Yesterday we hit a milestone big enough and important enough to share. In just 24 hours we successfully answered more than 20 billion (!) DNS queries, doubling the number we handle per day since April of this year when we announced 10 billion.

Why is this important? Because our rapid and steady growth is an indication of the demand for a rock-solid reliable and intelligent DNS service that not only makes your Internet faster and more reliable, but safer and smarter too. We now have more than 15 million users around the world. More than 25,000 schools in the U.S. choose OpenDNS to keep their kids safe online, and included in that number are some of the country’s largest school districts. Companies ranging from small mom-and-pop shops to Fortune 100 enterprises are switching in droves to OpenDNS for Web content filtering, DNS security and DNS resolution.

2009 was an exceptional year for OpenDNS, but the next year is poised to be even better. In 2010 we’ll be adding more server locations and more server capacity to make our international coverage even better. We’ll give you new features that allow more customization of how OpenDNS works for you. And, we’ll work hard to keep DNS innovation synonymous with OpenDNS.

Thanks for helping us get to 20 billion. I’m confident 50 billion is closer than it may seem. 🙂

all-time DNS growth

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