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What Is OpenDNS?

By September 16, 2008

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Like many people, I use OpenDNS on my home network. It is a free DNS service that translates the URLs of Web pages into IP addresses.

OpenDNS theoretically helps speed up Web browsing by using better DNS servers to resolves URLs faster than your Internet Service Provider (ISP). The increase is probably too small for you to notice on a regular basis, however. More importantly, the service gives you better control over the Web sites you and your family visits, and contains built-in controls to protect against hackers hijacking your brower.

In operation for just over two years, OpenDNS now is serving upwards of seven billion DNS queries per day. I've never experienced an outage or performance problem. Kudos to the folks at OpenDNS for running a fine service.
See also - What Is a DNS Server?
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I have/ had a shortcut on my deak top that sent me to my fantasy football league. now when i click it it takes me to “opendns” like search engine… also when i go around the shortcut and open a clean browser go to nfl.com. log in when i click my team name it takes me to opendns also.. Only on this computer. works ok from my 2 other pc’s. i am using both google chrome and IE explorer. i have cleaned both historys, cookies,passwords, ets… and help you can give would be nice

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