Matt and Nick both posted about trying and liking OpenDNS. Since it’s free, doesn’t require installing anything, and only takes two settings to change, it’s amazingly simple to set it up. It invisibly speeds up web browsing, adds spell checking (if you misspell a domain name), and protects from phishing. At work, our connection is pretty slow, so it’s tough to tell if there’s a major difference. I’m pretty confident it’ll work great at home. Apparently, it speeds up Myspace, too! 😉

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Bryan Villarin

Bryan is a Trust & Safety Wrangler at Automattic. He's also a photographer, card magician, and cat whisperer. (Thanks to my friend and colleague Steve Blythe for the sweet photo!)

6 thoughts on “OpenDNS”

  1. Hm, according to OpenDNS, this domain doesn’t exist.

    You typed, which doesn’t exist.
    We’ve provided search results to help you find the site you intended to visit.

    This is rather strange, especially since I read your post about OpenDNS last night, after adding their DNS to my router. I’ll submit it as a bug report and find out what’s going on.


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