OpenDNS Hits 1%

DNS, aka Domain Name System,  is one of those things that is easily taken for granted.  However, the DNS service we use can determine our overall internet experience.

I first encountered OpenDNS at a tech conference, and was intrigued enough to give it a try.  I don’t see myself changing back – the service provides increased connection speed and the ability to control many aspects of one’s connectivity.

They released an announcement yesterday that more than 1% of all internet users are utilizing their service.  That may not seem like much, but according to TechCrunch, this translates to over 18 million users.  Great numbers for a service that isn’t a household name.

The one element provided by OpenDNS that should get the attention of libraries is the ability to filter web content.   I haven’t examined it closely, but it appears that it could do an excellent job in providing a public/school library’s filtering needs.  Libraries and individuals should definitely check them out… you might make your internet access faster, safer, and more under your control!

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