I came across OpenDNS yesterday while trying to troubleshoot a DNS problem, and it sounds like a good service to me. Pretty much everyone I know either doesn’t know what a DNS server is or takes it for granted, but I guess there’s room for ‘added value’ in DNSs.
I’ve had very little trouble with my ISP (Tele2) since I joined them, but their DNS server appears to be… well crap basically. It seems to be very slow to update, and as a result I’ve been unable to see my own sites when everyone else could visit them just fine. For days.
Perhaps I’ve grown cynical but I really didn’t think there would be free alternatives out there. I’ve set up my netbook to use OpenDNS (after which I could instantly visit my sites again). Haven’t notices any speed differences yet, but the typo correction works (adn is graet for me). The phishing filter also sounds like a great idea. It makes more sense to do this at a DNS level instead of say in the browser.
So, anyone want to share experiences? Is this as great a service as it sounds?