Make your browser faster (safer) with OpenDNS

DNS, Reference
Okay, so this worked for me. I don't promise that it will do the same for you. Let me explain, my ISP (who shall remain nameless) is very good (good uptime, unlimited, good throughput), but for some reason has horrible DNS servers. I normally try not to use their servers and instead use either my own from work or the University's upstream provider servers. They are okay, but not blazing. Recently I was told about OpenDNS and I meant to look at it sooner, but didn't, until the servers I was pointing to went down last night. Well, I have to admit, aside from being safer (because they filter fishing sites at DNS level), OpenDNS kicks butt. It is fast as hell and seems to even have enough smarts to…
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EasyDNS….Now, easy as Butter

Blogger, Custom Domain Name, DNS
Okay a little while back I wrote a piece about setting up custom DNS names on easyDNS.com and getting the plumbing to work with blogger. Well, there is some excellent news. You see, Mark Jeftovic (Pres. and CEO of easyDNS) contacted me today to let me know about modifications they have made to their DNS parking servers. These changes make it super easy to setup a blogger custom DNS name with them. No need for Mommy and Daddy....just use easyDNS :-)Here are the updated details:Obviously first register your domain name. I went over to easydns.ca (.com is the same company) and registered nerdlogger.com (I use the DNS-Only service & Registry Fees).Now login to your account on easyDNS. You should see the Members page and somewhere in there there should be…
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How to use a custom DNS name with blogger

Blogger, Custom Domain Name, DNS
So I finally broke down and registered nerdlogger.com with easydns.com. I've used their service for my own ayromlou.ca canadian domain, so I figured, why not. Under ayromlou.ca I was doing all kinds of redirects to get www.ayromlou.ca to point to nerdlogger.blogspot.com (which is the standard addressing scheme for blogs on blogger). Now, here is how I got my custom domain name (nerdlogger.com) to work:Obviously first register your domain name. I went over to easydns.ca (.com is the same company) and registered nerdlogger.com (I use the DNS-Only service & Registry Fees)Give them about 2-4 hours to propagate the DNS information. Do not change anything during this time.Now after about 4 hours go back and login. You should see the Members page and somewhere in there there should be a listing of…
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