Google Public DNS

use Google Public DNS

Google Public DNS is a free, public, and global DNS resolution service provided by Google. You can freely use it as an alternative to your default DNS settings.

One of the ways to fix DNS server issues is by using custom DNS, like the one provided by Google. It makes your Internet connection faster and improves your web browsing experience.

Google announced its DNS service on 3 December 2009. According to its claims, it’s currently the largest public DNS service worldwide, processing an average of over 130 billion requests daily.

What are the Google Public DNS addresses?

  • Preferred DNS server address (IPv4): 8.8.8.8
  • Alternative DNS server address (IPv4): 8.8.4.4
  • Preferred DNS server address (IPv6): 2001:4860:4860::8888
  • Alternate DNS server address (IPv6): 2001:4860:4860::8844

Here’s how to change DNS settings on Windows 10.

Is Google Public DNS safe?

Yes, it’s safe to use it on your device, as long as you have permission to change your network’s DNS settings.

If you’re at work, get in touch with your IT department to see if you can still access the office’s intranet after configuring custom DNS servers. Even ISPs can add this DNS resolution service to their networks.

However, keep in mind that it doesn’t offer advanced features like filtering and blocking unwanted websites. If you’re looking for a high-volume, customizable, and authoritative name server, use Google Cloud DNS.

Is it good for gaming?

Yes, Google Public DNS is an excellent choice for gaming. You can use it to not only speed up multiplayer games and eliminate lag but also to protect your online identity and device security.

To find out more about DNS and fix any errors you might encounter, don’t hesitate to visit our DNS Troubleshooting Hub.