OpenDNS | Providing A Safer And Faster DNS

I’ve been using OpenDNS for quite some time.  It’s a free replacement for your current DNS service, and it offers these benefits:

  • It’s fast – they have a huge cache and geographically disperse servers.
  •  It’s safer – they automatically protect you from phishing web sites.
  • It’s smart – if you type the wrong domain name in, they can often fix it for you.

Now a new “social networking neighborhood-watch” type site has sprung up that will make OpenDNS even better: Phishtank.  PhishTank allows members to submit phishing sites.  Sites that are verified and phishing sites get added to the OpenDNS block.  Very cool.

Since I often have friends over that borrow a computer I like the fact that OpenDNS is set up in my home router.  I don’t have to worry about managing anything on my local machines –

Link to OpenDNS | Providing A Safer And Faster DNS


  1. John, thanks for providing OpenDNS.  I wonder – have you investigated the opportunity of talking to WLAN Router manufacturers to try and get them to set OpenDNS as the default DNS for their hardware?


  2. Glad you enjoy OpenDNS, and thanks for paying attention to PhishTank — we hope it makes doing good a lot of fun.

    John Roberts