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    List of free DNS services

    28th October 2006

    Information taken from: freedom.org.ru

    1. www.zoneedit.com; 5 names; A, MX, NS; mail forwarding, web forwarding
    2. www.everydns.net; 20 names; A, MX, NS; web forwarding, dynamic domains
    3. www.dnspark.com; 3 names; A, MX, NS; web forwarding, mail forwarding, backup MX
    4. www.domain-dns.com; unlimited names; A, MX; web forwarding, paid mail forwarding
    5. www.xname.org; no limit; A, MX, NS (I keep several domains there; quite good as for a free service)
    6. primaryns.kiev.ua (UA-IX only); unlimited names; A, MX, NS; primary only
    7. secondary.net.ua; unlimited names; secondary only
    8. ns2.trifle.net; unlimited names; secondary only
    9. FreeDNS.ws (suggested in comments; looks promising – I now have one domain there)
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    8 Responses to “List of free DNS services”

    1. XName.org down: largest DDoS they ever had » Autarchy of the Private Cave Says:

      [...] Final update: See the List of free DNS services. I’m staying with xname, though did add a couple of secondaries for better fault protection. [...]

    2. XName.org down: largest DDoS they ever had » Autarchy of the Private Cave Says:

      [...] update 4: See the List of free DNS services. I’m staying with xname, though did add a couple of secondaries for better fault protection. [...]

    3. Xname is down again » Autarchy of the Private Cave Says:

      [...] XName is down again [...]

    4. Torsten Says:

      I run a DNS service too at http://www.gratisdns.de.
      I think a reason, why xname.org was attacked often is, that it’s a completely free service.
      Attackers seem to host their SPAM sites there and are not happy, if their sites will be removed.
      I personally tried to solve this general problem by forcing my users to make a donation, if
      they want to stay for a longer time on my servers. For this reason i only have a small number
      of complaints regarding my users.
      So my service is working as a “Shareware” DNS service.

      My general recommendation for all affected users is to have at least 1 reliable secondary DNS at another location/provider.

      (Regarding granitecanyon: The site doesn’t work since some years !!)
      Torsten

    5. Bogdan Says:

      Thanks for commenting! I find 1 EUR/year for a single domain NS a very good proposal.
      I edited your comment to fix the link…
      Also, I added a note to granitecanyon on its last updated date.

    6. Free Dns Says:

      New service – http://www.freedns.ws … I like it! :)

    7. Bogdan Says:

      wow, it’s hosted by hosting.ua :)

      I strongly suspect that freedns.ws is going to become non-free quite soon… but still, added to the list.

    8. Anonymous Says:

      Another similar list: http://www.snarked.org/dns .

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