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OpenDNS Servers (www.opendns.com)

What is OpenDNS ?

OpenDNS is a domain name resolution system. OpenDNS offer their service to both business and consumers. Domain names are provided to every website registered on the web to identify it with that unique name on the Internet. Whenever you use the web to search for a particular website, your DNS provider resolves the name into an IP (Internet Protocol) address to locate the site on the web. This process is called domain name resolution.


OpenDNS has added a couple of features that your default domain name resolution server provided by your Internet service provider (ISP) might not have. Some of these features add functionality and increase the speed of your web experience. The following are some of the features of OpenDNS:

  • Typographical error correction to make your browsing experience intuitive
  • Phishing filter that adds security
  • Local caching of most visited sites to enable faster access
  • Parental controls that enable you to block websites

OpenDNS Website

You can access and use OpenDNS by subscribing for the service using the website. You can subscribe for the home or the business account based on your requirement. You can follow these step by step instructions to subscribe for OpenDNS:


  1. Go to the OpenDNS website by clicking the following link: www.opendns.com
  2. Click on the For Business or For Home button based on your requirement
  3. Select your business domain from the list provided if you have chosen a business account
  4. Select Premium DNS or Parental Control account based on your need
  5. Click on Get Started
  6. Fill in the information requested by OpenDNS to complete the subscription procedure

You have successfully subscribed to OpenDNS. Once you subscribe, you will receive information about how to use OpenDNS on your system by email.

OpenDNS Servers

The servers used by OpenDNS are situated in strategic locations around the world to enable best in class service to subscribers around the world. Following are the locations where OpenDNS is located:

  • Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Chicago, Illinois, USA
  • Dallas, Texas, USA
  • Frankfurt, Germany
  • London, England, United Kingdom
  • Los Angeles, California, USA
  • Miami, Florida, USA
  • New York, New York, USA
  • Palo Alto, California, USA
  • Seattle, Washington, USA
  • Singapore
  • Washington, DC, USA

Your computer will access a server that is close to your location to resolve a web address thus ensuring that the resolution is fast and secure. Multiple servers also ensure that there is continuity in service and you always get the best access speed.

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