OpenDNS, the free DNS resolution provider, said today it has 18 million users on its books, meaning it now provides DNS for more than 1% of the world’s internet users.
The percentage is based on the estimate that there are 1.67 billion internet users.
“One percent of all of the world’s Internet users is a momentous achievement and our growth rate indicates that number will climb at an even more rapid pace going forward,” said CEO David Ulevitch.
When OpenDNS launched in 2006, I couldn’t really see the need.
But since then, the company has added services such as URL filtering, which have become popular with the 25,000-odd schools on the company’s customer roster.
Far more useful to domain-buying adults such as me and you is the company’s CacheCheck, which enables you to manually update OpenDNS’s cache of any given domain. Over the years, this has often proven to be an invaluable time saver when meddling with my domains’ DNS records.