OpenDNS Now Serving 30 Million Customers

Everyone’s favorite alternative DNS service, OpenDNS, is now serving up DNS to 30 million customers world-wide. The company announced this milestone in a short release and notes that they are now sending out more DNS goodness than any other major ISP.

The company says they are now used in one of three US schools, hundreds of thousands of households, and a plethora of major corporations including Nike, Staples, BP, and Burger King.

OpenDNS isn’t new, but it’s fairly unique. It offers free DNS controls as well as parental/organization filtering. They also prevent search term hijacking for many ISPs. There are paid and free accounts available.

Generally, OpenDNS is almost invisible. I’ve been using it for years and although there are plenty of competitors like EasyDNS and FreeDNS, I’ve never seen a pressing need to switch.