We’re growing like a weed. Yesterday, we handled 14 billion DNS requests in a single day for the first time. I didn’t get a chance to blog about our previous DNS request milestones because we’ve been heads-down working on some really awesome new features and adding a bunch of capacity.

We also updated our System Status page today to show you what I mean. We’ll be bringing up a new location in Amsterdam in the next couple months and we’re working on a strategy to bring OpenDNS closer to our users in Asia.

I’ve brought back the dancing banana to help celebrate this awesome achievement. I remember when we did 100 million requests total in a single month and how awesome *that* was. Today we’re handling over 200,000 requests per second at peak load. Simply awesome. My hats off to our great ops and engineering teams and thanks to all of you who have helped us grow over the last three years.

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  • wow – DFW, LAX, MIA ?? nice work! You guys are getting faster and faster at cranking out the new locations. Congrads on hitting 14 billion queries.

  • closedns

    Can’t wait for the Asian servers! Hope it will be a huge speed increase!

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  • Good to hear about the Amsterdam Location. I assume this is Amsterdam, The Netherlands and not Amsterdam, NY. πŸ™‚

    If you need help in setting up you Amsterdam presence, I am within 10 minutes of your most likely server location (Amsterdam Zuid-Oost) and would be happy to help you sort out things and get started.

    Kind regards,

    Martijn Wismeijer

  • Crazy like growth over the last 3 years.

    There is no limit. 20 billion here we come! πŸ˜€

  • It’s awesome, thanks for the great service.

  • KevinB

    I got to say you guys are doing great with your DNS Sevices and Mad I Love Opendns very much, it’s safe to use on any computer.

  • Hello David and team

    that is really good. Congrats for achievement

    keep it up!

  • Crabby.Abby

    Is this a better option for parental control? I am seriously considering buying NetNanny Home Edition for my computer. I am sick of porn showing up in places like Facebook email when I was attaching a Facebook app funny picture to my family and friends. Thanks so much.

  • Joachim

    Amsterdam is great but how about a server in Cologne, Germany?
    Anyway, good work!

  • wanschepsel

    Great. And at the new location IPv6 access is abundant so no reason to stay IPv4 only. Unless you don’t want to get some positive attention in the tech media πŸ™‚

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  • Adi

    Great, greetings from indonesia, im so happy using OpenDNS, keep the good work

  • akshay

    i want a comparison between opendns and websense.can you guys give me that? i want to implement opendns on my office network. i want to know why i should use opendns over websense?i know the basic stuff(like,its free),but i want more comparisons.
    looking forward to your seppdy reply..

  • buen trabajo y que sigais subiendo .SOIS LOS MEJORES

  • I sincerely hope that OpenDNS will come to Asia ASAP. It’s relatively slow when I use OpenDNS here!

  • cemmy

    You guys are awesome! Keep up the good work.

  • see my reviews about opendns, I hope more indonesian people will use opendns.
    thank you opendns

  • Oscar Luiz

    Brazil, David Ulevitch, Brazil!!!!

    What we can do to have an OpenDNS here? I will help you!



  • Gongratulations! Keep up with the good work! πŸ™‚ Nevertheless I think you should really add a server in Cologne/Germany where all the NET-beat in Europe goes.

    J.C. (app. computer sciences student)

  • Francisco Dias – Brazil!!

    Maybe we need an OpenDNS close to us, in Brazil.

  • Congrats from Bonn, Germany. You guys rock it so hard, Slayer should prostrate before you.

    Really looking forward to the launch of the Amsterdam Location. London is already fast as hell, so I guess the latency to Amsterdam will bring my console to burn down within milliseconds when pinging it.

  • John in Dublin

    Hey David and Team

    A Linux Ubuntu user here in Dublin. Many congratulations and may I wish you continued success. Since all the problems with Eircom.net DNS servers you guys have really helped many people in Ireland in the last few days. I for one will be staying with OpenDNS servers. Filtering is an added bonus. I’ve had no problems using ddclient & OpenDNS. Sweet! Best wishes from John!

  • Jon

    Just noticed you guys topped 16 billion requests. Congrats

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  • I think opendns is the world’s number one in terms of dns request. if all the pc’s here in the philippines use open dns it will be 20 billion hits per day….hoping we will educate people here in the philippines to use opendns as alternative to the one default dns come from isp here.