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February 14, 2012
Google's Public DNS The Biggest In The World
By Chris Crum
Back in late 2009, Google announced the launch of Google Public DNS, its free global domain name system resolution service, which allows people to use it as an alternative to their current DNS providers.

It's now the biggest such service in the world, according to Google, handling an average of over 70 billion requests a day. Google Public DNS software engineer Jeremy K. Chen writes on the Official Google Blog:

DNS acts like the phone book of the Internet. If you had to look up hundreds or thousands of phone numbers every day, you'd want a directory that was fast, secure and correct. That's what Google Public DNS provides for tens of millions of people.

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