DNS Testing Tools

DNS Testing Tools

Perfect research! Blog Stéphane Bortzmeyer: On-line tools to test your DNS setup

There is even a paid tool to Monitor your DNS records

DNS Benchmark and misc tools: http://www.grc.com/dns/dns.htm

http://mydnstools.info/ » DNS, network, IP and domain tools http://askchief.blogspot.com/2008/01/dnsstuffcom-alternative-10-free-sites.html » Technology Beyond Infinity: DNSstuff.com Alternative : 10 Free Sites http://dnscheck.iis.se/ http://www.webdnstools.com/dnstools/chk-domain


List of Free DNS Host » Authority Sites Directory Blog http://www.servermom.org/free-dns-hosting/1036/

dnscheck - Google Search - https://www.google.rs/search?q=dnscheck&oq=dnscheck&aqs=chrome..69i57j0l5.2154j0j7&sourceid=chrome&es_sm=122&ie=UTF-8 Global DNS Propagation Checker - What’s My DNS? - https://www.whatsmydns.net/#A/www.savioko.com DNSCheck -

www.dnscolos.com/dnsreport.php - http://www.dnscolos.com/dnsreport.php GRC | DNS Nameserver Spoofability Test - https://www.grc.com/dns/dns.htm Technology Beyond Infinity: DNSstuff.com Alternative : 10 Free Sites - http://askchief.blogspot.com/2008/01/dnsstuffcom-alternative-10-free-sites.html Technology Beyond Infinity: DNSstuff - http://askchief.blogspot.com/search/label/DNSstuff Domain Check Results - http://www.webdnstools.com/dnstools/check-domain-results Authority Sites Blog | List of Free DNS Host - http://www.autho-rity.info/list-of-free-dns-host/

DNS Record Viewer - A, AAAA, CNAME, MX, NS, PTR, SOA, SRV, TXT

Don’t forget about Cloudflare which is global and both free.

www.dnscolos.com/dnsreport.php - http://www.dnscolos.com/dnsreport.php

Test DNS performance

namebench - Open-source DNS Benchmark Utility - Google Project Hosting Windows: GRC’s | DNS Nameserver Performance Benchmark

apt-get install namebench
namebench <DNSSERVER>

Hurricane Electric Hosted DNS is still among the fastest ones.

10 Best Free DNS Hosting Providers

DNS server speed (DNS Lookup)

I was measuring this on WPT site (webpagetest.org):

1and1.com (smestajkoviljaca.com): 84 ms (Prague), X ms (Frankfurt) dns.he.net (ganzohr.ch): 60 ms (Prague), 56 ms (Frankfurt)

So usually it’s ok.

The point is - everything is in caching.

DNS Speeds Debunked - blog.easydns.org What Is A TTL or Time To Live & What To Do With It - Dyn Blog

How to speed up DNS resolution:

  • Use a DNS service that uses Anycast for their servers
  • Make sure the DNS provider has servers distributed globally (and that perform well)
  • Try to avoid long CNAME chains (try to avoid them at all if possible)
  • Use a long Time To Live (TTL) on your records so they can be cached by the ISPs and users

DNS Propagation Check

DNS Checker - Worldwide DNS Propagation Checker Global DNS Propagation Checker - What’s My DNS? Global DNS Checker – Nexcess

What Is DNS Cache and How to Flush It - KeyCDN Support

date 17. Jul 2018 | modified 29. Dec 2023
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