FIOS customers – better DNS solution
If you have Verizon FIOS, and haven’t already customized your router to use better DNS Servers, do yourself a favor and do so asap. By default Verizon uses “DNS assistance” on their *.*.*.12 DNS servers. Set your router to use custom DNS servers and change the ending .12 to a .14. Alternatively, using any of the other official Verizon DNS Servers in the range of 22.214.171.124 through 126.96.36.199 is also a good bet.
If you don’t customize your DNS, the Verizon DNS assistance configuration can potentially cause issues for Tech Savy users who do VPN, host monitoring, etc. You are also helping Verizon make more money by being served ads on their DNS assistance page.