As hosted VoIP PBX fans we love Internet and tech news. So in this vein, we get jazzed about releases from giants like Google.
On 12/03/2009, Google announced the release of a new tool, Google Public DNS, and it has all of us fidgeting in our seats.
So what is it! Well, without getting too technical, DNS means Domain Name System. DNS is an important part of a hosted VoIP phone system. A hosted PBX phone, like those used with FreedomIQ, use DNS to resolve the address associated with the servers that the phones register with. While it is important in hosted VoIP PBX, it is also a very important for the Internet as a whole.
Basically it is a system which controls where servers point a browser; these systems help website administrators point browsers to certain domains or IP addresses. They do more than that and can get pretty complicated but that is all we need to mention here.
Yahoo recently reported on the Google Public DNS and seems to think that it is a positive thing. In a recent post Yahoo said, “The benefit to Google, if it can get people to use Google Public DNS: Happier Internet users!”
They also go on to point out another benefit: “But also, in theory, a bunch of data. Google would be able to know even more about what Web sites people are visiting than it does already.”
Yahoo says Google will “not store any of this information with your Google account, and does not share it with anyone else, including Google’s own search, Gmail, or advertising services.”
But many are concerned about the privacy implications of this new technology. What would you do if you were Google? Would you just delete all of this valuable data or would you store it and use it?
Regardless of what speculators are commenting on one thing is clear, the new Google DNS is going to increase Google’s grip on the Internet. The company is getting bigger and more threatening to other Internet based businesses every day.
If you’re looking to learn more about Google Public DNS or if you want to test the technology you can do so here. If you have an opinion on Google, the new Google Public DNS or the company’s massive growth tell us about it below!