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Google Public DNS Serves 70 Billion Requests Per Day

   
6:30 pm on Feb 14, 2012 (gmt 0)

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Google Public DNS Serves 70 Billion Requests Per Day [googleblog.blogspot.com]
We launched Google Public DNS in December 2009 to help make the web faster for everyone. Today, we’re no longer an experimental service. We’re the largest public DNS service in the world, handling an average of more than 70 billion requests a day.

We’ve also taken steps to help support IPv6. On World IPv6 Day, we announced our IPv6 addresses: 2001:4860:4860::8888 and 2001:4860:4860::8844 to supplement our original addresses, 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4.

6:49 pm on Feb 14, 2012 (gmt 0)

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if goog is your DNS it doesn't matter if you using their SE or not.

ya know....cause they just wanna make the web better. *gag*
7:29 pm on Feb 14, 2012 (gmt 0)

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This would reduce load on web servers, and show fewer hits in the web logs: "Google Public DNS uses large, Google-scale caches, and load-balances user traffic to ensure shared caching, letting us answer a large fraction of queries from cache."
7:56 pm on Feb 14, 2012 (gmt 0)

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70 billion requests and yet not a stitch of Google owned content. You have to feel bad for the people who's shoulders are stepped on here before you can oooo and ahhh at how wonderful Google is.
10:43 am on Feb 15, 2012 (gmt 0)

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From time to time in the SEO forum, I've mentioned that I believe that Google is essentially building a multi-dimensional virtual model of search behavior on the web. I've generally assumed that they more or less correlate everything... and with that in mind, I've been studying the Public DNS privacy policy that Google has posted, to see what, if any, information they might be extracting from this service...

http://code.google.com/speed/public-dns/privacy.html [code.google.com]

On the privacy page, they list "What we log", along with this statement...

We don't correlate or combine your information from the temporary or permanent logs with any other data that Google might have about your use of other services, such as data from Web Search and data from advertising on the Google content network.

I fully understand that they could use a DNS service to extract all sorts of information if they did correlate with search data. Without that correlation, what information could they be extracting? And they don't in fact seem to be saving any information that could be used to link logged information to search information at some future date.

I'm not trying to say that there shouldn't be a concern, btw... just trying to understand what it is.
12:23 pm on Feb 15, 2012 (gmt 0)

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The only problem with G is that what G says and what G does are two different things
3:53 pm on Feb 15, 2012 (gmt 0)

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I wonder how much of the "success" and adoption of the DNS is because the IP addresses are so easy to remember?
9:31 pm on Feb 15, 2012 (gmt 0)

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@Robert... Google is changing their privacy policy March 1 this year. Some 60 different privacy policies, and I assume that includes the one listed above, will be combined into a single policy where it specifically states that each of google's services and products will have that user information.
12:41 am on Feb 16, 2012 (gmt 0)

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I wonder how much of the "success" and adoption of the DNS is because the IP addresses are so easy to remember?


Probably quite a bit. Just like level 3's (4.2.2.1/4.2.2.2) are also widely used.
5:41 pm on Feb 17, 2012 (gmt 0)

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@Robert, they first lock in customers and then change privacy terms!
 

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