Benchmark and Find the Fastest DNS Server for Your Internet with NameBench

March 1, 2010 | Filed under Software


When we have an Internet connection, we will definitely have a DNS server settings either on our computer or on our router. If you don’t have one, when you type a web address URL on your web browser, it cannot resolve to the domain’s IP address and giving you an error that the page cannot be opened. All ISP normally have their own DNS servers and they advice you to use theirs. However there are a few public DNS servers out there that claims to be faster, such as Google DNS, UltraDNS, OpenDNS, Comodo DNS, DNS Advantage, OpenNIC and many more…

The truth is there isn’t one DNS that is fastest for everyone since every ISP routing is different. The best way to know which one is the fastest DNS for YOUR internet connection is by benchmarking them. NameBench hunts down the fastest DNS servers available for your computer to use. namebench runs a fair and thorough benchmark using your web browser history, tcpdump output, or standardized datasets in order to provide an individualized recommendation. namebench is completely free and does not modify your system in any way. Namebench runs on Mac OS X, Windows, and UNIX, and is available with a graphical user interface as well as a command-line interface.

NameBench is a no brainer to use. All you need to do is just download the DNS benchmark program, and click the Start Benchmark button. Do note that the whole test takes quite a while, so you can go get a cup of coffee or something while waiting for the test to finish. When it’s done, NameBench will tell you which DNS is faster.
NameBench test dns for faster internet

This tool is always in constant development and the latest version namebench 1.2 was released 2 days ago with faster, optimized import handling, pinging, and added multi-threaded benchmarking, and also 712 new regional nameservers added.

Download NameBench to find the fastest DNS server

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