 at 1:25 pm

http://dnsadvantage.com/

==> 156.154.70.1
==> 156.154.71.1

15 sec0 October 19, 2008 at 5:21 pm

Thanks. 4.2.2.1 works great!!!

16 Steve November 3, 2008 at 10:34 pm

IP address 69.65.59.222 is another public DNS server.

It’s VERY fast.

17 Lightning November 6, 2008 at 6:59 am

I have a Reliance Broadband connection, and they have a DNS proxy, so even if I set my PC to use OpenDNS etc, they just intercept the query. During office hours when their proxy is heavily loaded, I can’t use the net, all DNS queries timeout.
Is there any way to solve this problem ?

18 MissionComplete November 23, 2008 at 7:51 am

Level 3 Communications (Broomfield, CO, US)
4.2.2.1
4.2.2.2
4.2.2.3
4.2.2.4
4.2.2.5
4.2.2.6

Verizon (Reston, VA, US)
151.197.0.38
151.197.0.39
151.202.0.84
151.202.0.85
151.202.0.85
151.203.0.84
151.203.0.85
199.45.32.37
199.45.32.38
199.45.32.40
199.45.32.43

GTE (Irving, TX, US)
192.76.85.133
206.124.64.1

One Connect IP (Albuquerque, NM, US)
67.138.54.100

OpenDNS (San Francisco, CA, US)
208.67.222.222
208.67.220.220

Exetel (Sydney, AU)
220.233.167.31

VRx Network Services (New York, NY, US)
199.166.31.3

SpeakEasy (Seattle, WA, US)
66.93.87.2
216.231.41.2
216.254.95.2
64.81.45.2
64.81.111.2
64.81.127.2
64.81.79.2
64.81.159.2
66.92.64.2
66.92.224.2
66.92.159.2
64.81.79.2
64.81.159.2
64.81.127.2
64.81.45.2
216.27.175.2
66.92.159.2
66.93.87.2

Sprintlink (Overland Park, KS, US)
199.2.252.10
204.97.212.10
204.117.214.10

Cisco (San Jose, CA, US)
64.102.255.44
128.107.241.185

19 Chirag December 1, 2008 at 6:02 am

Ihave used the DNS specified by you & my problem of not getting conncted to hp.com/in is solved.

Thanks

20 budhe December 22, 2008 at 2:51 pm

thanks…thanks…

21 clikc January 2, 2009 at 10:52 pm

thanks a lot….

22 haki January 8, 2009 at 6:06 am

i am looking for europe.which one is better for me?

23 Matt January 11, 2009 at 6:09 pm

Well, if these work, for the most part, thanks.
Just got tired of my own ISP’s DNS servers forcing a “search” if the address isn’t formatted as they like it (Barring me from valid sites).

24 upload center January 13, 2009 at 11:29 am

thanks

25 Shrinivasan January 20, 2009 at 10:27 am

Hi, thank you for the post. I was having problem accessing some sites, this helped me a lot !
Regards and keep up the good work.

26 shrinivasan January 22, 2009 at 2:04 am

Hi,
Thanks for the post. I was able to connect to some sites that I was unable to earlier. But, still I an unable to connect some sites viz., opensubtitles.org , thepiratebay.org or even microsoft.com ! Is there a solution for this ? Please post it if you have one. Thanks and regards.

27 Isles Tech January 22, 2009 at 7:53 am

I’m a newbie to this, so how do you Google for those IP addresses?

28 Chuck Nice January 24, 2009 at 12:57 am

Chuck Nasty is badly mis-informed. If the mentioned DNS Server IP addresses were for DNS root name servers, they wouldn’t even perform DNS lookups. The root name server function is to publish the contents of the root zone file.

29 NaiM February 15, 2009 at 8:02 am

hello Guys,
is there got DNS for malaysia??
becoz me from malaysia ^^.
tats 4.2.2.2.1 how u guys put it? and where???

tell me pls =.=!!
some1 help me!!!!!!1
any1 who can help me e-mail me ok pls!!
Naim_rawk@yahoo.com/Naim_rawk@hotmail.com

30 merans March 1, 2009 at 4:10 pm

dns can give fast 20-30% only. nothing more. fast just on ur ISP ! :) cheers !

31 Daie3 March 6, 2009 at 10:47 am

you go to network properties in tcp\ip click properties then go to preffered dns and put it there ;)

32 Angel_One March 9, 2009 at 12:45 am

Peace be upon you and God’s mercy and blessings :)
Thank You Very Much!!!! GOOD JOB!!!

33 Linell March 9, 2009 at 9:08 pm

are there any dns servers in or around cleveland,
ohio

34 vanthol March 10, 2009 at 11:50 am

* 67.138.54.100
* 207.225.209.66
is death

35 Azmir March 13, 2009 at 5:01 am

there are nother DNS
GLOBAL ACSESS LIMITED.BD
202.44.105.8
202.44.105.9

36 Forkei March 29, 2009 at 7:15 am

I use the 4.2.2.1,it works great! i’am from china .thanks !

37 MMK April 22, 2009 at 11:21 am

Thanks so much… i’m from Turkey and you tube is banned according to terroristic propoganda.. i have some speed difficulties with common dnses and i browse others from here

38 carl wilson May 16, 2009 at 8:43 am

please anyone, i need a working smtp server with accout login information, pleasse!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

39 slipkorn May 17, 2009 at 5:46 am

which is the fastest public dns?

40 merans May 17, 2009 at 2:42 pm

@slipkorn… which is the fastest public dns?

Just try one by one any DNS list here, ok ! :D

41 Cool June 2, 2009 at 4:32 pm

which is the fastest public dn

42 Vlrod June 3, 2009 at 3:52 pm

Any good free DNS servers in the middle east?

43 Adnan June 6, 2009 at 9:07 am

I’m in Dubai which DNS server will be best for me?

44 duway June 11, 2009 at 2:06 pm

i need DNS server , plss help

45 Sasci June 15, 2009 at 10:15 am

EUROPA
POLAND DNS
Test it :-)

195.85.230.132

46 xcitchx June 16, 2009 at 8:18 pm

thx 4 inf..
Service provider:dnsadvantage
Dnsadvantage free dns server list:

* 156.154.70.1
* 156.154.71.1
the best thing i take

47 abdul khudus June 27, 2009 at 2:23 am

dear brother i want DSN server address to me but my networking is not connected plz

48 tanu July 2, 2009 at 10:38 am

hey guys! do u know ne gud dns server for kuwait???pls reply..very important..

49 monsterkitik July 2, 2009 at 5:15 pm

78.31.159.199 fast !

50 Limba July 13, 2009 at 10:32 am

it is posible…. 3ms for replay from 195.85.230.132
it is Very Very FAST dns whit recursion or …. – very fast – TEST in EU

51 Limba July 14, 2009 at 7:21 am

monsterkitik July 2, 2009 at 5:15 pm
78.31.159.199 fast !
hehehhee….

ALWAYS TES RevDNS … this is best info about IP adres and DNS servis in this IP adres.
ex.
156.154.70.1 = rdns1.ultradns.net – OK
195.85.230.132 = discover.sasci.net – OK
78.31.159.199 = host-78-31-159-199.ip.jarsat.pl – Wh..The Fu… ??? – lame FunDns system in Win95 heheh… OR Hacker DNS – DNS Poison tech.

Always Test RevDNS or ask google

:-)

52 Brad Peabody July 15, 2009 at 12:05 am

4.2.2.1/2/3/etc. are deprecated – use these instead:
209.244.0.3
209.244.0.4

53 freakazoo July 16, 2009 at 6:52 pm

Try OpenNIC (resolves ICANN, too):
AU 58.6.115.42
AU 58.6.115.43
AU 119.31.230.42
BR 200.252.98.162
DE 217.79.186.148
FR 82.229.244.191
US 216.87.84.211
US 2002:d857:54d2:2:20e:2eff:fe63:d4a9
US 2001:470:1f07:38b::1
US 66.244.95.20
US 2001:470:1f10:c6::2

54 Pi TASARIM July 24, 2009 at 2:09 pm

free dns list

208.67.220.220
208.67.222.222
141.211.125.17
141.211.144.17
198.77.116.8
198.77.116.12
198.77.116.221
198.77.116.223
198.77.116.225
198.77.116.227
205.171.2.65
205.171.3.65
141.211.144.15

55 andrew July 30, 2009 at 10:50 am

Give me any free dns server that is open and working as at july 2009.

56 Michael August 2, 2009 at 4:59 pm

@andrew

ns2.hitachi.co.jp
133.145.228.6

189.7.160.15
bd07a00f.virtua.com.br

154.11.147.2
sec2.dns.ca.telus.com

57 David August 9, 2009 at 8:31 am

4.2.2.1
4.2.2.2
4.2.2.3
4.2.2.4

Are alive and well.

58 freakazoo August 11, 2009 at 7:58 am

@David: 4.2.2.2 is NOT a resolver.

59 Badreligion August 14, 2009 at 5:16 am

207.225.209.66 not responding at Fri Aug 14 05:14:19 UTC 2009

60 Vikas August 17, 2009 at 11:46 am

airtel 208.67.222.222/208.67.220.220 for high speed downloading
4.2.2.1/4.2.2.2
125.22.47.125/59.185.0.50
218.248.240.208/218.248.240.135
66.249.71.227/203.145.184.13/202.56.250.5
165.21.100.88/59.144.127.17
all dns are working properly with high downloading speed please try all

61 Eldred August 25, 2009 at 1:17 pm

How will I know if these servers are working? If not??

62 R.U.S.I.K. August 25, 2009 at 8:52 pm

to Eldred
You can try use nslookup:
nslookup http://www.com 4.2.2.2
where http://www.com – any host and 4.2.2.2 – testing name server IP or name. If server work and resolve names you will see answer like this:

C:\Users\RU>nslookup http://www.com 4.2.2.2
Server: vnsc-bak.sys.gtei.net
Address: 4.2.2.2

Non-authoritative answer:
Name: http://www.com
Address: 174.142.8.58

And if server is not work right an answer will be:

C:\Users\RU>nslookup http://www.com 4.2.2.10
DNS request timed out.
timeout was 2 seconds.
Server: UnKnown
Address: 4.2.2.10

DNS request timed out.
timeout was 2 seconds.
DNS request timed out.
timeout was 2 seconds.
DNS request timed out.
timeout was 2 seconds.
DNS request timed out.
timeout was 2 seconds.
*** Request to UnKnown timed-out

63 rekhilesh August 26, 2009 at 5:59 pm

yes great……….
here is working for kerala open dns

154.11.147.2
189.7.160.15
59.185.0.50
218.248.240.208
218.248.240.135
203.145.184.13
202.56.250.5
thanku

64 rekhilesh August 26, 2009 at 6:02 pm

Yes
go to

start -> run -> cmd -> ok ->
ping (open dns ip)

for example
ping 4.2.2.1

65 ecrao August 27, 2009 at 12:26 am

Any good servers for netgear in the US

66 s0ngk0L0 August 29, 2009 at 3:47 pm

@Eldred
ping it…

67 RCharles September 10, 2009 at 10:43 am

Recently I programmed my router to use public DNS servers to get my ISP out of the business of intercepting my DNS activity. But I am still seeing a few delays, “looking up http:/…”

Is there any merit in finding and using DNS servers that are geographically closer to my location? (I’ve seen download displays where the server location is noted, suggesting you should pick one that’s closer.)

If a closer DNS server makes sense, how does one find the geographic location of a given server?

thanks

RCharles

68 vivek September 11, 2009 at 11:51 am

Run tracepath or traceroute or tracert command to get path information.

69 HM2K September 17, 2009 at 5:22 pm

@freakazoo 4.2.2.2 is a resolver…

[hm2k@amber ~]$ dig bbc.co.uk @4.2.2.2

; <> DiG 9.3.3 <> bbc.co.uk @4.2.2.2
; (1 server found)
;; global options: printcmd
;; Got answer:
;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NOERROR, id: 13451
;; flags: qr rd ra; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 1, AUTHORITY: 0, ADDITIONAL: 0

;; QUESTION SECTION:
;bbc.co.uk. IN A

;; ANSWER SECTION:
bbc.co.uk. 101 IN A 212.58.224.138

;; Query time: 43 msec
;; SERVER: 4.2.2.2#53(4.2.2.2)
;; WHEN: Thu Sep 17 18:17:26 2009
;; MSG SIZE rcvd: 43

70 Mychael September 27, 2009 at 3:24 am

Nothing works, can someone tell me HOW to set up intenet? i have with no filters but i cant setup internet, i tried most of DNS here but nothing works. Please advise.

mikesspmmail@yahoo.com

71 Daniel September 28, 2009 at 9:02 am

Re:
“Nothing works, can someone tell me HOW to set up intenet? i have with no filters but i cant setup internet, i tried most of DNS here but nothing works. Please advise.”

Check your mail box for a fresh DVD of the Internet. Mine comes semiannually, but your Internet DVD regularity may depend on your subscription plan. Did you call ICANN and check that your Internet subscription is active? Also try cleaning your old Internet DVD. It may be stale, but it’s something. Good luck.

72 freakazoo September 28, 2009 at 8:37 pm

@HM2K: ah ok seems they are working again. They didn’t last time I checked.

73 Michael William Andersen September 30, 2009 at 10:57 pm

I will try these nameservers – I hope they work.

Thank you

74 Kamesh Aiyer October 3, 2009 at 9:10 pm

I’ve been trying to connect to quicken.com (and associated sites like intuit.com) and for almost a year, I have failed — no ping, no browser access, and so on. Today I tried tracert and found that after about 20 hops it starts getting timeouts. I guess somewhere along the line smething is failing,

Is this a problem with my DNS server or with somebody else’s DNS server or is it something else? I am at my wit’s end since I cannot even connect to Quicken’s support mechanism. Other people don’t seem to have the problem — google for example claims that it is caching quicken.intuit.com successfully!

Cheers,

75 Bloodsong October 10, 2009 at 7:23 pm

Quick check tells me that quicken.com and intuit.com are dropping ICMP packets (Ping requests) which means that hop twenty where you start to get time-outs is probably their router.

If I punch their URL into my web-browser it comes up without issue, what feedback do you get when you try to go directly to the website in question? (400/500 type error? Redirect? etc.)

It’s unlikely to be an issue with your DNS servers unless your DNS servers are hosting an incorrect/old record.

76 Sutan October 17, 2009 at 1:29 am

How about indonesia? any fast dns server there? please give me some. thank’s

77 Steve October 24, 2009 at 9:47 am

I am using a linksys router and trying to change settings to use public dns. I cannot ping anything when I use any of these public dns numbers. Is there some extra setting on the router to access these? Otherwise, my comcast modem keeps directing me to their service site, so, I have internet connection is there, just can’t get around comcast.

78 Aso October 24, 2009 at 10:18 am

Can somebody tell me how to acquire a US based IP and DNS addresses? Kindly snd it to asobansa1@yahoo.com.

79 Gunasekaran Mani October 27, 2009 at 2:07 pm

Hi ,
Could you email me the list of DNS address for USA internet service providers ,Please, Iam a student doing a project on DNS servers
Regards
Mani

80 argh November 1, 2009 at 1:12 am

argh, just realized that opendns took me to a fake google page..

4.2.2.1-4 looks nice :)

81 lingesh November 12, 2009 at 2:08 pm

how can i change my ip address and also hide all my identities.any one can help me

82 @NDREW November 14, 2009 at 12:37 pm

JUST GO WITH YOUR CLOSEST ITS PROBABLYA FASTEST LESS TRAVEL FASTER PING PING!

83 Rhett November 15, 2009 at 10:42 pm

My AOL / CompuServe DNS address is: 205.188.146.145

84 Rhett November 15, 2009 at 11:33 pm

This is the actual domain for the IP address I posted above: http://nstot.proxy.aol.com

Sorry for the extra post!

85 cscash241 November 19, 2009 at 1:36 am

primary dns 208.67.222.222 secondary dns 208.67.220.220

86 break December 2, 2009 at 8:01 am

any good one in Angola, africa?

87 Klaus Alexander Seistrup December 4, 2009 at 6:39 am

Google public DNS resolvers can be found at 8.8.4.4 and 8.8.8.8.

88 sok vanthol December 4, 2009 at 11:36 am

Please Google Public DNS to list
dns a = 8.8.8.8
dns b = 8.8.4.4

89 dirk December 4, 2009 at 1:13 pm

Google Public DNS:
8.8.8.8
8.8.4.4

90 Ameer December 4, 2009 at 3:35 pm

Google’s new public DNS servers.
8.8.8.8
8.8.4.4
Very fast servers.

91 Vivek Gite December 4, 2009 at 6:29 pm

The list has been updated with Google dns ips. Thanks for feedback!

92 lawlaw December 11, 2009 at 12:27 pm

4.2.2.2 is a resolver I tried it :)

93 manny3639 December 14, 2009 at 9:36 am

I am in south FLA. 4.2.2.2 does not work still.

94 manny3639 December 14, 2009 at 9:37 am

I have Comcast for ISP.

95 manny3639 December 14, 2009 at 9:38 am

comcast is my isp.

96 sok vanthol December 20, 2009 at 2:26 am

Dnsadvantage and Google DNS is the best for Asia and Australia.

97 Raza December 21, 2009 at 11:33 am

Remember that nothing is free – all these DNS servers, especially Google, will keep all your search history, IP address, timestamp, computer name, userid, etc – all stats on you and everything you search – forever in their database.

98 hoso December 23, 2009 at 6:23 pm

Service provider:OpenDNS
OpenDNS free dns server list:

208.67.222.222
208.67.220.220

working all time

99 Johnny D. Nguyen December 24, 2009 at 8:03 am

US DNS:
68.6.16.30
68.8.16.30
68.4.16.30

OpenDNS:
208.67.220.220
208.67.222.220
208.67.222.222

Google DNS too low with me in Vietnam.

100 plf December 25, 2009 at 8:47 pm

@ Brad Peabody : Thanks for posting the new Level 3 resolvers.
@ Vivek Gite : According to DNS Benchmark, the 4.2.2.* servers are owned by Level 3 Communications (www.level3.com). These are owned by NTT America (www.nttamerica.com) and might be interesting too :
129.250.35.250
129.250.35.251

101 sok vanthol December 27, 2009 at 6:36 am

Switch Now!

It’s quick and easy to change to Comodo Secure DNS. No downloads and it’s absolutely free.

156.154.70.22
156.154.71.22

102 shakeel December 27, 2009 at 4:01 pm

can dns server speed up your connection

103 Horst December 27, 2009 at 8:17 pm

here another fast DNS. location is Germany

62.157.94.6

104 FourSeasons January 3, 2010 at 4:16 pm

until today I used it as well. Then I had to do a translation of a word and tried to use google’s language tools. OpenDNS blocked the site. Switched my router back to the ISP’s DNS and it worked fine. – So that’s why I’m here – in search for a new DNS server.

105 Richard January 7, 2010 at 1:00 pm

Also, DynDNS servers are reliable . . . not sure why they’re not on your primary list or in any of the extensive comments thus far:

216.146.35.35
216.146.36.36

I believe OpenDNS was recently acquired by DynDNS, and my guess is the safety filter lists will be consolidated somehow.

106 elijah January 12, 2010 at 12:31 am

do anybody have a primary dns server and a secondary dns

107 X January 12, 2010 at 8:20 pm

google 8.8.8.8/4.4.4.4 is fastest,in CN

108 allif January 17, 2010 at 5:21 pm

there is a program call namebench to look for fastest dns..try it out. maybe it will help

109 Jamie January 18, 2010 at 11:24 am

Reliable public DNS servers that I have used:

75.126.98.108 – Dallas
91.85.5.25 – UK

110 FrankL January 25, 2010 at 3:07 am

c:\nslookup 156.xxx.xxx.xxx (DNS Server IP address) you should get a DNS Server Name back with the IP address you query.

111 Alex February 1, 2010 at 2:02 pm

is it OK to use other ISP DNS servers services provide in my local country which i didn’t pay for ?

112 Vivek Gite February 2, 2010 at 9:12 am

They may block you. Use OpenDNS or Google and they do not have any problem at all.

113 julianda February 6, 2010 at 5:36 am

Thank you IP DNS Server Google

114 julianda February 6, 2010 at 5:37 am

Thank you DNS Server

115 e-berlin it and media February 8, 2010 at 2:32 pm

Thanks, very useful! I was looking for something exactly like this list.

116 Juegos February 9, 2010 at 2:37 pm

Thanks, never heard about ScrubIt and DNSadvantage, I changed my computer settings to these nameservers: 4.2.2.2 and 4.2.2.3. All the best.

117 rohit p February 10, 2010 at 6:51 pm

thanx for the list i tried google dns and yes i am seeing a boost in speed. its great

118 randil Wijerathne February 25, 2010 at 7:07 am

Hi,

Is there any public ipv6 DNS server ?

thx
Randil

119 sphinx1800 February 26, 2010 at 6:46 pm

Thanks very match

120 introzip March 1, 2010 at 5:47 pm

Thank you so much. I use google now, but maybe there’s a chance to use the rest.

121 John C. Reid March 11, 2010 at 3:07 am

I just did a test with over 150 name lookups to a large number of known public DNS servers. I tested both cached and uncached as well as invalid domains. Your results may vary, but this is what I found.

Google’s DNS server where among the slowest in the group. Lookups took almost twice as long to resolve as OpenDNS.

OpenDNS servers led the pack. In fact there was only one group of DNS servers that were faster.

Time Warner Telecomm has the fasted servers hands down.
64.129.67.101
64.129.67.102
64.129.67.103

I use OpenDNS because I have a paid account and use the multiple tracked networks and the dashboard. I also use customized branded search pages for the invalid lookups and content filtering for the Ad networks and Phishing.

If you don’t want or need these advanced features and you just want standard errors returned for invalid lookups, Time Warner does not mess with the responses and would make an excellent choice.

122 Jose March 14, 2010 at 9:17 pm

you all need to go to http://www.grc.com and download a free program called DNS Benchmark which will test for the fastest free DNS available. Free DNS speeds and their reliability vary daily. A fast one today might be a slow one tomorrow. A live one today might be dead tomorrow. And so on.
I use DNS Benchmark once per week, sometimes more if my computer starts to act slow. It is usually the DNS.

123 tre March 16, 2010 at 7:24 am

google will eat your pc…

124 Aztro Antoine March 16, 2010 at 7:50 am

Hey John C. Reid is Totally Right…This Is one of the fastest web-browsing experiences iHave ever seen…This DNS server is by-far way faster then the rest..THANK YOU John C. Reid for letting me know about this…iAm so happy :-)

125 Anonymous March 17, 2010 at 9:42 am

Hello This is the one I was looking for.

Regards,

CK

126 nurprasetia March 20, 2010 at 2:30 am

very nice…. thanks for all :)

127 Hakan ERGÜN April 3, 2010 at 10:21 pm

Thanks for this informations

128 Segun dotcom April 16, 2010 at 2:32 pm

Correct;

Time Warner Telecomm has the fasted servers hands down.
64.129.67.101
64.129.67.102
64.129.67.103

I have tried these on my servers and i think they offer the best result so far.

129 Timur April 17, 2010 at 11:48 pm

Thanks for the info.I tried Google Dns Server a few days ago,but i noticed some problems with it,sometimes web pages cannot be loaded.and sometimes very slow.I tried Scrub-it,and for now I liked it very much.

130 Gecata April 19, 2010 at 1:12 pm

Many, many thanks!

131 Devashish Yadav April 22, 2010 at 9:29 am

Yes U r Right. But to Find The best DNS server of your area . You should use Namebench a FREEWARE

132 Fahmy April 22, 2010 at 2:50 pm

Thanks, Jose. It’s a nice program.

133 Timur April 23, 2010 at 1:22 am

Like said by someone in a previous post,yesterday’s fast server is today’s slow one.Today I found that Scrub-it is not fast(I have said in my previous post that Scrub-it was that for that moment)

134 Xenophon April 23, 2010 at 4:19 am

You want to check out ScrubIt before adding them to your list. They filter out domains linked to pornography etc. according to their site. If you’re writing about public dns services you may want to mention that so that everyone can make an informed decision. I’m not too hot on Chinese democracy via DNS.

135 yasir April 23, 2010 at 5:12 am

thanks ………………………………………

136 Jacob May 2, 2010 at 2:20 pm

Thanks a lot for this post..

137 Anonymous May 5, 2010 at 7:16 pm

dude im on ps3 and it does not work

138 libranbux May 6, 2010 at 6:56 am

how to use dns server what is it’s benefit?

139 Ovic May 6, 2010 at 7:33 pm

Thanks…..its work…!!!

140 GSS America Ims May 13, 2010 at 1:32 pm

very nice for share the Information ……………………………….

141 Peter May 14, 2010 at 8:23 am

Pinging Time Warner Telecomm servers led to the following results (where most others vary from 9 to 25ms)
64.129.67.101 4 * time-out
64.129.67.102 2 * time-out avg time success: 124ms
64.129.67.103 3 * time-out time success: 144ms

Thanks for all info, made me aware of the improvement attainable.

Peter

142 Localhost May 17, 2010 at 9:47 pm

Anyone using free dns or any other free/pay service should be reading the Terms/Use policy. It’s not the responsibility of the OP to do so.
If they came here stupid, you can bet they’ll be leaving just as stupid.
Sad, but true.

143 lexxmedd May 20, 2010 at 12:29 am

it does work try 8888-8844 custome manuel dns

144 vidhubalu May 20, 2010 at 6:47 am

THANKS GUYS ITS WORKING GREAT

145 eddie May 23, 2010 at 6:37 am

hi. can u help.?

192.168.1.1
255.255.255.0
192.168.1.2

what the next
in
preferred DNS server =__________________?

alternate DNS server =__________________?

can you answer the blank line please…

thanks.

146 Anonymous May 23, 2010 at 2:51 pm

thanx old chap

147 azhar May 25, 2010 at 12:12 pm

opendns is grabbing your internet speed

148 Rakib May 26, 2010 at 6:34 am

Thanks ……bro nice DNS

149 Jesper May 26, 2010 at 5:57 pm

well everything depends on where you are.

i am in thailand. and the local DNS is shit. cant acces Hotmail or facebook. but the local websites run fast and downloads with 400 kbs….. how the hell can i find a Chinese DNS or similar

150 RKV May 29, 2010 at 10:45 am

Hi Jasper I Think U can use these DNS’s if you like.

203.138.71.154
200.12.229.1

Have a nice surfing time.

151 pu May 29, 2010 at 11:47 am

202.96.64.68 China Unicom DNS

152 William May 30, 2010 at 1:51 am

We’ve used
4.2.2.1
4.2.2.2

a lot and have always had good results with those settings. Try them. Verizon uses them too.

153 mHut May 31, 2010 at 3:38 am

Problem with DNS solved, thanks for great share.

154 Çagatay June 3, 2010 at 9:36 pm

Thanks a lot Hakuna Matata .. Wonderful information.

155 Yashaswi June 4, 2010 at 10:35 am

You can also try out the Dns by Norton/symantec at 198.153.192.1 and 198.153.194.1

156 anyone June 4, 2010 at 1:07 pm

198.153.192.1 and 198.153.194.1 by Norton

157 David June 6, 2010 at 9:39 pm

Can i get ip that we work on mtn and etisalat at here in nigeria.are useing mobile

158 Chetan Narsude June 9, 2010 at 3:07 pm

Thanks for compiling the list. The scrubit were not pingable at the time when i tried but looks like i get the best roundtrip time with google nameservers. and they are very easy to remember as well.

159 kiwi June 11, 2010 at 10:10 pm

thanx …its work ! :)

160 Kutlu Bozkurt June 12, 2010 at 10:55 pm

yeah thats the fastest

161 nnv June 14, 2010 at 9:52 am

thanks :) really helpful

162 Anonymous June 15, 2010 at 7:26 pm

i need a free dns that will work for ps3

163 naggappan June 26, 2010 at 5:40 pm

its really super and i get the website query soon. thank you very much

164 kabelo June 28, 2010 at 6:55 am

thia really worked at first…. i was using 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4, but now my internet is just too slow, sometimes even fail to go thru/

whats the problem as the switches and modem are new and fine,.

165 Mia June 29, 2010 at 1:57 am

74.50.55.161 and 74.50.55.162 are my favorites, and they won’t hijack your connection like opendns

166 Anonymous June 30, 2010 at 4:40 pm

OpenDNS filters sites on their “open” dns servers

167 sokom July 2, 2010 at 3:03 pm

ScrubIt are not working

168 dan July 2, 2010 at 7:05 pm

I tried the symantec/norton dns 198.153.192.1 and 198.153.194.1, it gives me a B grade (very good) in my the ping test others only give me C (good) & D.

169 terrens July 3, 2010 at 3:44 am

hi. can u help.?

192.168.0.104
255.255.255.0
192.168.0.1

what the next
in
preferred DNS server =__________________?

alternate DNS server =__________________?

can you answer the blank line please…

thanks.

170 Anonymous July 5, 2010 at 6:20 am

i’m from msia….
4.2.2.1 is the fastest..
tq

171 john miami July 24, 2010 at 1:46 pm

Need help with free dns on Comcast.,,
Can anyone help

172 john miami July 24, 2010 at 1:59 pm

I was able to use.4221 4222
Used it one night ,restarted then it was off again
What happened??? Any thoughts

John

173 Mustafa AYDIN July 29, 2010 at 7:39 pm

you should fill the blank lines like this:

Preferred DNS Server = 74.50.55.161
Alternate DNS Server = 74.50.55.162

or select any DNS pair provided above

174 wahyu August 2, 2010 at 5:36 am

hi. can u help.?

192.168.1.100
255.255.255.0
192.168.1.1

what the next
in
preferred DNS server =__________________?

alternate DNS server =__________________?

can you answer the blank line please…

thanks.

175 ajit August 2, 2010 at 1:42 pm

Many many thanks yaar

176 yay August 2, 2010 at 8:29 pm

Terrens
r u lost….?

=================================
preferred DNS server =4.2.2.2

alternate DNS server =4.2.2.3
=================================

177 Vipul @getexaminfo August 7, 2010 at 7:07 pm

Is google DNS is really fast.
but I am feeling them slower then my ISP DNS.

178 Anonymous August 14, 2010 at 3:28 pm

thank you bro

179 vinay August 19, 2010 at 7:05 pm

thnx buddy :)

180 rd August 20, 2010 at 9:58 am

yeah when i first found the google dns, it seemed super fast. but not so much anymore.

181 Digital Extreme Media Group August 21, 2010 at 1:07 am

Thanks for sharing. This is a great list.

182 Excelsior October 28, 2010 at 7:19 pm

Thanks for the list. Google DNS helped me a lot when my ISP DNS were down a whole evening !

183 krish October 30, 2010 at 7:15 am

do we have to choose primary AND secondary IP from the same DNS or can we mix and match two different primary (for example mixing google and dnsadvantage 8.8.8.8 and 156.154.70.1)??? or would this be slower???

thannksx

184 Rob November 2, 2010 at 8:36 am

Like ‘Rd’ post, when I too first found the google open dns, it seemed super fast. but not so much anymore.

185 Thai November 14, 2010 at 1:36 pm

Thailand
203.150.17.17
203.155.33.1

186 Anonymous November 21, 2010 at 2:25 pm

169 ms =google
128 ms = openDNS

187 Sean November 24, 2010 at 5:15 pm

You can use any of them you want, depending on your operating system you could even use all of them, but I would recommend against that. I would tend to use the ones my ISP gives me, and then maybe one of the others.

Hope that helps :)

188 Dean November 29, 2010 at 4:11 pm

try running this program from google to get the best dns connections at your specific location:

http://code.google.com/p/namebench/

189 ubat kuat lelaki December 6, 2010 at 6:25 pm

namebench is a good product !! now my internet connection is faster than before.. hahaha.. thank you guys !

190 M.Usman December 10, 2010 at 1:57 am

please fast buffering the my this website

191 mansory December 11, 2010 at 8:39 am

Dnsadvantage free dns server list:

* 156.154.70.1
* 156.154.71.1
too much faster i use in router

192 sok vathol December 11, 2010 at 11:03 am

NortonDNS :
DNS 1: 198.153.192.1
DNS 2: 198.153.194.1

193 gita December 13, 2010 at 9:11 am

i have been looking around for a philippine open DNS server but havent found one…or anything i can use maybe coz my connection is super slow…thank you and id appreciate any help…

194 raksasa lagi ngupil December 15, 2010 at 8:42 am

welldone…finally i got fast dns…i’ve try it n thn work so good

thx so much…

195 suhailm December 17, 2010 at 2:54 pm

my net is slow

196 deepak December 17, 2010 at 6:58 pm

man thai dns is extraordinary !

197 M.Usman December 18, 2010 at 2:27 am

please fast buffering help

198 M.Usman December 18, 2010 at 2:28 am

please fast buffering in my website
please help

199 rz Krash December 22, 2010 at 4:49 am

@vipul: I’ve felt the same, but not all the time. I have no idea but I think traffic slows it down.

200 Pankaj Barthwal January 2, 2011 at 7:26 am

Good one for resolving the dns querys

201 Ace January 2, 2011 at 10:41 am

in my country..the government had blocked facebook…
we had used DNS..and signed in facebook sucessfully still yesterday,
firewar had been updated..how can we sign in facebook again..anyone can help us,pls?
help us pls?

202 hi January 3, 2011 at 8:22 pm

google dns doesn’t work at all(((((

203 Anonymous January 6, 2011 at 1:41 pm

Use ip hider its help a lot with blocked websites

204 Asad January 7, 2011 at 8:38 pm

opendns is very fast and has lots of features. Google is my secondary dns

205 blah blah.. January 10, 2011 at 8:25 am

Google dns is the fastest one. I live in asia.
ping 8.8.8.8
Reply from 8.8.8.8: bytes=32 time=57ms TTL=54
ping 208.67.222.222
Reply from 208.67.222.222: bytes=32 time=254ms TTL=51
ping 4.2.2.1
Reply from 4.2.2.1: bytes=32 time=234ms TTL=54

206 Will January 10, 2011 at 4:48 pm

Are free DNS trustful? I don’t speak about time response and availability of service, but about monitoring and saving logs of urls of each user to use them illegaly (sale of logs, privacity, etc)

207 Anonymous January 10, 2011 at 10:55 pm

They seem to have their ups and downs. I tend to get better service from the 4.2.2.x servers.

208 Anthony January 13, 2011 at 10:44 pm

Thx, first i used the open dns one but after a month or to it was really slow, now im on the google one

209 Secret January 14, 2011 at 6:24 am

Use proxy dude. :) or download hotspotshield. it works everytime. :D

210 neel January 29, 2011 at 1:48 pm

thnx Dean….:)

211 Anonymous January 30, 2011 at 2:15 am

Ping statistics for 4.2.2.5:
Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
Minimum = 12ms, Maximum = 12ms, Average = 12ms

thanks great list low pings!

212 jack February 1, 2011 at 8:30 am

What you mean doesn’t work at all? It works man. Maybe your ISP doesn’t allow you to change your DNS. CMIIW

213 yer1987 February 1, 2011 at 10:42 am

firewall problem??? try this one i think it will help you a lot…. work only on firefox, try to type this key word “https everywhere” after that click the first website that will show and then try to add the free extension on your firefox and then activate it…. well done… happy browsing on any website with secure connection… :) im from philippines…:)

214 Youssef Riahi February 3, 2011 at 1:33 pm

Hey guy!
What about OPENDNS

Thanks everyone.

215 Dude from Holland February 8, 2011 at 6:08 pm

great job mate ! tool is really helpful !

216 desmond February 10, 2011 at 12:40 pm

guys i need help to open my facebook on my mobile again or any of my free websites they all blocked in cameroon please help

217 jonny rocket February 12, 2011 at 6:23 pm

google dns is slow for me. i use 4.2.2.1 and 4.2.2.2 with anycast.

218 mam February 13, 2011 at 2:27 am

NortonDNS :
DNS 1: 198.153.192.1
DNS 2: 198.153.194.1

is the best

219 neo February 13, 2011 at 12:36 pm

thanks man.. my default dns servers were a bit slow (philippines).

220 Nate February 24, 2011 at 5:18 am

Your own ISP knows any single thing you send through their DNS… in that matter a public DNS might be more “secure”.

221 gj March 17, 2011 at 3:53 pm

i changed my dns to google. browsing’s fine… but i need to speed up my torrent. how do i do that…???

222 jonny rocket March 19, 2011 at 5:13 pm

4.2.2.1 and 4.2.2.2 still work best for me.

223 Harold March 22, 2011 at 6:18 pm

What is Google’s IPv6 DNS server address? I heard using their IPv6 site is supposed to be a lot faster.

224 enthy March 26, 2011 at 12:02 am

and what you think to you
2nd google dns for your primary dns

if everybody use primary google dns
maybe the 2nd will be faster ;)

225 Paralacks March 26, 2011 at 7:25 am

Hi
I live in india, can anyone suggets me a great DNS server which can help in browsing

226 Dean March 28, 2011 at 12:38 pm

you are very welcome :)

227 candns March 28, 2011 at 3:47 pm

For me too, google is really slow lately

228 Anonymous April 2, 2011 at 3:10 am

what dns server did you use?

229 sok vanthol April 17, 2011 at 5:38 am

http://www.clearclouddns.com/
Preferred DNS server: 74.118.212.1
Alternate DNS server: 74.118.212.2

230 Arkana June 21, 2011 at 11:12 pm

Hey guys, I am pretty new to the GOOGLE dns stuff. I tried it and it works for the websites that has been blocked by my government.

When I use the google DNS I can access the sites that has been blocked and I am able to download movie torrents from the sites, question is…what if I would like to download torrents and not be tracked…is there anyway I can do that? :)

Rgds/

231 Digital Extreme Media Group July 5, 2011 at 3:25 pm

Thans great list! Yhanks for posting.

232 Digital Extreme Media Group July 5, 2011 at 3:26 pm

Thank’s, great list! Thank’s for posting.

233 Maiwand July 11, 2011 at 6:53 pm

Hay guys thnx with the goodle DNS now i can open all blocked websites

234 MR. Z July 11, 2011 at 9:42 pm

DNS 4.2.2.5
alt Dns 4.2.2.2
Works good for me! I live in Michigan and this was the fastest one. If anyone else knows of a faster DNS for Michigan please let me know thanks :)

235 Reinaldo Gunawan July 12, 2011 at 3:19 pm

I think related to your internet.. what’s your internet provider ?

236 Reinaldo Gunawan July 12, 2011 at 3:23 pm

LOL norton is extremely safe ! I can surf all over the world without be afraid with virus or malware.. and google DNS is extremely fast !

237 Joe July 18, 2011 at 8:18 am

In Denmark I uses OpenDNS 208.67.222.222 and 208.67.222.220.

Thanks for posting

238 uday khanal July 18, 2011 at 12:56 pm

hi, i am using ntc gprs in nepal bt its speed is to slow . . .how can it b fast using DNS . . . .will it be secure for mobile. . ? . . Plz email me. . . .

239 anonymous October 2, 2011 at 10:48 pm

I have been working as a network security for the government for the last 17 years and so far, I still not feeling very comfortable with any form of bundle.
For example, at home I have a router and then a firewall. Then antivirus on computers. If I get a DNS that is also a firewall and all that, then I will endup with redundant services that are translated into slowness because a packet must be canalized by one firewall after another.
Today’s Internet is faster than as it was 10-15 years ago, I remember that a single T1 (1.544Mb/s) was more than enough for a large business. Now, with 22MB/s on my home internet connection it is fast as the T1 was few years ago. Why it is that?
All ISPs and search engines are now collecting information about traffic and that information is used later for marketing, law enforcement etc. Almost every TCP/IP port is blocked by ISPs to prevent people from having their own web site and mail server so the email and information can be controlled easier from the top and in order for that to happen, they have to employ several firewalls, many are hidden by IP Tunel and some others are advertised as a features
DNS information is managed and collected too, this is how some web sites from other countries are just not available from US but the information was very useful to get sexual predators etc
After all these years, the amount of spam, child pornography and internet fraud is bigger than 10 years ago so what was the goal?
Obviously the goal is control and surveillance – I am not worry about the FBI or CIA, they are good with protecting data and if the information were collected and manage just for them, the slowness would be minimum. I am worry about marketing and other things who keep data unprotected and available to spammers etc
If you want to know where customers go so you can design a marketing strategy, the DNS is the best place for you a packet came from computer A to computer B. Now put that on a database and select everybody who is coming to computer B and it is located in the US. Computer B is the Washington Post then I can buy stocks on it and publish add in there
I am not aware of any DNS or ISP who doesnt collect and manage data and connections but the one who do that on a very fast way is 4.2.2.1, 4.2.2.2
So, if the goal is speed, you will have a better luck with these two

240 blessedrabi October 19, 2011 at 10:04 am

anyone could help me what is the best DNS here in Phils i try all of the said DNS but when pinging it oftens request time out…:(

241 SuPerMan October 22, 2011 at 6:58 am

What do u use….opera/firefox/or any others then this one….
if u used firefox….try add-0n in the name : stealthy (search engine add-on)
if u used other then firefox….platinum hide ip/free ip hider (search on google)

242 nabin October 23, 2011 at 3:07 pm

hey do u know any free dns server that works in NEPAL ……my internet is too slow ,,.,email me.. help me plzzz

243 Ivanne October 26, 2011 at 12:47 pm

Hi
I live in Philippines, can anyone suggets me a great DNS server which can help in browsing

244 Dude from Antwerp October 29, 2011 at 8:54 pm

Thanks dean

245 Ralph October 30, 2011 at 2:23 am

The Google Public DNS IPv6 addresses are as follows:

•2001:4860:4860::8888
•2001:4860:4860::8844

246 jimmy November 2, 2011 at 10:28 am

Hi
I live in bangladesh, can anyone suggest me a great DNS server which can help in fastest browsing

247 Nouman Aziz November 9, 2011 at 8:51 am

You all should use google namebench to find best server for your broadband and put them as:

DNS1 : The fastest server
DNS2 : Second fastest server
DNS : Use your own ISP DNS (incase if DNS1 and DNS2 servers are down).

Thanks – Hope this helps.

248 Tushar November 14, 2011 at 11:35 am

Jimmy you can use google dns or norton dns.

249 OverZealous November 15, 2011 at 2:09 am

I didn’t know about that tool, that’s excellent. Thanks a lot!

250 Aldorino December 27, 2011 at 6:25 am

Hi
I live in Indonesia, can anyone suggest me a great DNS server which can help in fastest browsing?

251 Aditya February 4, 2012 at 2:38 pm

I live in India, can anyone suggest me a great DNS server which can help in fastest browsing?

252 Anonymous February 9, 2012 at 5:29 am

open dns is super fast

253 naveen February 10, 2012 at 3:52 am

same speed dnt chngd….. :(

254 Justin G February 11, 2012 at 4:45 am

75.75.76.76 anycast works, but only if you’re on Comcast. It invariably works much better than the ones your comcast modem gets from it’s upstream headend.

I recommend using Google Namebench to compare all of these DNS servers lookup times, and not just ping times, as different networks get different DNS resolution times.

A server can have a great ping time but still be unreliable or slow at DNS lookups.

255 Justin G February 11, 2012 at 5:16 am

There’s a little secret to fast dns server.

Look at the the whois records for the largest isp’s in your country.

Then attempt to to nslookups with each of them.

You’ll find one’s that are very fast and don’t have aren’t nearly as heavily used as the public and easy to use remember ones.

256 Anonymous February 15, 2012 at 9:04 am

thanks improve speed

257 Az February 17, 2012 at 8:28 pm

did our Internet service provider charge for using them?

258 Anonymous February 26, 2012 at 2:12 pm

open dns is best for you brother

259 xRyan February 27, 2012 at 12:12 am

i live in philippines can anyone suggest me a dns for fastest browsing. thanks

260 Steve March 2, 2012 at 5:31 am

The DNS riddle, is what is the best way to point a domain to a web host? You create a name server, that point to specific IP adress, correct?

So how does saying using an IP adress like Google’s 8.8.8.8 get your domain to point to the IP adress of the host?

261 Zoyany March 5, 2012 at 4:53 am

It is preference to try it out, and we can experience another extraordinary faster loading , Thanks

262 ashish March 9, 2012 at 7:30 am

i live in Nepal can you suggest me a best dns…..

263 Extreme Programmer March 9, 2012 at 2:30 pm

I’ve been using google’s and openDNS.. works fine. Perhaps you can use your internet service provider dns as last option

264 JorgeM March 10, 2012 at 1:31 am

thanks for list. I find my ISP’s DNS to be slower to respond.

265 Vishal March 12, 2012 at 2:17 pm

Yes, absolutely true. I’ve tried Google DNS but later did I realize that not switching to OpenDNS was a mistake.

266 ajay March 14, 2012 at 6:31 pm

hy, how to use free net in chaines mobile

267 life sucks March 16, 2012 at 7:10 pm

opendns is the best i have ever used since i was a kid, but hate them now and they provide colleges with options to block websites.

268 jayanth March 20, 2012 at 12:50 pm

i live in india my net speed is around 80kbps please help me
to increase my speed

269 Ace March 21, 2012 at 2:08 pm

tried and tested, worked great , much much appreciated

270 Krishna April 1, 2012 at 11:32 am

Thanks a lot.. I did not knew about it!

271 HA April 2, 2012 at 9:52 pm

Perfect … OpenDNS is blazing fast

272 Max April 3, 2012 at 12:59 am

HEY, i am living in USA and i have a playstion 3.. and when i try to get online it either says .. “the attempt to obtain the IP adress timed out” .. or ” DNS error 80710102 or something like that… now when i try to make my adress settings all automatic it says IP adress timed out/… then when i go to custom, wirless and all that i go to manual on adress settings and i type my IP adress and all that stuff… when i test my connection it says “IP adress succeded but there is a DNS error 80710102.. NOW WHEN THAT HAPPENS I WANT TO KILL SOMEBODY… NOW ALL I AM ASKING IS FOR SOMEONE TO HELP ME OUT WITH THIS…

Thanks,
A VERY pissed gamer… ^_^

273 smart system April 3, 2012 at 3:00 pm

is it working for all countries if that right that is not working for me i’m from egypt and when i tried to make this it slown down my speed my regular download speed is 50-65 kb/s with this trick 30-33 kbs…!!!!!!!!!
excuse me for my bad english

274 Nicanadian April 4, 2012 at 12:56 am
275 Mel April 4, 2012 at 2:23 am

Thanks; appreciate it.

276 Dean April 5, 2012 at 6:30 am

I am in cebu philippines and this is what speeds i am getting

390 ms Service provider: Google
197 ms Dnsadvantage
90 ms OpenDNS
229 ms Norton
202 ms GTEI DNS (now Verizon)
timed out ScrubIt

277 spree April 5, 2012 at 3:42 pm

the best why to find which one is the best open run open cmd and ping one by one the best one is which one has the list ping time for example the best one for me is 4.2.2.1 (but I use my own win server dns server)
C:\Users\Administrator>ping 4.2.2.4

Pinging 4.2.2.4 with 32 bytes of data:
Reply from 4.2.2.4: bytes=32 time=210ms TTL=50
Reply from 4.2.2.4: bytes=32 time=210ms TTL=50
Reply from 4.2.2.4: bytes=32 time=209ms TTL=50
Reply from 4.2.2.4: bytes=32 time=212ms TTL=50

Ping statistics for 4.2.2.4:
Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
Minimum = 209ms, Maximum = 212ms, Average = 210ms

C:\Users\Administrator>ping 4.2.2.3

Pinging 4.2.2.3 with 32 bytes of data:
Reply from 4.2.2.3: bytes=32 time=208ms TTL=50
Reply from 4.2.2.3: bytes=32 time=209ms TTL=50

Ping statistics for 4.2.2.3:
Packets: Sent = 2, Received = 2, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
Minimum = 208ms, Maximum = 209ms, Average = 208ms
Control-C
^C
C:\Users\Administrator>ping 4.2.2.2

Pinging 4.2.2.2 with 32 bytes of data:
Reply from 4.2.2.2: bytes=32 time=204ms TTL=50
Reply from 4.2.2.2: bytes=32 time=203ms TTL=50
Reply from 4.2.2.2: bytes=32 time=203ms TTL=50
Reply from 4.2.2.2: bytes=32 time=203ms TTL=50

Ping statistics for 4.2.2.2:
Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
Minimum = 203ms, Maximum = 204ms, Average = 203ms

C:\Users\Administrator>ping 4.2.2.1

Pinging 4.2.2.1 with 32 bytes of data:
Reply from 4.2.2.1: bytes=32 time=126ms TTL=245
Reply from 4.2.2.1: bytes=32 time=123ms TTL=245
Reply from 4.2.2.1: bytes=32 time=124ms TTL=245
Reply from 4.2.2.1: bytes=32 time=124ms TTL=245

Ping statistics for 4.2.2.1:
Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
Minimum = 123ms, Maximum = 126ms, Average = 124ms

C:\Users\Administrator>ping 8.8.8.8

Pinging 8.8.8.8 with 32 bytes of data:
Reply from 8.8.8.8: bytes=32 time=215ms TTL=49
Reply from 8.8.8.8: bytes=32 time=216ms TTL=50
Reply from 8.8.8.8: bytes=32 time=213ms TTL=50
Reply from 8.8.8.8: bytes=32 time=216ms TTL=49

Ping statistics for 8.8.8.8:
Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
Minimum = 213ms, Maximum = 216ms, Average = 215ms

C:\Users\Administrator>ping 8.8.4.4

Pinging 8.8.4.4 with 32 bytes of data:
Reply from 8.8.4.4: bytes=32 time=225ms TTL=50
Reply from 8.8.4.4: bytes=32 time=225ms TTL=49
Reply from 8.8.4.4: bytes=32 time=223ms TTL=50
Reply from 8.8.4.4: bytes=32 time=231ms TTL=50

Ping statistics for 8.8.4.4:
Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
Minimum = 223ms, Maximum = 231ms, Average = 226ms

C:\Users\Administrator>

278 ali April 5, 2012 at 7:24 pm

hi wats the best dns for iran tanku

279 adekoye April 8, 2012 at 12:03 pm

please i need dns server and win server adderss that can work with motorola surf 5101 cable modem,or how can i go about it, to make it work thanks.

280 Anonymous April 25, 2012 at 1:44 am

Mine was doing the same. I noticed I had my DNs on manual but right as soon as I put it on auto 8080 came up and all was good.

281 spuffler April 25, 2012 at 2:02 am

That configuration only tests performance from Googles servers to the DNS server you tell it to test. Google is not in your PC….

282 NoobsISEPIC May 1, 2012 at 6:36 am

what about malaysia?

283 NoobsISEPIC May 1, 2012 at 6:37 am

I need to know which is the fastest

284 4thAugust1932 May 6, 2012 at 5:09 pm
285 4thAugust1932 May 6, 2012 at 5:12 pm
286 Reshad May 8, 2012 at 9:42 am

Hi
my name is Reshad i living in Kabul/Afghanistan i have internet connection but it is 128 KB share. it’s very much slowly i get boring with such speed. how can i increase the speed? please help me i have DSL connection

Thank you

Best wishes

287 Cikan May 8, 2012 at 10:24 am

That’s got to be the most idiotic thing I’ve read here. Congratulations!

288 asim khan May 10, 2012 at 1:07 pm

which best dns server for Pakistan….???

plz reply…

289 Catarack May 12, 2012 at 12:42 am

Eatrabbits Free DNS

Censorship-free and Anonymous DNS Servers :
Dates, times and IP data purged daily to keep anonymity.

82.165.129.29 – dns1.eatrabbits.com – Germany
87.106.56.145 – dns2.eatrabbits.com – Germany
pending – dns3.eatrabbits.com – UK
pending – dns4.eatrabbits.com – UK

290 Karl May 13, 2012 at 12:42 pm

THANK YOU sa info.. haha.. i almost had to test them out myself. salamat bai. :D

291 George May 15, 2012 at 7:37 pm

I am in Malaysia too, and I am using Unifi. I use
8.8.8.8
8.8.4.4

and it work fine and great. I can access many site, including porn site :)

292 George May 15, 2012 at 7:38 pm

Google DNS is more faster

293 Dave Siegel May 16, 2012 at 8:32 pm

Correction to your post:

=> Service provider: GTEI DNS (now Verizon)

Should read

=> Service provider: GTEI DNS (now Level 3)

294 Dennis May 17, 2012 at 4:49 am

SO COOL! OPENDNS IS SUPER FAST!!!! SPEEDS UP MY CONNECTION 3 TIMES! THANKS! :D

295 Justin May 18, 2012 at 1:57 am

the best way (not why) to find which one is the best open run open cmd and ping one by one the best one is which one has the least (not list) ping time for example the best one for me is 4.2.2.1 (but I use my own win server dns server)

296 La_xTall May 23, 2012 at 11:05 am

yeah I’m using T-mobil broadband i want to know witch one is the best for me

297 Anonymous May 26, 2012 at 2:23 am

That will be kinda hard because I use to live at the philipines too,you tube there is very bad it buffers too much and gets kinda annoying.

298 Anonymous May 26, 2012 at 3:53 am

What the heck!

299 balu May 26, 2012 at 5:00 am

In my opinion google dns is the best dns, where in you can use it across the globe.

300 haxor0 June 1, 2012 at 4:12 am

4.2.2.1-6

301 Rohan June 1, 2012 at 7:36 am

Hey guys I found these DNS servers
Its airtel broadband dns servers but it works for me
202.56.215.54
202.56.215.55

302 stuff June 2, 2012 at 2:10 pm

I am living in Nigeria and am using MTN. Please could give me DNS servers I can you. Thank you for your efforts.

303 Techboy July 11, 2012 at 1:58 pm

Hello Guys,
i was using my ISP dns server but due to problems in resloving certain website especially apple.com and others, i hve now result to using open or public dns.
I want to know is there is any security issue using public dns.
Please advice.
Thnkz.

304 $am33ra July 16, 2012 at 11:03 am

google DNS is more faster yhan others…

305 Dan July 18, 2012 at 9:08 pm

That’s a misguided perspective. Just because you’re looking up WHOIS on an ISP’s domain name (and most if not all ISPs have many domain names) doesn’t mean the authoritative nameservers for the domain name are public. Nor are an ISP’s DNS servers provided for customer use likely to be the same as those which are listed as authoritative for whatever domain name you might associate with the ISP.

306 Dan July 18, 2012 at 9:11 pm

I concur. Google DNS is great for 2 reasons:
1) very fast, consistent, and always sane acting (respect TTLs, etc).
2) if a name isn’t found it responds properly with an NXDOMAIN rather than the IP of a webserver that tells you so. OpenDNS and many ISPs will do so, and it’s very annoying (apparently these people forgot that DNS is used for more than just HTTP!).

So I highly suggest Google DNS above all others. Especially those automatically provided by your ISP -typically, those are the worst.

307 felix July 20, 2012 at 5:45 pm

I’m in Nigeria, can any one please help me with a DNS server

308 Phill July 26, 2012 at 8:29 am

To get a fast DNS server, test it using DNSBench from:

http://www.grc.com/dns/benchmark.htm

309 lgl August 1, 2012 at 9:31 am

can you pls provide IPv6 DNS?

310 Gz August 2, 2012 at 5:15 am

Really Superve.

311 Gökhan August 2, 2012 at 12:40 pm

Türklere önerim Google DNS ping 5sn. :)

312 Michael August 4, 2012 at 2:59 am

Ivanne chose google dns it’s fast.im live in philippines too

313 parshant August 4, 2012 at 5:54 am

using this dns detail, and modem sim900d, how can i access many site and transfer data.?
plz help me

314 Michael August 4, 2012 at 10:17 am

hey ,for all other countries ,Use Namebench It Find The Best DNS Server Around Your Location
http://code.google.com/p/namebench/ Download It & Choose What Your OS Running.

Another Tip:
If You Using Modem ,Make A Parabolic Reflector
Speed Up Your Internet Up To 300% PR + 200% DNS =500%
SOFTWARE+HARDWARE
Remember It’s About Your Location

-PHILIPPINES-

315 K Santosh Kumar August 8, 2012 at 6:03 am

Google DNS resolved the slow browse n no browse issues and enhanced the browsing experienced also. Appreciated!

316 nish4x August 8, 2012 at 3:01 pm

sounds good.

317 nish4x August 8, 2012 at 3:06 pm

use opendns dude : 208.67.222 – 208.67.220.220 it can help.

318 buddie` August 9, 2012 at 9:36 am

You should use google dns

319 NinjaSai August 10, 2012 at 9:24 am

Can anyone please suggest a Dns Server for me? I live in Oregon/California. Thanks in advance. :)

320 mhmd August 12, 2012 at 6:30 pm

nothing happens

321 Robert August 14, 2012 at 9:10 am

Ok guys this will solve everything.
i wont post the link here as i dont know the rules but do a google search for:
NAMEBENCH

it will looks for the FASTEST DNS server for YOUR connection.

enjoy.

322 Jacob August 14, 2012 at 2:43 pm

For those of you wondering what ‘the fastest’ DNS server is, I recommend that you give the Google 20% app Namebench (http://code.google.com/p/namebench/) a try. I have always found that it gives me a 10-60% increase over my ISP default DNS servers.

323 Jacob August 14, 2012 at 2:44 pm

To find the ‘fastest’ DNS server, I recommend that you give Google’s 20% project ‘namebench’ a try.

324 Jacob August 14, 2012 at 2:46 pm

There is no single best DNS server, it is often contingent upon your location and ISP… I suggest that you give Google’s 20% project ‘namebench’ a try, make sure to add as many DNS servers to the list as possible when testing.

325 Jacob August 14, 2012 at 2:54 pm

You are completely incorrect about that assertion. First, where did you get that information? Second, did you even use the application? Third, since it is obvious that you have not even tried the application before saying something so ridiculous, you would find that (Had you used the application, or even gone to the namebench website, http://code.google.com/p/namebench/) after completing the DNS benchmark, you would find that it includes many DIFFERENT DNS servers, such as OpenDNS, AT&T’s DNS (Now Verizon I believe), UltraDNS, DynDNS, Sprint, izoom, etc. etc.

So next time, I strongly urge you to do research, otherwise you are simply spreading misinformation that is not at all helpful to anyone. It just takes a little bit of effort to help others, I am really disappointed that a person might do something that is the exact opposite of helping.

I do apologize for being so brash, but I put a lot of effort into helping others, and when I find someone doing the exact opposite, it is thoroughly disappointing. I mean, if you do not know something, simply refrain from commenting… Right?

326 Jacob August 14, 2012 at 2:55 pm

Try using the Google 20% project namebench: http://code.google.com/p/namebench/

327 Bonke Msubo August 17, 2012 at 12:01 pm

Hi
i leave in South Africa and using Telkom internet ADSL, i need to know the fastest DNS setting for quick buffering and downloads, esp Youtube

328 nha dat nam dinh August 21, 2012 at 3:57 am

Which best dns for Vietnam?

329 Azmyn August 22, 2012 at 10:00 am

Hey! I live in Maldives. Does anyone know an extremely fast DNS? Anyone??

330 Ahmad Ali August 27, 2012 at 7:25 pm

Let me know how can I check the history of my hosts free of cost. I will be very much thankful for this.

331 ALI August 27, 2012 at 10:49 pm

Hello everyone, I live in Iraq, can someone suggest me a server ? please !!!

332 $&@&$%#^*^% August 29, 2012 at 1:59 am

Best 8.8.8.8, 8.8.4.4

333 Mon September 3, 2012 at 12:41 pm

you can try Google DNS server

334 Billy Y.. September 5, 2012 at 12:12 am

First, I’d like to Vivek Gite for the list of public name resolvers.

I was using Google, but today they are returning bad data for al Jazeera:

; <> DiG 9.3.4-P1 <> http://www.aljazeera.com
;; Got answer:
;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NXDOMAIN, id: 22492
;; flags: qr rd ra; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 0, AUTHORITY: 1, ADDITIONAL: 0

;; QUESTION SECTION:
;www.aljazeera.com. IN A

;; AUTHORITY SECTION:
aljazeera.com. 1539 IN SOA ns1.siteground267.com. root.serv01.siteground267.com.
2012082222
86400
7200
3600000
86400

;; Query time: 43 msec
;; SERVER: 8.8.8.8#53(8.8.8.8)
;; WHEN: Tue Sep 4 12:59:50 [-0700] 2012
;; MSG SIZE rcvd: 101

I've also heard Google does not honor the TTL (time to live) specified by domain owners, which means Google would be slow to update changes. This sacrifices accuracy for speed. Of course, their getting it completely wrong, as above, is a different error.

So, I switched to Level 3 (shown as GTEI in the list here). Much better. I'm in the USA, so there may be better choices elsewhere. You can use traceroute to check the locations of the servers you get from your particular site…

335 Fishkki September 6, 2012 at 11:10 am

Zachem tak rasprigat’sja. Google server shut down. Other servers not available for me. I’m from Russian Federation.

336 Mitch September 10, 2012 at 8:38 am

For everyone use GOOGLE.

337 Procopio September 11, 2012 at 12:52 pm

Don’t live in the Philippines coz the Internet is so WEAKKK yet expensive arghhhhhh…

338 Moony September 12, 2012 at 11:59 pm

Im in Brussels and I tried this
8.8.8.8
8.8.4.4
But it’s not working :(
PLEASEEEE help me what should i use !!??

339 Aldoyz September 16, 2012 at 1:47 pm

can i ask somethinnecg?
is there an DNS or IP for indonesia?
connection in indonesia kinda slow

340 needtoknow September 18, 2012 at 3:55 pm

i use a hot spot from T-mobil does anyone know of a good DNS server.

341 Martim September 20, 2012 at 10:12 am

@ Moony

Google nameservers work, I think you don’t know how to use them correctly.

342 Xerxes September 20, 2012 at 11:48 am

The software IS in your PC.

343 Farimi September 24, 2012 at 10:31 am

I’m in Malaysia, and most of the time I’m using Malaysia DNS server numbers. But sometimes I found that OpenDNS dan GoogleDNS is much more faster than the Malaysia DNS Server.

344 sorrypromybad September 25, 2012 at 3:02 pm

surigao del sur philippines-globe WIMAX 1mb
top 3 fastest DNS
google 8.8.4.4
google 8.8.8.8
open DNS 208.67.222.222
open DNS 208.67.220.220
request timed out 156.154.71.1
if you want fast internet my best tip is not to live in the philippines as Procopio suggested. cheers!!

345 Anonymous September 27, 2012 at 2:21 pm

Your DNS server option should not affect internet speed

346 triz September 29, 2012 at 10:54 pm

Had the same problem with my ps3. Figured out you have to keep the IP addy on automatic, while manually setting the dns… which you can do on custom settings (and set the rest of the other stuff on auto too). Found the same thing on my PC too.

347 Anonymous September 30, 2012 at 7:25 pm

For EVERYONE: Test what´s the best DNS server for you (yes, it varies depending where u are)

Download DNS Benchmark: http://www.grc.com/dns/benchmark.htm
and configure with all dns that you can find at internet; then choose the fastest AND known (safety) DNS name!

wish it help u!

348 taj October 1, 2012 at 3:25 pm

can anyone tell which fast dns server in india??????????

349 Laksh October 2, 2012 at 2:05 pm

I need to register domain name. Anyone can tell me how can i purchase this and which one is the best. I am from India.

350 all4freewares October 2, 2012 at 6:15 pm

i totally agree with you its super fast!!!

i use the google one

351 all4freewares October 2, 2012 at 6:15 pm

i use the dns for google and its super duper fast!!!! i like rather i loveee it

352 Anonymous October 4, 2012 at 9:21 pm

Wow. I entered all of them. On my iPad, iPod touch, iPhone, and 2 macs. I damn hope it’s gonna be fast…

353 Anonymous October 7, 2012 at 4:13 am

what is best dns for south alabama?

354 Anton October 10, 2012 at 10:18 pm

Try with Open DNS 208.67.222.222 (primary), 208.67.220.220 (secondary).

But if you wish to open .xxx site :D … try using 8.8.8.8 (primary), 8.8.4.4 (secondary). Works great!

355 Imman October 13, 2012 at 12:42 am

what is the fastest dns for tirunelveli?

356 Imman October 13, 2012 at 12:28 pm

Open Dns is best

357 Brian October 22, 2012 at 5:03 am

I doubt that the country has all that much to do with the buffering encountered.
How much buffering do you think you’d get listening to an internet radio @ 128 kbps on a dial-up connection @ 56 kbps. Get the best available that you can afford, and enjoy it!!

358 qqqqqqqqqqqq November 2, 2012 at 6:27 am

Typical Yank.

359 ROL December 6, 2012 at 3:58 pm

Thanks! :)

360 Colby December 23, 2012 at 5:49 am

I reely wont to be a server and if you dont let me have a server i will be vary mad and i wont to be Host!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

361 DHARANIDHAR January 21, 2013 at 11:03 am

My ISP is using Open DNS by default.
IS it that every/most of the ISPs use the same?

362 BlackHand1337 January 26, 2013 at 1:24 am

Thanks for the complete information. It’s very helpful. I’ll share this website to those who needed.

363 david January 26, 2013 at 1:25 am

can this list be updated? 1/2 of them are no longer pingable or even exist.

364 Ib Madsen February 3, 2013 at 6:19 pm

Thanks for great website.

365 san November 19, 2013 at 8:29 pm

http://menadns.com/
78.47.165.56
78.47.240.173

366 ahmed December 21, 2013 at 7:10 am

pls can anyone help me , I’m in Nigeria, i want to change my dns to any good one in the usa, can anyone help me out? it is very important

367 Satya Pratik December 28, 2013 at 5:57 am

4.2.2.1
4.2.2.2
Is best…

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