Google Public DNS speed tested

by Damiaan Peeters 7. December 2009 12:53

A lot of blog posts, coming from Google have to do speed. It is all about a faster internet today.  And to help you, Google announced their public DNS services

I learned that not any statement made by major sources are true.  Before, configuring the DNS settings, I downloaded a free tool called Domain Name Server Benchmark, and started 2 times a benchmark rounds. These were launched from a corporate network up with an upstream connection to COLT. 


The Google public DNS servers ( and were not present in the fastest segment of the results produced by the 2 benchmarks I have launched.  The only advise, apart from any possible privacy concerns, is that you shouldn’t use (any) name server without first testing its speed.  There might be public facing DNS servers near you providing faster results.

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