DNS Benchmark

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Determine the exact performance of a local and remote DNS nameserver

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DNS Benchmark is a useful application that intends to help you test the performance of the domain name servers used by your ISP. The speed of converting a domain name into an IP address is very important for your general browsing speed.

When you open the application it creates a list of DNS addresses that are used by your computer to resolve domain names. These addresses can be sorted in order to view the ones that are not responding.

You can delete certain addresses or add new ones manually if you want to include them into the benchmark test. You can improve the browsing speed by adding a DNS server that is not used by your Internet service provider but it is available for public use. This application can help you test and compare their performance in order to choose the fastest solution.

The program provides the benchmark results as a graphical representation so you can easily spot the best performing servers in the list. If you want more details you can view the numbers in the Tabular Data section.

This test results are easy to understand even by casual computer users by reading the Conclusions page. It offers an overview of the test results and some recommendations for increasing the performance of your Internet connection.

In our tests, the benchmark took about three minutes and had no impact on the computer's performance. If you want to try different servers, the application can create a customized list by comparing over four thousand servers and selecting the top fifty.

Though it is a lightweight application, DNS Benchmark can provide you detailed information about the currently used domain name servers. You can give it a try if you want to diagnose and to optimize your Internet connection.

DNS Benchmark was reviewed by Sorin Cirneala
Last updated on June 12th, 2012
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