PTCL DNS

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PTCL as some of you may already know runs a number of DNS or domain name servers which is the full form of DNS at different locations within Pakistan. The reason PTCL runs a number of DNS is that this is something which they cannot afford to be out of order as the whole Pakistani internet users would come to a stand still. DNS is something that tells your computer where the website data resides like on what IP address to look for the website. To access a certain website it is very important to have these DNS to direct you to the appropriate IP address. DNS also save or cache this information for a certain amount of time usually 48 to 72 hours or some lazy servers keep it for more then a week but that's about it. Google DNS and Open DNS are other two options that you may use besides PTCL's own DNS but it is always recomended to use the one that is nearest to you which in our case is normally going to be PTCL DNS.

In my opinion DNS are best left to automatic but if for some reason you want to specify DNS then below is the list of DNS run by PTCL:

203.99.163.203
119.159.255.132
119.159.255.12
182.176.39.17
202.125.132.12
203.125.132.9
116.71.241.198
116.71.241.214
116.71.241.216
203.99.163.203
119.159.255.132

For PTCL users the Google DNS option is also pretty good and the DNS IP addresses for Google DNS are:

8.8.8.8
8.8.4.4

Open DNS is also an option be I personally find PTCL's own DNS faster and more reliable and my second preference is Google DNS.

If you know about more IPs for PTCL DNS then please feel free to add here in your replies and I will keep updating this thread in future.

I hope this helps a few people who are looking for information on PTCL DNS. Please dont forget to hit the Facebook like and G+ at the bottom of this page.
 

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I have recently noticed that PTCL DNS get over loaded with traffic in the evenings and Google DNS perform a lot better at such times. I have switched to Google DNS now and I am happy with its performance.
 
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Open DNS is another good option if someone is having trouble with PTCL servers being over loaded at peak times.

Open DNS are :

  • 208.67.222.222
  • 208.67.220.220
I normally use it when there is trouble with Google services being blocked in Pakistan and open dns works well in such a situation.