Google announced plans for Google Public DNS today, a new service that will provide consumers with a DNS service provider alternative.
DNS, or Domain Name System, deals with the conversion of IP addresses with vanity, easy-to-remember domain names.
The Google Public DNS service is part of Google's plan to make the Internet faster, and it will provide other benefits as well, including a more stable browser and boosted security against virus, spam, and malware sites.
Google announced in a blog post:
Our research has shown that speed matters to Internet users, so over the past several months our engineers have been working to make improvements to our public DNS resolver to make users' web-surfing experiences faster, safer and more reliable