Comodo Secure DNS vs. DNS Advantage

Comodo Secure DNS

Comodo Secure DNS is a domain name resolution service that resolves your DNS requests through our worldwide network of redundant DNS servers. This can provide a much faster and more reliable Internet browsing experience than using the DNS servers provided by your ISP and does not require any hardware or software installation.

Comodo Secure DNS gives you a safer, smarter and faster Internet because it’s:

More Reliable - Comodo Secure DNS’s server infrastructure currently spans 15 locations (nodes) and five continents around the world. This allows Comodo to offer you the most reliable fully redundant DNS service anywhere. Each node has multiple servers and is connected by several Tier 1 carriers to the Internet.

Faster - Comodo uses strategically placed nodes are located at the most optimal intersections of the Internet. Unlike most DNS providers, the Comodo our request routing technology means that no matter where you are located in the world, your DNS requests are answered by the closest available set of servers, resulting in information becoming available faster and more reliably than ever before.

Smarter - Comodo’s highly structured DNS system and guide pages get you where you want to be, when you inadvertently attempt to go to a site that doesn’t exist. Parked’ or ‘not in use’ domains are automatically detected and forwarded.

Safer - As a leading provider of computer security solutions, Comodo is keenly aware of the dangers that plague the Internet today. SecureDNS helps users keep safe online with its malware domain filtering feature. SecureDNS references a real-time block list (RBL) of harmful websites (i.e. phishing sites, malware sites, spyware sites, excessive advertising sites, etc.) and will warn you whenever you attempt to access a site containing potentially threatening content. Additionally, our ‘name cache invalidation’ solution signals the Comodo Secure DNS recursive servers whenever a DNS record is updated - fundamentally eliminating the concept of a TTL. Directing your requests through highly secure servers can also reduce your exposure to the DNS Cache Poisoning attacks that may affect everybody else using your ISP.

DNS Advantage
http://www.dnsadvantage.com/dnsadv/index.html

DNS Advantage resolves all of your DNS requests exclusively through UltraDNS’s proprietary Directory Services Platform. While most networks use recursive DNS services that are provided by their ISP or that reside on their own set of small DNS servers, DNS Advantage is better - and here’s why.

It’s More Reliable. UltraDNS’s Directory Services Platform currently spans 15 locations and five continents around the world. This allows us to offer you the most reliable fully redundant DNS service anywhere. Each node has multiple servers, and is connected by several Tier 1 carriers to the Internet.

It’s Faster. Our strategically placed nodes are located at the most optimal intersections of the Internet. Unlike most DNS providers, UltraDNS’s Directory Services Platform uses Anycast routing technology - which means that no matter where you are located in the world, your DNS requests are answered by the closest available DNS Advantage servers. Combine this with our huge cache and we can get the answers you seek faster and more reliably than anyone else.

It’s Smarter. Our technology allows us to automatically correct many typing errors you may make. We don’t think you should be penalized for inadvertently typing an invalid top level domain address into your browser, so we will correct many “typos” and take you where you intended to go automatically - saving you valuable time and improving your Internet experience. Our DNS Advantage Directory guides you with relevant alternatives when your browser’s Address Bar can’t resolve your search words or destination.

It’s Safer. As the leading authoritative DNS provider, we are keenly aware of the dangers that plague the Internet today. That’s why we’ve created unique security solutions that don’t require you to install any hardware or download any software. Our DNS Real-Time Directory (DNS-RTD) signals the DNS Advantage recursive servers anytime one of the UltraDNS authoritative customers or DNS-RTD partners updates a DNS record. This fundamentally eliminates the concept of a TTL by invalidating the recursive server’s cache for updated Domains, providing you the most accurate and up to date view of these sites.

Coming Soon We’ve teamed up with trusted third-party security experts to keep real-time block lists (RBL) of harmful websites (i.e. phishing sites, malware sites, spyware sites, excessive advertising sites, etc.). We will warn you when you attempt to access a site containing potentially threatening content based on the RBL that are updated daily. You can trust us to protect you and your customers from many of the known online dangers.

NO COMMENT! (:NRD)

Yes, both of these services are using UltraDNS from Neustar…

Not sure what the point of your post is, unless you are inferring there is some sort of copyright infringement going on. 88)

Yes, I thought, there is there is some sort of copyright infringement going on!

DNS Advantage (UltraDNS)

156.154.70.1
156.154.71.1

Comodo Secure DNS
156.154.70.22
156.154.71.22

Well, this is like an open source project like Chromium project (Google Chrome, Comodo Dragon) or what? Why did not Comodo write about that?

I want more information! Anyway, thanks for enlighten me! :slight_smile:

Nice find :slight_smile:

I don’t think Comodo DNS is spectacular, but it’s still good for novice people who don’t know how to configure a DNS (if they choose to install it with CIS), it’s still more secure than the ISP one.

No, it’s not open source. Comodo has has some sort of license with UltraDNS. A simple IP lookup will tell you that the SecureDNS servers are owned by UltraDNS.

There was a lot of speculation about this when SecureDNS debuted. I don’t recall Comodo actually saying anything about it, but there’s no way that UltraDNS doesn’t know about all this traffic through those IP’s, and I’m sure they wouldn’t host all those lookups for free. There is another DNS service that also uses UltraDNS, (and has almost the exact same wording on their website) but I can’t remember the name at the moment.

That is really strange!

http://kashfi.com/tag/comodo-secure-dns/

https://forums.comodo.com/news-announcements-feedback-cis/website-for-comodo-secure-dns-was-totally-copied-from-neustars-ultradns-t43885.0.html

Norton DNS servers are owned by UltraDNS too! O0

IP Address Lookup (IPv4 & IPv6)

Does ClearCloud make my web browsing faster?
Everyone will have a different experience, but in general, you can expect that ClearCloud will perform as good as or better than your current DNS provider.

Does Norton DNS make my web browsing faster?
Everyone will have a different experience, but in general, you can expect that Norton DNS will perform better than your default DNS provider.

WTF?! >:-D

Are you sure about Norton ?
There was a noticeable difference between Comodo DNS and Norton DNS, Norton could block more stuff.

And ClearCloud blocks even more stuff…

Yes! Just use this site and discover for yourself without doubt: http://ip-lookup.net/

Lookup an IP address :
198.153.192.1 or 198.153.194.1

Click enter, and then click “IP owner info (Whois)” and you will see that:
NetName: NETBLK-OPENVISION
NetHandle: NET-198-153-190-0-1
Parent: NET-198-0-0-0-0
NetType: Direct Assignment
NameServer: PDNS3.ULTRADNS.ORG
NameServer: PDNS2.ULTRADNS.NET
NameServer: PDNS5.ULTRADNS.INFO
NameServer: PDNS6.ULTRADNS.CO.UK
NameServer: PDNS1.ULTRADNS.NET
NameServer: PDNS4.ULTRADNS.ORG

RegDate: 1993-08-11
Updated: 2009-03-26
Ref: http://whois.arin.net/rest/net/NET-198-153-190-0-1

OrgName: Symantec Corporation
OrgId: SYMN-Z
Address: 20330 Stevens Creek Blvd
City: Cupertino
StateProv: CA
PostalCode: 95014
Country: US
RegDate: 2008-08-01
Updated: 2008-10-21
Ref: http://whois.arin.net/rest/org/SYMN-Z

OrgAbuseHandle: SIA9-ARIN
OrgAbuseName: Symantec IP Administrator
OrgAbusePhone: +1-650-527-8000
OrgAbuseEmail: dl-it-ip-admin[at]symantec.com
OrgAbuseRef: http://whois.arin.net/rest/poc/SIA9-ARIN

Comodo Secure DNS vs. DNS Advantage
I don’t know, as long its better then my ISP’s DNS then I’m happy

Hi icoolsoft

Please stop spamming the forum

What video converters & alike Software has to do with this discussion about DNS?

Similar question apply to other threads where you posted already
like this one

The site is badly rated, as a matter of fact (say, WOT)

Spammer banned :P0l

I think Comodo and Norton leased the DNS system from Neustar and they manage all the rest things like block sites etc by themselves.

I guess, it costs more to upgrade those nodes and the more you spent, the more facilities you will have from Neustar.

I have noticed Norton DNS faster than Comodo DNS here, this speak volumes to how much money Norton has put into it

OpenDNS is the best choice. :-TU

From my location, speed-wise they’re all pretty equal. However, OpenDNS does have the advantage of configurability.