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Cheap/Free nameserver service?

Hello!

I have some domains registered from different registrars and I'd like to manage them using common nameservers. I used to use RAGE4 (rage4.com) that was provided for free due to their partnership with Prometeus/IperWeb. I then moved to 0ns, a free service provided for whoever had a server with Prometeus, and it worked great until I canceled the server.

So now I'm using a grand total of four different control panels to manage my domains, one slower than the other (OVH, Gandi, Mrdomain, ...), and I'm looking for alternatives.

My needs are modest, less than 10-15 records per zone and probably less than one million requests per year, but most of the services i found don't permit low TTLs (for dyn domains) or limit the number of entries. Anycast would be a really nice option.

So far i tried FreeDNS by he.net but apparently i can't add my personal domain for "abuse" reasons, freedns.afraid.org has a minimum of 1 hour as TTL (not properly suited for my home connection dyn dns) and CloudFlare... meh.

Can somebody suggest me something i could use? I may consider paid services if they are worth it.

Thanks!

(i hope this is the right place)

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  • What's wrong with a CloudFlare DNS? I've had 100% uptime on their nameservers since I started with them.

    Plus, they have an easy-to-use API and low TTLs, per your request.

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  • MikeAMikeA Member, Provider

    I use CloudFlare to manage DNS on all of my domains, never had any issues with it.

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  • edfoxedfox Member

    Is it possible to use CloudFlare without having any traffic (except DNS) routed through their network? (aka, acting only as a DNS)
    Last time I had some issues because the magic control panel kept enabling options I didn't want.

  • hzrhzr Member, Moderator
    edited July 2017

    edfox said: Is it possible to use CloudFlare without having any traffic (except DNS) routed through their network? (aka, acting only as a DNS) Last time I had some issues because the magic control panel kept enabling options I didn't want.

    I use cf dnsonly - https://www.cloudflare.com/dns/dns-firewall/ for some stuff. There is no web involved.

  • MikeAMikeA Member, Provider

    @edfox said:
    Is it possible to use CloudFlare without having any traffic (except DNS) routed through their network? (aka, acting only as a DNS)
    Last time I had some issues because the magic control panel kept enabling options I didn't want.

    Just don't enable CDN for the entry. I never use the CDN.

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  • https://dns.he.net/ works for me

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  • edfoxedfox Member

    @crashdump said:
    https://dns.he.net/ works for me

    It'd work for me too if they allowed numeric domains. (e.g. 1234.com, 817.net)

  • WSSWSS Member

    I just use NSD. I have it spread across a couple providers.

  • edfoxedfox Member

    @WSS said:
    I just use NSD. I have it spread across a couple providers.

    You mean installing the software and setting my own dns server up?

  • qtwrkqtwrk Member

    one more for CF, just don't enable that orange cloud

    also I had used namecheap's freeDNS before I got on CF.

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  • WSSWSS Member

    @edfox said:

    @WSS said:
    I just use NSD. I have it spread across a couple providers.

    You mean installing the software and setting my own dns server up?

    Yup. It really isn't all that difficult to deal with. I assume you have a couple different VPS you could do so on.

  • qtwrkqtwrk Member

    @WSS said:

    @edfox said:

    @WSS said:
    I just use NSD. I have it spread across a couple providers.

    You mean installing the software and setting my own dns server up?

    Yup. It really isn't all that difficult to deal with. I assume you have a couple different VPS you could do so on.

    but that also means one more server to maintain ...

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  • edfoxedfox Member

    @WSS said:
    Yup. It really isn't all that difficult to deal with. I assume you have a couple different VPS you could do so on.

    Yeah i have four VPS but sadly only one has an actual IPv4 where i can bind a DNS service.
    I just found that 1984 provides free dns, the fact that they provide DNSSEC and are a privacy-oriented host makes it really attractive to me.

  • WSSWSS Member

    @qtwrk said:

    @WSS said:

    @edfox said:

    @WSS said:
    I just use NSD. I have it spread across a couple providers.

    You mean installing the software and setting my own dns server up?

    Yup. It really isn't all that difficult to deal with. I assume you have a couple different VPS you could do so on.

    but that also means one more server to maintain ...

    Uh.. a namesever hasn't changed much in the last 20 years. About 64MB(+) RAM and a couple low ports open.

  • WSSWSS Member

    @edfox said:
    I just found that 1984 provides free dns, the fact that they provide DNSSEC and are a privacy-oriented host makes it really attractive to me.

    Never dealt with them. Having DNSSEC is a good idea, since the entire protocol is really broken. Setup your own slaves if possible- because you're going to want SOME backup.

  • edfoxedfox Member

    @WSS said:
    Never dealt with them. Having DNSSEC is a good idea, since the entire protocol is really broken. Setup your own slaves if possible- because you're going to want SOME backup.

    Is setting up slaves made more difficult by DNSSEC?

  • WSSWSS Member

    Depends on how much of a PITA it is to get them to talk to your primary nameservers. With nsd, it takes an extra few seconds.

  • WSSWSS Member

    Also, obligatory: HOLY FUCK A TALKING DOG!

  • qtwrkqtwrk Member

    @edfox said:

    @WSS said:
    Yup. It really isn't all that difficult to deal with. I assume you have a couple different VPS you could do so on.

    Yeah i have four VPS but sadly only one has an actual IPv4 where i can bind a DNS service.
    I just found that 1984 provides free dns, the fact that they provide DNSSEC and are a privacy-oriented host makes it really attractive to me.

    I remembered CF also provide DNSSEC , what exactly does it mean by "privacy-oriented host" ?

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  • edfoxedfox Member
    edited July 2017

    @WSS said:
    Also, obligatory: HOLY FUCK A TALKING DOG!

    Get your facts straight. I'm a fox!

    @qtwrk said:
    I remembered CF also provide DNSSEC , what exactly does it mean by "privacy-oriented host" ?

    From https://www.1984hosting.com/about/

    We state that 1984 as a company and its officers will always go the extra mile to protect our customers' civil rights, including the freedom of expression, the freedom of the press, the right to anonymity and privacy.

  • WSSWSS Member

    @edfox said:

    @WSS said:
    Also, obligatory: HOLY FUCK A TALKING DOG!

    Get your facts straight. I'm a fox!

    Wait- so you smell-worse?

    Good luck with your DNS. If you've EVER dealt with bind, nsd will be a walk in the park.

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  • nqservicesnqservices Member
    edited July 2017

    Check cloudns.net

    They have both free and also cheap dns services.

  • edfoxedfox Member
    edited July 2017

    @WSS said:

    @edfox said:
    Get your facts straight. I'm a fox!

    Wait- so you smell-worse?

    N-no. I just have a fluffier tail that's easier to play with and bite.
    And doggos are stupid. I'm not stupid!

    Good luck with your DNS. If you've EVER dealt with bind, nsd will be a walk in the park.

    I love bind. Every time I have to insert a record via an overengineered html5-jquery-bootstrap interface my heart hurts

  • WSSWSS Member

    nsd is bind, but better.

  • edfoxedfox Member
    edited July 2017

    @WSS said:
    nsd is bind, but better.

    Murr.

  • WSSWSS Member

    Don't do that shit here.

  • Baahhh

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  • hzrhzr Member, Moderator
    edited July 2017

    edfox said: Murr.

    yiff yiff

    namecheap has a free dns service, maybe nsone or google cloud ns (free credit for a year)

  • WSSWSS Member

    @hzr said:
    yiff yiff

    Goddammit don't do that shit here.

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  • Furry invasion!!!!

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  • WSSWSS Member

    @thagoat said:
    Furry invasion!!!!

    welp i know i'm never getting laid

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  • @WSS said:
    welp i know i'm never getting laid

    Yikes. Maybe this will help.

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  • WSSWSS Member

    Yeah. No.

  • I have a lot of fucking domain, with ton of subdomain. Using cloud flare makes it very easy to manage them.

  • hzrhzr Member, Moderator

    yokowasis said: I have a lot of fucking domain, with ton of subdomain. Using cloud flare makes it very easy to manage them.

    Please don't use bad word, there are kids here

  • WSSWSS Member

    yiff yiff yarf spooge!

  • eloftyelofty Member

    zonomi.com $5 per year per 5 domains

  • I use 1984.is for some domains.

  • edfoxedfox Member

    @WSS said:
    yiff yiff yarf spooge!

    Don't do that shit here.

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  • hzrhzr Member, Moderator

    WSS said: welp i know i'm never getting laid

    i can tell you for 100% certain that being a furry and getting laid is the easiest possible thing on earth

  • WebProjectWebProject Member, Provider

    doghouch said: What's wrong with a CloudFlare DNS? I've had 100% uptime on their nameservers since I started with them.

    how difficult to maintain 100% uptime, unless you completely useless at managing server? I havents seen any DNS services less than 100%

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  • edfoxedfox Member

    @hzr said:
    i can tell you for 100% certain that being a furry and getting laid is the easiest possible thing on earth

    *getting laid with ugly people with shit personality and mental illness that could possibly carry STDs due to their fucked up fetishes

  • hzrhzr Member, Moderator
    edited July 2017

    edfox said: *getting laid with ugly people with shit personality and mental illness that could possibly carry STDs due to their fucked up fetishes

    hence why i'm on prep. and I am clinically diagnosed autistic.

    PS: I'd recommend dnsmadeeasy if you can do $29/yr

  • edfoxedfox Member
    edited July 2017

    1984's FreeDNS doesn't support SPF domains.

    CloudDNS doesn't let you change the TTL

    dns.he.net doesn't let me add my domain for abuse stuff

    GeoScaling looks flimsy as fuck

    Cloud.net doesn't let me add domain ("I'm sorry, there's an error on our part!")

    I can't even remember what was wrong about NameCheap

    Welp, gonna try dnsmanager.io now

    EDIT: dnsmanager doesn't support SPF

    (I miss Rage4 ;_;)

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  • sinsin Member
    edited July 2017

    edfox said: Is it possible to use CloudFlare without having any traffic (except DNS) routed through their network? (aka, acting only as a DNS)

    Yes, just click on the cloud so it turns gray which will turn off all the cloudflare stuff and only use their DNS. I have over a hundred domains using Cloudflare's free DNS and it's the best free dns service I have ever used (not to mention the fastest).

  • joerijoeri Member, Host Rep, LIR

    Try our DNS hostio dnsmanager.io

  • yokowasisyokowasis Member
    edited July 2017

    @hzr said:

    yokowasis said: I have a lot of fucking domain, with ton of subdomain. Using cloud flare makes it very easy to manage them.

    Please don't use bad word, there are kids here

    Taken from forum rules

    @jarland said:

    LET is R-Rated

    We've already used the word "dick" and made a fork joke (nyuck, nyuck) so obviously this isn't Nickelodeon. However, we're not X-rated so please no full frontal tentacle hentai animated gifs, etc.

    And I vote for Cloudflare. Just use it. It's free, it's fast. Comes with great free feature.

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