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Google Public DNS Servers Launched Fixed

The following VPC attributes determine the DNS support provided for your VPC. If both attributes are enabled, an instance launched into the VPC receives a public DNS hostname if it is assigned a public IPv4 address or an Elastic IP address at creation. If you enable both attributes for a VPC that didn't previously have them both enabled, instances that were already launched into that VPC receive public DNS hostnames if they have a public IPv4 address or an Elastic IP address.

Google Public DNS Servers Launched

Looking for the best and fastest DNS servers in the UK, or the best DNS settings for the PS4 or other games consoles? Here is our list of the best free public DNS servers and the DNS servers of the major ISPs in the UK. We recommend changing your DNS settings from their default settings (provided by your ISP) to those of the top Public DNS servers (e.g. Google, Cloudflare or OpenDNS). DNS servers are required to convert domain names (which are understandable names of websites) to IP addresses (which are necessary for your device to download a webpage), as described in our article Speed Up DNS Look-ups For Faster Web Browsing. Below are the DNS server settings for the main UK ISPs and Public DNS servers, such as Google.

Over the weekend there were extremely disturbing reports out of Turkey of escalations in the attempts by the Turkish government to block social media sites such as Twitter and YouTube. The steps now being taken appear to have the Turkish Internet service providers (ISPs) hijacking the routes to public DNS servers such as those operated by Google and masquerading as those DNS servers to provide answers back to their citizens.

Russian Web search firm Yandex launched a public DNS (Domain Name System) resolution service on Thursday that leverages the company's existing website scanning technology to block access to malicious and adult-rated sites.

By default, most computers use the DNS resolvers of their ISP, but they can be easily configured to used third-party DNS servers. Companies that provide public DNS resolution services include Google and OpenDNS, which offers additional options like malicious URL filtering and parental controls.

Google Public DNS service is probably one of the most popular free and public DNS servers on the planet. Launched in December 2009, the Google Public DNS aims to make the internet more reliable and secure. According to the website, Google Public DNS protects users against various kinds of phishing attacks, especially if you are using older hardware to access the internet.One of the notable advantages you get by shifting to Google Public DNS is enhanced security and optimized speed. Google uses Anycast routing for finding the closest server for data interaction thereby ensuring that you receive information in the shortest time possible.To use Google Public DNS, users will need to configure their network settings to use the IP addresses and as their DNS servers. Google Public DNS also supports IPv6 addresses. However, that needs a little more configuration which you can learn by clicking here. Overall Google Public DNS is a very good option for anyone looking to try out a third-party DNS server.Pros:

There are lists of publicly-accessible DNS servers online, giving you a wide variety of options to choose from. Two major third-party DNS services that are also easy to remember are offered by Google and Cloudflare, with both boasting speed and security improvements compared to ISP versions.

CloudFlare public DNS is a service that was launched just a few months ago, on April 1st, 2018. One of CloudFlare main objectives is to make a better Internet, and for that is important to have a good DNS resolver, that is why they have launched a public DNS service of their own.

DNS servers can be specified here even if they differ from the servers assignedby the ISP. Either enter the IP addresses provided by the ISP, or consider usingGoogle public DNS servers (, Google DNS servers areused for the purpose of this tutorial. Click Next after filling in thefields as appropriate.

Add a "forwarders" line as shown below. This tells your caching DNS server where to obtain IP Addresses when they are not already cached locally. The IP Addresses in the listing below is for the Google public DNS servers You could use your local ISP or OpenDNS or some other public name server as your forwarder. It is not necessary to define any forwarders and, in that case, BIND would use the Internet root servers as defined in the file /var/named/ to locate the authoritative name servers for domains if no forwarders are defined. But for this exercise, please define the forwarders as I have in Listing 2.

Notice that the root name servers are given as the authoritative servers for the lookup. But remember you're using the Google public name servers as forwarders. Now comment out the forwarders line in named.conf and restart named. Run the above commands again to compare the results that are returned. The results should look similar to the ones below in Listing 5.


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