Changing Your DNS Server: Why You Should and How to Do It

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Which DNS (Domain Name System) server do you use? If you don’t know the answer, it’s a good bet that you’re using your ISP’s (Internet Service Provider’s) servers, and you can do better. Changing your default DNS server can boost your security, privacy, and speed (by a few milliseconds, but hey, why not?). What is the DNS? DNS servers act like Internet phonebooks – they take your alphanumeric inputs (for example: maketecheasier.com) and convert them to numeric IP addresses (192.124.249.3) that correspond to the server your computer is looking for. They then give your computer directions on where to go,

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