DNS (or Domain Name Servers) is basically a system to convert domain names into IP addresses. Domain names are easier to understand, memorize and write for humans while computers only use IP addresses to communicate.

Normally, the ISPs provide their users with their own default DNS server IPs which are often unreliable and slow. There are many better, faster, safer and more reliable public DNS servers for your everyday use. Here is a list of all such fast & free public DNS servers along with their IPs.

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Free Public DNS Servers List

1. Google DNS

  • 8.8.8.8
  • 8.8.4.4

2. OpenDNS

  • 208.67.222.222
  • 208.67.220.220

3. ScrubIt

  • 67.138.54.100
  • 207.225.209.66

4. Level 3 Communications

  • 4.2.2.1
  • 4.2.2.2
  • 4.2.2.3
  • 4.2.2.4
  • 4.2.2.5
  • 4.2.2.6

5. DNSadvantage

  • 156.154.70.1
  • 156.154.71.1

6. Servermatrix

  • 216.185.111.10
  • 69.56.222.10
  • 67.19.0.10
  • 67.19.1.10
  • 70.84.160.11

7. Public Name server IP address

  • 209.244.0.3
  • 209.244.0.4

8. Norton Public DNS

  • 198.153.192.1
  • 198.153.194.1

If you are wondering which DNS server is the fastest and works best for you, check out this post
Which is the Fastest DNS?

If you are on Windows 7, check out this simple guide to change Windows 7 DNS settings
Easiest Way to Change Windows 7 DNS Settings

And finally, a simple tutorial on how to clear DNS cache
How to clear DNS Cache in Windows, Linux & Mac

 
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  • agaz

    This way of using what if I use firefox

    • http://techpp.com Raju

      your question is not clear. If you are asking how to use these public DNS, it doesn’t matter which browser you are using. You can read the guide we have mentioned at the end of the article (assuming you are using Windows)

  • kitharass

    how to use dns in windows xp ? please explain it

  • Arne

    There is also http://www.censurfridns.dk both IPv4 and IPv6 resolvers without any censorship.

  • Max

    I’ll go with censurfridns, or openDNS.

  • http://www.dreambloggers.com Rajan Balana

    Hey Thanks for the list,

    i was looking for it :) WIll use them now :)

  • pixelturf

    I have used Norton DNS and Google both are great, scrubbit is poor, DNS advantage okay but not better than google, norton or openDNS, i am using openDNS i found it better, i am sticking to openDNS.