I stopped using my ISP’s Domain Name Server (DNS) a few months ago as it was taking over 5 days to pickup client websites that had ‘moved’. I switched to using OpenDNS on the advice of my colleague, Graham Washbrook, from The Social Media Bureau and this immediately solved my problem with being able to ‘find’ my client’s websites.
Using OpenDNS has other benefits, as it as it adds another layer of protection to my PC as it blocks access to ‘hazardous’ sites. For example, when I inadvertently click on a shortened link from a Tweet then this message was displayed:
This is the OpenDNS warning about a hazardous web address.
Where is the IP address of OpenDNS?
Rather than enter the address here I suggest you link to OpenDNS.com and you’ll find the address there.