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Free DNS

dominicldominicl Member
edited August 2012 in General

Hi

Anyone know any good free DNS providers?

Thanks

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  • PointHQ!

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  • Hi,

    You can take a look at LowEndWiki here: http://www.lowendtalk.com/wiki/free-dns-providers

    Or you can use search function on the top left of your screen, this has been discussed many times here already :D

  • @ElliotJ said: PointHQ!

    Thanks - I was thinking of using them actually.

  • ClouDNS.net is great.

    Thanked by 1dominicl
  • Gone with PointHQ :) Like the interface.

  • Cloudflare!

    -- BOFH

  • dns.he.net

  • NanoG6NanoG6 Member
    edited August 2012

    I also like the interface of PointHQ. Easy to use. If you're in Asia, Zerigo is good also. They have server in Singapore (f.ns.zerigo.net)

  • also our DNSbed.com if you know some chinese :p

    Freedns Hosting - www.DNSbed.com

  • @gbshouse Weren't you guys working on a DNS service?

  • PointHQ: Why/How is this free? They make profit by the "easily upgrade to a paid package starting from just £48 per year for 50 domains." ? Just looks like a lot of work and an awesome site for free :) Nice find, thanks.

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  • Yes, we will be available for public registration within few next days.

  • @gbshouse said: Yes, we will be available for public registration within few next days.

    Cool, well keep us updated!

  • AsimAsim Member

    @EricCubixCloud they offer 5 domains free and thats enough for most of us!!

  • I recommend dns.he.net

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  • This guy made some comparisons among free DNS hosting providers. It is a little bit old, but the information is still valid and he compares a lot of providers. http://www.hostcult.com/2011/06/free-hosted-dns-review-yay-i-think.html

  • InfinityInfinity Retired Staff

    +1 fly, one day I'll be bothered to do that but it's better than using other DNS services imo.

    我是一个巨魔 (;

  • @Asim - 2EUR/month per domain, 1000k requests included, additional 1000k requests 1EUR, failover and geodns free of charge

  • Rackspace offers free DNS. They have a new control panel now and you can manage the DNS zones from there.

  • @carlosg said: Rackspace offers free DNS. They have a new control panel now and you can manage the DNS zones from there.

    they provide it for free? or maybe for a lowend price range?

  • but you must have server with rackspace before can using their dns.

    slow motion

  • @sandbox said: they provide it for free? or maybe for a lowend price range?

    Yes, for free.

    @tommy said: but you must have server with rackspace before can using their dns.

    Not anymore, with the new control panel it's no longer necessary to have any server. I'm using it for some domains now and no cloud servers are running at this moment.

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  • awsome thanks for info.

    slow motion

  • Namecheap has free DNS hosting. If you have vps with linode, I heard their DNS is also good.

    Freedns Hosting - www.DNSbed.com

  • @carlosg said: Not anymore, with the new control panel it's no longer necessary to have any server. I'm using it for some domains now and no cloud servers are running at this moment.

    Should note that you still need to sign up with a valid CC# - But that should be no issue for most i guess :)

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  • @dominicl FreeDNS providers that are any good, hmm, not that many, but here are a few ideas: - if you really want 100% free then register for CloudFlare (cloudflare.com) and use their DNS without their other services. It's 100% free. - ClouDNS - http://www.cloudns.net/ - They have a free option but their paid option is pretty inexpensive - I wouldn't recommend Zerigo at all - We use DNSMadeEasy - they offer Anycast, and their cheapest service is $30.00 - you can skip eating out once and get that, I highly recommend them.

    Best of luck!

  • Cloudflare - can't beat 20+ POPs anycast plus turn on/off other features at your leisure

  • @bdtech I agree on Cloudflare, they have awesome services and their customer service is top notch!

  • I'm switching from CloudFlare to HE yesterday, because they always turn my site off everyday. I'm using the Free service. Would it be 100% uptime if I use the paid one?

    My blog | Server Uptime | I'm not working for any providers in here, all my comments just my own opinion.image
  • @ErawanArifNugroho the paid one uses the same network, you just get more features turned on. It's been over 6 months since we used them, maybe they dropped the ball? I don't know, but totally forgot about HE. Also, if your domain is hosted with name.com, their DNS service is really good.

  • @toratekdotnet said: Also, if your domain is hosted with name.com, their DNS service is really good.

    Some of my domains with Internet.bs, I've using Internet.bs nameserver a few days ago, but having some problem with the dns. So switched to CloudFlare, and switched to HE.

    Another domains with NameCheap using CloudFlare, and they also went offline yesterday. :(

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  • PhoenixVPSPhoenixVPS Member
    edited August 2012

    @ErawanArifNugroho Well, I was just trying to help. In the end I couldn't find anything decent (free or low budget), so I've forked over $70 / year for DNSMadeEasy and I'm very happy with their service. I mean, if you're a hosting provider then it's a given that you either use a decent DNS service or set up your own. If you're just a consumer trying to get decent DNS service, then use your domain registrar's or sign up for HE like you've said. Sorry to hear about CloudFlare, I guess I won't be recommending them anymore.

  • @toratekdotnet Thank you for the recomendation. Maybe I will try CloudFlare again next month, I will try to see how HE work this month.

    Last year I also go with DNSMadeEasy, and never noticed any downtime. Maybe will try them again for another domain. :)

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  • MaouniqueMaounique Member
    edited August 2012

    @ErawanArifNugroho said: and they also went offline yesterday.

    Ppl get scared when Erawan comes close with his torture "tests". Or the servers simply faint or play dead. Better than be killed for real :P M

    top - 22:32:38 up 906 days, 2:58, 1 user, load average: 3.94, 5.13, 8.38

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  • I have some domains at CloudFlare too, but none of them went offline since weeks..?!

    Got divided by zero. Three times. What a ride.

  • Told you, they only play dead for Erawan :P M

    top - 22:32:38 up 906 days, 2:58, 1 user, load average: 3.94, 5.13, 8.38

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  • @Maounique said: Ppl get scared when Erawan comes close with his torture "tests". Or the servers simply faint or play dead. Better than be killed for real :P

    LOLLLLLLL

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  • +1 for PointHQ

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  • extns.net, I use them, DNS Failover, Easy DNS(Interface isn't the best, but it works, so who cares).

    And best of all it's FREE!

  • @AsadHaider - It looks like my invitation for free beta test was removed from Offers but if you want to give a try our new DNS service is already available link

  • RandyRandy Disabled
    edited August 2012

    Erawan is a abuser;-)

  • DNS Resolver could be abused by me to?? LOL

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  • RandyRandy Disabled

    VPS Abuser

  • lol

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  • RandyRandy Disabled
    edited August 2012

    --Your abuse is not powerful to take your own server offline or atleast the node

  • lol... do you want me to abuse your windows? :P I won't do that, except requested

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  • WintereiseWintereise Member
    edited August 2012

    I see no point to be paying for DNS hosting when so many free providers do it so well, but that's just me.

    With CF, I have no query/month or no other limits, so I don't even see why I'd want to consider anyone else. Oh btw, no domain limits either. The inconsistency report is inaccurate for me too, see this:

    
    Ping statistics for 173.245.58.138:
        Packets: Sent = 100, Received = 100, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
    Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
        Minimum = 6ms, Maximum = 6ms, Average = 6ms
    
    

    That is pam.ns.cf.com

    ┐( ̄ー ̄)┌

    -- BOFH

  • We decided to not provide the free option for our services - our fees are as low as possible and all the money is invested in infrastructure and developing additional functionality. I know that offering free service is a good way to build customer database which in the future can migrate to paid service but in my opinion it's the wrong way of thinking. It can increase the abuse rate and hit other customers.

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