Google has entered the DNS Business. For those that don’t want to know more about the Internet than where to find Olivia Wilde or Megan Fox pictures, prepare to be bored. DNS for short or Domain Name System, it’s basically the behind-the-scenes work that is done to transform easy-to-type website names into the complex string of numbers (IP address) needed to guide you to the actual site. Ordinarily, DNS is handled by the Internet Service Provider, but Google will now offer its own DNS called Google Public DNS. Internet users can choose to use Google’s system as opposed to the one provided by their ISP. For those interested, Google gives some instruction here.
Why would Google want to go through what seems like a lot of trouble to change this basic part of browsing the Web? Because Google’s DNS will offer a quicker, more secure experience. And of course, Google can make a little more money and become even further ingrained into your life at the same time. [via GoogleBlog and NYTimes]