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[_] ? New, "Google DNS" - Why ?

Steve James us.redpumas at
Thu Dec 3 18:14:05 GMT 2009

2009/12/3 Oliver Humpage <oliver at>:
> On 3 Dec 2009, at 17:41, Richard Dennys wrote:
>> not sure I understand the problem that google is trying to fix?
> I think the problem being solved by Google here is "we need more power
> and control."
> It really has a land grab feel to it, don't like it at all.
Maybe so.. but I've been having problems with both Virgin's and BT's
DNS (possibly also the router in office) but using Open DNS has
resolved these issues.

So the problem Google is solving .. making available another DNS
server so you can choose something other than your ISP's DNS