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namebench 2.0

namebench provides personalized DNS server recommendations based on your browsing history.

WARNING: This tool is in the midst of a major rewrite. The "master" branch is currently in experimental form and currently lacks a user interface, nor does it support any command-line options.

For stable binaries, please see

What can one expect in namebench 2.0?

  • Faster
  • Simpler interface
  • More comprehensive results
  • CDN benchmarking
  • DNSSEC support


Building requires Go 1.2 to be installed:

  • Create a workspace directory, and cd into it.
  • Prepare your workspace directory:
    export GOPATH=`pwd`
    git clone src/
    go get
    go get
    go get
  • Build it.
    cd src/
    go build namebench.go

You should have an executable named 'namebench' in the current directory.


  • End-user: run ./namebench, which should open up a UI window.
  • Developer, run ./ for an auto-reloading webserver at http://localhost:9080/
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