You run the primary DNS server
We provide the secondaries

  • Backup / Redundancy
    The most obvious reason for having secondary DNS servers is redundancy. If one DNS server goes off-line because of maintenance or some disaster, the other servers will continue serving requests for your domain names.
  • Off-site
    Having secondary DNS servers off-site provides even better protection, since 2 servers on the same power-outlet or network connection could easily be affected by the same disaster (power failure, network outage, flooding, etc.).
  • Geographically separate locations
    We provide you with two secondary DNS servers - one in Frankfurt, Germany and another in Los Angeles, CA, USA.
  • IPv6
    We fully support IPv6. So any domain names that you host with us can also be resolved over IPv6 - even if your primary DNS server does not have an IPv6 connection. Note: We already see a LOT of DNS requests over IPv6 - also for web-sites etc. hosted on IPv4 addresses.
  • Web-interface
    It is extremely easy to add and change domain names through our web-interface. Any changes you make take effect immediately - so don't be surprised to see zone transfer requests from our servers at the same instance you hit the Update button on our site. You can also "force" updates at any time through the web-interface.
  • Statistics
    We provide statistics on the number of DNS requests that we have processed for each of your domain names (per day / month) through the web-interface.
  • Full control
    Using this service, you will still have full control over your domain names on your primary DNS server. Any changes or updates you make (on your primary server) are automatically and instantly transferred to our (secondary) servers through standard zone transfers.
  • Run your primary DNS server on any connection
    You can easily run your own primary DNS server (for example with Simple DNS Plus) on any type of Internet connection (very little bandwidth is required for DNS).
    Even if your IP address changes once in a while, you can still do this (optionally using a "Hidden primary" setup - see below), because our servers will continue serving your domain names (for a period specified in the SOA-record "expire" setting) - giving you plenty of time to go into our web-interface and update the IP address.
  • Hidden primary (optional)
    If you wish, you don't need to list your own (primary) DNS server in the domain name registration. You can simply list our DNS servers only. You still control the DNS records etc. on your primary server, but all the DNS requests will hit our servers only.
  • ALIAS-records (auto resolved alias)
    If your (primary) DNS server runs Simple DNS Plus, you can use the unique ALIAS-record feature.
    Note: This only works when both primary and secondary servers are Simple DNS Plus (we run Simple DNS Plus).
  • DNSSEC
    Our DNS servers support DNSSEC, so any zone that you have DNSSEC signed will be served correctly when we receive DNSSEC enabled requests.
  • Works with any primary DNS server
    To use this service, you need to be running a primary DNS server supporting standard DNS zone transfers. This can be practically any DNS server brand (Simple DNS Plus, BIND, Microsoft DNS server, etc.) running on any operating system.
    Note: The ALIAS-record feature mentioned above is the only thing that requires Simple DNS Plus as the primary.

 

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