Posts under ‘DNS’

Google Public DNS – An alternative to OpenDNS?

Google has recently launched Google Public DNS, a public DNS resolver serviceĀ  with an aim to make web browsing faster and secure. OpenDNS, providing the same services and more, has been in the market since 2006. So, which one is better, and is it beneficial to switch from using OpenDNS to Google Public DNS? We […]

How to change hosts without any downtime, step by step

A common question asked in the various online discussion forums nowadays is “How do I shift/change hosts without any downtime?”. Well, here’s how to do it, step by step. Step 1 : First, add your domain to the control panel of your new host. This way, you’ll ensure that their name servers are updated with […]

How to set up a sub subdomain

I’ve been getting quite a few hits from Google to the DNS Guide post from people searching for how to set up a sub subdomain. It’s quite simple actually. Say you want to set up a sub sub domain sub2.sub1.domain.com. All you need to do is create an A record for sub2.sub1.domain.com and point it […]

A guide to DNS

DNS or Domain Name System, is a core Internet protocol/mechanism which resolves text URLs(FQDNs) into IP addresses. It is the protocol which translates hostnames such as “www.google.com” into it’s IP address -”72.14.207.99″. In essence, it acts as the ‘phone book of domain names” and mapping the names(domain names) to their phone numbers (IP addresses). This […]