Google Public DNS – 18.104.22.168 – just did eight years old. Google Public DNS was launched on Sunday, August 12th, 2018, at 00:30 UTC. Today 22.214.171.124 is a primary DNS resolver responding to more than 1 trillion DNS queries every day.
The share of Google Public DNS is above 40% in some countries, including Belgium. According to Google, in places like Africa and Southeast Asia, many ISPs use Google DNS as default DNS server. It’s estimated that about 10% of internet users rely on 126.96.36.199.
Recently, Google saw a very competitive player entering the market: Cloudflare with the 188.8.131.52 server. Cloudflare is fastest than Google and more private, as the queries go over TLS or HTTPS.