opendns

Which DNS Server Should You Use On Your Computer?

The job of a DNS Service, like Google DNS or OpenDNS, is to translate web domain names (like google.com) into IP addresses. It is therefore important that you choose the fastest DNS Server for your computer since it is used every time you visit a new site in the browser.

The World’s Most Blocked Websites

This is a list of the world's most frequently blocked websites. It includes social sites (Facebook, MySpace, Twitter), adult websites, online video and even some advertising networks.

Video: How to Setup Google DNS on your Computer

This video tutorial describes how you can setup Google DNS servers on your own computer or wireless router. Instructions are available for Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7 and wireless routers.

Google Toolbar Breaks Firefox Address Bar Search

When you type something in the Firefox address bar with Google Toolbar, it automatically performs a Google search if the phrase you typed doesn't match a web domain. The situation is slightly different with OpenDNS but can be reverted with a simple hack.

Stop OpenDNS From Redirecting Invalid URLs to their Search Pages

When you type a non-existent web domain in your web browser (e.g. gmail.coms instead of gmail.com), you are redirected to an OpenDNS search page and not the default "Address Not Found" error in your browser. This fix will change the defaul OpenDNS setting.