Memorable and reliable DNS servers you can use

My area is “owned” by Comcast, now Time Warner, when it comes to cable TV and Internet services.  Unfortunately, their DNS servers have become unreliable numerous times over the years.

With that in mind, I’d like to share memorable IP addresses of DNS servers that I use that I have found to be very reliable.  Thanks to Level 3 for letting the public use them.

They are:

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

You can definitely make use of them for all your DNS queries/needs.  In fact, running a simple ICMP ping test resulted in Level 3’s DNS servers out-performing Comcast/Time Warner’s DNS servers.

Comcast/Time Warner

C:\>ping 68.87.66.196

Pinging 68.87.66.196 with 32 bytes of data:

Reply from 68.87.66.196: bytes=32 time=82ms TTL=45
Reply from 68.87.66.196: bytes=32 time=48ms TTL=45
Reply from 68.87.66.196: bytes=32 time=52ms TTL=45
Reply from 68.87.66.196: bytes=32 time=51ms TTL=45

Ping statistics for 68.87.66.196:
Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
Minimum = 48ms, Maximum = 82ms, Average = 58ms

Level 3

C:\>ping 4.2.2.2

Pinging 4.2.2.2 with 32 bytes of data:

Reply from 4.2.2.2: bytes=32 time=37ms TTL=246
Reply from 4.2.2.2: bytes=32 time=16ms TTL=246
Reply from 4.2.2.2: bytes=32 time=12ms TTL=246
Reply from 4.2.2.2: bytes=32 time=15ms TTL=246

Ping statistics for 4.2.2.2:
Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
Minimum = 12ms, Maximum = 37ms, Average = 20ms

So use them!  Enjoy.  =0)

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