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! šŸ˜‰

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Bryan Villarin

Bryan works at Automattic. He's also a cat whisperer. Sometimesā€¦a photographer, and card magician.

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.


  2. Bryan,

    I’m posting this from an OpenDNS powered machine so it’s definitely working now. Glad to see you got your NS records all figured out and happy we could help.



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