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

DNS hosting

v=spf1 a mx ip4: -all spf2.0/pra a mx ip4: -all

Promising: yDNS

LuaDNS has 3 domains for free

No-IP FreeDNS Hurricane Electric Hosted DNS DNS Duck DNS

Self-hosted hopper.pw is no more, but they recommend nsupdate.info or zzzz.io

One domain is free: Perhaps the most amazing DNS hosting in the world… ever? Around 10 zones for free: Data Driven DNS

Name Server providers Web Usage Statistics

Top 10 DNS Hosting Provider


Domains / Domain Registrar

About .com pricing: the registrar (Godaddy) pays $8.03 wholesale - $7.85 to registry (Verisign) + $0.18 to ICANN.


And the best ones are!

  • AlpNames is my favorite. Incredibly cheap and 3rd in size in the world. Privacy is not included, but at that price - who cares. Very good and simple interface!

  • West.xyz is huge Chinese registrar - No1 in the world, and some prices are incredible!

  • Internet.bs are inexpensive and have solid reviews. Free private WHOIS. Strange Typical prices - everything is PER year, so it is more expensive as we order more years. Still, for .eu, .de & .com TLDs, they are amongst the cheapest. They are Bulgarians, but company is in Bahamas. Prices per 3yr: .com ($8.93/yr), .eu (€5.05/yr), .de (€5.66/yr)

These below are somehow “classic”:

  • Uniregistry but I never got the some incredible prices. But they have great UI and for .com domains are one of the best.
  • Freenom has even some “free” domains for the first year. EU ( 4.30€ ) and NL ( 3.70€) TLD’s are really cheap, and the same price is for renewal. NL is probably so cheap as this is the Dutch company. Included for free: WHOIS Privacy, DNS and Email Forwarding

  • OVH has some very cheap TLD’s including their own OVH and very interesting UK.

  • Easyname

  • NameSilo I tried everything, but nothing got me great prices for 3yr.

  • 1&1

  • Russian Domain Registration

  • Gandi.net is not bad at all, really because it has incredible number of TLD’s. But the prices are simply too big for my taste..

  • Dynadot.com

  • Namecheap.com

  • Name.com. Whois Privacy: $4.99. Pricing Same thing with pricing: first year is ok, but as we go more, it is more expensive.

  • Domain.com has no free domain privacy. As others, just first year is low price.

  • BigRock has in-the-middle pricing.

Trying to get cheapest domain for 3 years?

Perfect site to compare prices of TLD: TLD List It ranks also by “3 year value score” which is exactly what I need to analyse.

There is also a site with all the statistics Get detailed insights about TLDs where I discovered some huge Chinese companies. On this site, you can see the most popular registrar by TLD and therefore discover the most cheap ones.

Cheapest solutions I could find:

  • svko.science 3yr (AlpNames 0.79/yr = $2.07), DNS hosted @ Digital Ocean (set to 7 days = 604800s) - Maximum DNS TTL - Conrad Askland blog

  • gutschein.science $2.07

  • svko.bid 3yr (West.xyz 0.83/yr = $2.50)

  • svko.work 3yr

Slobodno ($2.07):

nepis.men, istovre.men, povre.men, savre.men, biznis.men, privre.men, dzentl.men, blagovre.men Ima dosta nemačkih kao što je : synony.men (uglavnom samo Number of letters = 9)


obda.ren, uspo.ren, otvo.ren, odob.ren, nada.ren, zatvo.ren, neisk.ren, neume.ren, pokva.ren, preva.ren, razja.ren, rastu.ren, ugovo.ren, dvocif.ren, dogovo.ren, zanema.ren, izneve.ren, nasama.ren, natova.ren, neizmi.ren, neobda.ren, neodme.ren, nesmot.ren, odgovo.ren, pretvo.ren, pritvo.ren, rastvo.ren, uznemi.ren, neiskva.ren, neprime.ren, neprove.ren, preusme.ren, samouve.ren, krivotvo.ren,

German Words Ending in MEN Srpski: Подршка за српски језик (Hunspell, Hyphen,…)

List of Cheapest Domains

How to name a domain

Pricing - NSONE Data Driven DNS Rage4 Networks Limited

DNS Speed Comparison Report - SolveDNS Comparison and Analysis of Managed DNS Providers

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

DigitalOcean as DNS?

  • Has free DNS hosting. But their IP is hosted at CloudFlare? Note it is not the same as CloudFlare normal usage.
  • Have Frankfurt datacenter

Good: TTL can be set to any huge value; supports IPv6 Bad: none so far

DNS hosting is free for all DigitalOcean customers. There’s no requirement to have a running virtual server to use the DNS manager, but you will need to unlock the account first by either adding a credit card or sending a Paypal payment. But there are no charges for DNS management.


DigitalOcean DNS How to Configure DNS on DigitalOcean

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

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