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Adding a record to google's DNS same as registering a domain?

Is adding a record to google's dns server lets say, Example.com -> 127.0.0.1 going to be the same as buying a domain from domain name resellers? Since most ISP do add that DNS server to their ...
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nslookup can't find server

My Linux host name is Jenkins, but why it can't find it? admin@Jenkins:~$ nslookup Jenkins Server: 8.8.8.8 Address: 8.8.8.8#53 ** server can't find Jenkins: NXDOMAIN I googled ...
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Is google DNS server a placebo?

Okay maybe not, but i am a bit confused, The address of the DNS server is obtained by the modem (via DHCP) so why does it matter if we change the DNS address in windows? Is operating system's ...
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How do I check if my computer is using the Google Public DNS

I changed my router to use Google's public DNS. Now how do I ensure that my router is using Google Public DNS(8.8.8.8) to connect. How do I check what DNS server is being used to connect to the ...
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DNS is not saving

I'm using D-Link DWM-152 Dongle to connect to the internet. I have changed DNS in my network connection to Google DNS and connect to the internet using software which has came with my dongle. Then i ...
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Is there a reason to not use google's DNS servers?

I live in the US, using Comcast's internet. The fact that comcast can see my browsing history bugs me. A lot. I realize that I'm basically having google see it instead of comcast, however google ...
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What are the pros and cons of using an alternative DNS instead of the ISP DNS server?

I searched the web for answers, but I haven't found anything conclusive. What are the advantages/disadvantages of using an alternative DNS (for example, OpenDNS or Google DNS) as opposed to the ...
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performance of OpenDns versus Google Dns?

A bunch of articles were written on this topic in 2009...wondering if there's a more updated comparison of the performance between the two?
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How to use Google DNS

Me and two other guys share cable using a router. I'm using Mac OS X. My router IP is 192.168.1.1 and my DHCP IP is 192.168.0.101. When I followed Google's DNS configuration manual, I tried to set my ...
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Google Public DNS vs OpenDNS, which do you prefer? [closed]

I would like my DNS to filter/alert me of potential bad websites. OpenDNS seems to be touting this as their best feature, but Google also seems to say their DNS is secure. Speed does not concern me ...