DNS stands for Domain Name System. It is a server that handles translating domain names, for example, comparespeedtest.net or google.ie, and matching them to its equivalent IP address that is tech-friendly.

Why is it beneficial to change my DNS Settings?

  • You are most likely using a DNS Server supplied to you by your internet supplier. Since you cannot clarify the quality, switching to a third-party DNS such as Google (, may increase your speed and help with DNS-based attacks.
  • If your internet provider's DNS server is currently down and your internet access is affected, changing to a third-party DNS server will help get you back online.