You don’t want to run your own DNS servers? Never fear! There are some great options for free DNS providers. Below in alphabetical order areĀ of some of the free DNS providers that I have used, or currently still do.

1984

  • 4 DNS servers in Europe
  • Available on IPv4 only.

ClouDNS

  • 4 DNS Servers
  • Available on IPv4 and IPv6.
  • 3 DNS zones & unlimited records

DNSManager

  • 3 DNS servers in Europe.
  • Available on IPv4 and IPv6.

Hurricane Electric

  • 5 DNS servers that are anycast in multiple locations USA, Europe, Asia.
  • Available on IPv4 and IPv6.

Namecheap

  • 5 DNS server hostnames which resolve to many IP addresses in USA and Europe.
  • Available on IPv4 only.

NS1

  • 4 DNS server hostnames that are anycast in 18+ locations around the world.
  • Available on IPv4 only.
  • 50 Records & 500k queries included in free account.

System NS

  • 2 DNS server hostnames, 3 IPs in Europe, 2 IPs in North America.
  • Available on IPv4 only.
  • Limit of 5 Domains per account.

Xname

  • 3 DNS servers in France.
  • Available on IPv4 and IPv6 (on one server).

Zoneedit

  • 2 DNS server hostnames in the USA
  • Available on IPv4 only.
  • 1 to 5 free zones available.

I try and keep this list regularly updated, please let me know if you have a suggested update.

If you already run your own DNS server and just want a secondary DNS service, I also have a page listing free Secondary DNS providers.