Free DNS Servers

I am going to start keeping a list of free DNS servers. I am seeing some weird things happening online. There was big talk about some DNS virus out there at DNS Changer Working Group (DCWG) . It seemed to come and go without incident.

There are still some lists of free DNS servers out there.

I found two at

The first is called Top Free Internet DNS Servers. It gives some background info on each one.

The better of the two is called Free and Public DNS Servers. It presents them in a list format, which I prefer.

Some guy in India named Vivek has a list of free DNS servers, which was last updated December 12, 2010. This page was also posted at Host Outcast on June 7, 2011. The list was the same on both pages.

He lists the servers from:

  • Google: and
  • DNSAdvantage (now Neustar): and
  • OpenDNS: and (check near the bottom of the page; I do not see a separate page about it)
  • Norton: and (I cannot find a page on their site, but I tried them with the “host” command and they seem to work)
  • GTEI DNS (now Verizon) (no link provided):,,,, and
  • ScrubIT: and


You’re welcome.