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    rotblitz

    Then, what is your question or request? How did you measure this?

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    maintenance

    This can happen, certainly. Even if on average, OpenDNS is faster.  But just for reference, do you have an idea of how fast three tenths of a second is?

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    rotblitz

    Well, from a Dubai perspective, the OpenDNS resolvers may be more distant than the Google resolvers. The next OpenDNS resolvers would be in Europe, Prague or Frankfurt.  Not sure where Google's DNS resolvers are.

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    maintenance

    Yes, in places distant from the resolvers (or poorly served) in network terms, this will of course happen. What can you do in a tenth of a second?  Maybe blink. ;) Just connecting to the remote webserver with the browser, never mind loading content, takes far longer. So you should not suffer from the extra two tenths of a second in response, but you may (or may not) have issues with websites that geolocate for their CDNs by DNS server location. If something becomes unusable in that circumstance, you may want to change resolvers, or add temporary entries in Hosts with addresses returned by resolvers that give more optimal IPs.

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