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Are there alternate DNS servers I can use ?

Since many connectivity issues are eventually traced to DNS problems, you can add to, or even replace your ISP's nameservers with other public ones.

One of the better alternatives is to use Google DNS, just configure your network adapter to use the following IP addresses as your DNS servers:
8.8.8.8
8.8.4.4

More info on Google DNS can be found -here-.


Here are some other free public DNS servers you can use:

OpenDNS (uses 12+ different global data centers):
208.67.222.222
208.67.220.220

ScrubIt:
67.138.54.100
207.225.209.66

dnsadvantage:
156.154.70.1
156.154.71.1




There are other alternatives to the US government DNS root zone, which cover some new TLD listings that many nameservers don't yet include. Check here for more information: Alternative DNS root.

Note: It is a good idea to choose a DNS server that is geographically close to you


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by OpenDNS - 2007.10.09 20:27
You may also use the OpenDNS nameservers at

208.67.222.222
208.67.220.220

John Roberts
OpenDNS
by Joelee - 2008.05.04 01:45
220.233.167.31 = Public Aussie DNS Server

http://www.aom-net.com/images/dns.jpg
by freakazoo - 2010.07.14 22:54
opennic (opennicproject.org) has public dns servers, too:

AU,QLD 58.6.115.42
AU,QLD 202.83.95.227
AU,VIC 119.31.230.42
DE,NRW 217.79.186.148
NZ 27.110.120.30
UK,TS 89.16.173.11
US,CO 216.87.84.211
US,CO 2001:470:8388:10:0:100:53:20
US,NJ 69.164.208.50
US,NJ 69.164.211.225
US,NY 64.0.55.201
US,IN 66.244.95.20
US,IN 2001:470:1f10:c6::2
US,TX 72.14.189.120
US,TX 2001:470:1f0f:48e::2
US,TX 69.164.196.21
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