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NewsForge: Faster, Safer Internet with OpenDNS

Feb 01, 2007, 11:30 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mayank Sharma)

"The domain name system (DNS) maps human-understandable Web site addresses into numeric IP addresses. Launched in July 2006, OpenDNS adds a few free services on top of the traditional DNS to block phishing Web sites and auto-correct common misspelled URLs. And thanks to some clever traffic routing and load-balancing technology, OpenDNS can also deliver Web pages faster.

"'OpenDNS runs a really big, smart cache, so every OpenDNS user benefits from the activities of the broader OpenDNS user base,' says Allison Rhodes, community manager of OpenDNS..."

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