Sunday, February 24, 2008

Open DNS

I just heard about Open DNS on one of the excellent IT Conversations podcasts.

I won't go into all of the features, but basically they provide a pair of Domain Name Servers that you can point your computer at, instead of (or in addition to) the ones provided by your ISP.

Their servers filter out known phishing sites, they automatically correct typos (eg, if you type ".cmo" they'll convert it to ".com"), allow you to set up shortcuts to sites you frequently access, block adult sites ... in case you're not as open minded as me :-) ... and they can give you stats on your surfing.

Sounds like a useful service.

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