Thursday, 22 November 2012

Is Google DNS a Myth?

Google public DNS resolving services on IP addresses and was sold as being a faster solution for users, since caching could occur on a massive scale, but is it just a statistics gathering exercise for Google?

Using NameBench (, and running the test, it looks as if Google DNS is actually slower than local services, and popular global ones:

Mean Response Duration

Mean Duration Graph

Fastest Individual Response Duration

Fastest Response Graph

Response Distribution Chart (First 200ms)

Response Distribution Graph (first 200ms)

Response Distribution Chart (Full)

Response Distribution Graph (full)

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