Friday, September 2, 2011
What looks like a trivial enhancement (at least conceptually) to the Internet's DNS protocol promises to help internet users get a faster service.
The "Global Internet Speedup", supported by Google and OpenDNS, implements a small change to DNS queries so users will enjoy the full advantage of CDNs and get the content they ask from the closets server.
Participating CDNs include BitGravity, CDNetworks, Cloudflare, Comodo and EdgeCast.
here and the proposed IETF draft - here and a press release "Global Internet Speedup Initiative Announced; Technology Companies Band Together on Innovation to Make the Internet Faster Around the World" - here.