Waht is OpenDNS?

Started May 9, 2012 | Discussions thread
Birk Binnard
Birk Binnard Senior Member • Posts: 1,831
Re: Waht is OpenDNS?

DNS = Domain Name Service. This is a function provided by special server systems on the Internet called DNS servers. All a DNS server does is translate a name like gm.com into it's actual IP address. The IP address is what actually gets you to the desired site.

Your ISP has its own set of DNS servers and you pay for them as part of your monthly Internet cost. But you can actually use any DNS server you want; just change the setting in your router to point to the desired ones (there are always 2, just in case the first one has a problem.)

OpenDNS is a set of free DNS servers that anyone can use. Google also provides some free ones. To find them just Google "free dns" and you should get a bunch of links for free ones you can use.
Birk Binnard

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