Google Announced Public DNS, a Domain Name Resolving Service

Tag: , — December 4, 2009 @ 10:39 am Comments 4

Saw the announcement this morning on the bus — Google Public DNS. My immediate reaction (as recorded on twitter) is — I’ll hate to be OpenDNS right now. David U. at OpenDNS quickly responded saying basically “ARGH! OpenDNS is better! Google could be EVIL! But it’s all good for the DNS space”. Well. Let’s compare […]

Pingdom on Google’s Availability

Tag: , , — October 6, 2007 @ 11:49 am Comments 3

Interesting article written last week at Royal Pingdom — Google availability differs greatly between countries, where Pingdom, a server/web-site availability monitoring company based in Sweden, tried to measure the uptime of Google‘s country-specific websites. The conclusion is — Google Search users in the United States are 10 times more likely to encounter a problem than […]

Google, Server Location and Country-Coded Domains

Tag: , — August 8, 2007 @ 8:37 am Comments 6

From this Google Webmaster Central blog entry: Does location of server matter? I use a .com domain but my content is for customers in the UK. In our understanding of web content, Google considers both the IP address and the top-level domain (e.g. .com, .co.uk). Because we attempt to serve geographically relevant content, we factor […]

Why Good Hosting is Important (but Might Not Because of Google)

Tag: , , — December 19, 2006 @ 10:53 am Comments 2

(Note: I was going to post this as a reply to Matt’s blog post, but his Typo kept on giving me “500 Application Error”. Well, I am now posting it here.) Stuart Brown wrote about switching to a dedicated server after getting digged, and had experienced (1) much better page rendering time, and (2) more […]

Dedicated IP Addresses Not Necessary

Tag: , — November 14, 2006 @ 10:15 am Comments 7

Matt Cutts of Google busted a myth regarding to dedicated IP address for websites. No, your website will not be penalised, nor rewarded, for being on a named-based virtual hosting, or on its own dedicated IP address. Links to virtually hosted domains are treated the same as links to domains on dedicated IP addresses.