Any web page nowadays contains images, frames and ads belonging to different domains which force our browsers to do a series of DNS queries before being able to render the page completely. Since every single query involves packets traveling on the network the whole process can take a considerable amount of time.
When you browse a Web page a portion of the loading time is dedicated to name resolution (usually from a few milliseconds to 1 second) while the rest is dedicated to the transfer of the page contents to your browser.
Acrylic is an open source project that helps to reduce the time dedicated to name resolution for frequently visited addresses closest to zero possible. It may not seem such a great optimization but in a few weeks of internet browsing you will probably save an hour or so, which is definitely not such a bad thing.
With Acrylic you can also gracefully overcome short downtimes of your DNS servers without disrupting your work, because in this case you will at least be able to connect to your favorite websites and to your e-mail server. In addition Acrylic can help you to effectively block unwanted ads prior to their download through the use of HOSTS files, optimizing your navigation experience even further.
You can download Arcylic DNS Proxy from here.