If you’re like most home or business “Cable Internet” users, you’ve probably never heard of such a thing as the best DNS servers and you are totally unaware of the default DNS settings configured by your ISP. This is perfectly OK, we did not trust 3rd party DNS servers for a long time either (until recently).
Having a basic understanding of DNS can improve online browsing speed and security and put you in control.
In order to save our readers and customers time and effort, we took a close look at the top DNS servers in the industry and ranked them according to user satisfaction and overall reputation. Although all DNS services ultimately function the same way, they do not necessarily serve the same purpose. The key is to determine which DNS server is right for you and how to apply it. This article will be updated as we gather new information so bookmark this page and check back regularly.
This is what you gain: In many countries, local ISPs are known to filter connections. There are situations when you may want to have an uncensored Internet connection. This article is for you if you want to find out which DNS servers are available for free public access as of September, 2016, who owns them and what security and privacy features are built into the most reputable ones.