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Can we use free DNS? Free DNS vs. Premium

If you are searching already free DNS, you know what DNS is and for what it serves. The DNS will resolve your domain name. If you have more DNS servers and they are spread around the world, this process will be faster, and it will reduce the load. It will even add an extra level of protection, imagine if one of the servers is down, the users can still find your domain using the rest of the DNS servers.

Free DNS

Different companies offer such a Free DNS plan like us from ClouDNS.net. With this plan, you can manage your DNS. It has many of the features of a professional DNS plan. You can use up to 4 DNS servers and 1 DNS zone. You will have one mail forward. This plan is popular among people who need Dynamic DNS for their connected devices like CCTV cameras and other security measurements. It is used for personal blogs or parked domains.

It also supports web redirect. Using this plan, the user can use all kinds of DNS records, including A, AAAA, MX, TXT and more. Something that is rarely found is such Free DNS plans is that we provide unlimited DNS queries. This can be a big plus.
It is a good plan for starters, who wants to learn using DNS. People who want to experiment and get how does the DNS work. It can be useful for small blog sites that still don’t get too much traffic. This kind of plans can’t offer the uptime of the Premium DNS plans so users of it, can experience occasional downtime and they are more vulnerable to DNS attacks.

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Premium DNS

Premium DNS plans have more of everything. They can use far more DNS servers and DNS zones. They can manage the traffic better. By using such a plan, you can see improvement in the loading speed, the security, better uptime and even better SEO.
This kind of plans are for every website, that is more than just a personal blog with few monthly visitors. Every company that can’t afford to have downtime should choose a professional plan.

Premium DNS vs. Free DNS

• Better uptime – Our premium DNS plans offer up to 33 Anycast locations, up to 8 DNS name servers. You can also enjoy DDoS protection for maximum, SLA guaranteed, uptime. In case of a downtime, for each minute, we will extend your account with 10!

• More advanced features – Many more DNS zones and DNS records, unlimited queries, and many more mail forwards, DNSSEC, Reverse DNS zones, and more. Don’t forget DNS Failover and Monitoring checks.

• More DNS servers – Up to 8, depending on your plan. And up to 4 DDoS protected ones. They are strategically located around the world.

• Anycast DNS for better load balancing – Anycast is far superior technology in comparison with the older Unicast protocol. It manages queries a lot more efficiently. It provides the best route for each query to reduce latency.

• DDoS protection for extra security – DDoS attacks have been widespread for a while. They can completely cripple your network. ClouDNS offers 4 DDoS protected servers that can resist even heavy traffic.

• More DNS Zones – The free DNS plan that we offer has just 1 DNS zone that you can manage. The premium plans offer up to 1000!

• Secondary DNS zones – You can use our Secondary DNS zones if you already have the master elsewhere. It is easy to set up, and it doesn’t take a long time. With Secondary DNS zones, you can improve the redundancy.

• More Mail Forwards – The free DNS plan has 1, but the premium plans have up to 1000.

• Real-time statistic – While the free plan provides statistics, it only on a daily, monthly, or yearly basis. If you want advances real-time statistic that updates hourly check the premium plans.


There are plenty of reasons to choose a Premium DNS over a Free DNS plan. Think about your needs, how much traffic are you expecting and how important is the uptime for your business. If you are not sure, you can start with a Free DNS or a cheap plan and slowly upgrade with the time. You can check our plans HERE.
The sales team of ClouDNS will always be there for you, to answer any doubt you have at sales@cloudns.net.

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