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Domain Registrar with AnyCast DNS ?

Mahfuz_SS_EHLMahfuz_SS_EHL Member, Host Rep

Hello,

Do you know any Domain Registrar providing AnyCast DNS with their Domain ?? If not free, then any paid option for that.

Also, without DNS Registrar, any affordable AnyCast DNS Service Provider ??

Regards.

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  • sgheghelesgheghele Member
    edited April 2021

    Cloudflare does all of this, for free (domains sold at cost).

    Most DNS services provide Anycast DNS. Route53, NS1, DNSMadeEasy, Cloudns, Rage4...Define cheap, though? How many domains?

    EntryDNS has Anycast DNS, is reasonably good, and cheap (10$ registration fee, $10/year for some extra features).

    Edit: Vultr has free Anycast DNS

    Thanked by 1o_be_one
  • Even HE's free DNS is anycast these days.

    Thanked by 2o_be_one JasonM
  • joyrjoyr Member

    Most providers nowadays use Anycast for DNS performance and DDoS mitigation.

    Some good (and cheap) ones I use:

    https://cloudflare.com (Cloudflare Free)

    https://noc.org (only $1 per month)

    AWS Route 53 (pay per use). But performance not as good as the other 2.

    Thanked by 1sgheghele
  • Also you may take a look on OctoDNS for example, so you can use multiple free DNS providers (CloudFlare + DigitalOcean for example). OctoDNS will sync zones together, your domain has to be set to have multiple NS servers from different providers.
    iirc OctoDNS was made by Netflix to prevent any future issue like the one we had with dyndns being flooded in the past. There is another project i don't recall the name made by a big company also, open source, developped in NodeJS or something like that ; i recall about something like "fire" in the name.

    @sgheghele said: Edit: Vultr has free Anycast DNS

    Reminds my DigitalOcean as well provides free DNS, not sure if it's anycast

    Thanked by 1m4nu
  • @joyr said:

    https://noc.org (only $1 per month)

    $1/domain/month and GeoDNS included? That’s indeed a nice alternative to Route53. Thanks for mentioning, I wasn’t aware of it.

  • tetechtetech Member

    @sgheghele said:

    @joyr said:

    https://noc.org (only $1 per month)

    $1/domain/month and GeoDNS included? That’s indeed a nice alternative to Route53. Thanks for mentioning, I wasn’t aware of it.

    I noticed their achievements include:

    Sr Executives at GoDaddy -  Security Product Group (Daniel and Tony)
    

    which isn't exactly alluring, but I guess everyone makes mistakes.

  • lpnlpn Member

    @sgheghele said:

    @joyr said:

    https://noc.org (only $1 per month)

    $1/domain/month and GeoDNS included? That’s indeed a nice alternative to Route53. Thanks for mentioning, I wasn’t aware of it.

    However you need to pay $1 for each subdomain too.

  • jcarlo9jcarlo9 Barred

    I think @Cloudcone has AnycastDNS

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  • @lpn said:

    @sgheghele said:

    @joyr said:

    https://noc.org (only $1 per month)

    $1/domain/month and GeoDNS included? That’s indeed a nice alternative to Route53. Thanks for mentioning, I wasn’t aware of it.

    However you need to pay $1 for each subdomain too.

    I saw that, I guess for monitoring/healthchecks/GeoDNS but not for the hosted zone itself. I hope?

  • Google Domains has it too.

  • OhJohnOhJohn Member
    edited May 2021

    I'd recommend ClouDNS, DNSMADEEASY, DNSimple, maybe also Rage4 or RCodeZero. So I also recommend on using a DNS provider different then your domain registrar.

    But this is as a see cloudflare as too big to use them.

  • Mahfuz_SS_EHLMahfuz_SS_EHL Member, Host Rep

    @ehhthing said:
    Google Domains has it too.

    Where did you see it ?? Any reference ?

  • @Mahfuz_SS_EHL said:

    @ehhthing said:
    Google Domains has it too.

    Where did you see it ?? Any reference ?

    You can check the MTRs here and see that its going to different DCs:

    http://ping.pe/ns-cloud-b1.googledomains.com

  • Did not get any alternative to cloudflare.com. I am also want to know for a good one or cloudflare alternative.

  • tetechtetech Member

    @Ferdous_HOSTYAP said:
    Did not get any alternative to cloudflare.com. I am also want to know for a good one or cloudflare alternative.

    You have permission to read the previous posts in this thread.

    Thanked by 1OhJohn
  • @tetech said:

    @Ferdous_HOSTYAP said:
    Did not get any alternative to cloudflare.com. I am also want to know for a good one or cloudflare alternative.

    You have permission to read the previous posts in this thread.

    They just want to get to the minimum number of posts to get the provider tag.

    Thanked by 1tetech
  • OhJohnOhJohn Member

    @stevewatson301 said: They just want to get to the minimum number of posts to get the provider tag.

    Ah, no. I'm not a provider and won't be and I don't need more posts but I do think that I answered your question above:

    @OhJohn said: I'd recommend ClouDNS, DNSMADEEASY, DNSimple, maybe also Rage4 or RCodeZero. So I also recommend on using a DNS provider different then your domain registrar.

    But this is as a see cloudflare as too big to use them.

  • @tetech said:

    @Ferdous_HOSTYAP said:
    Did not get any alternative to cloudflare.com. I am also want to know for a good one or cloudflare alternative.

    You have permission to read the previous posts in this thread.

    I did even use noc.org but in my opinion Cloudflare is far advance. like cPanel.

  • @stevewatson301 said:

    @tetech said:

    @Ferdous_HOSTYAP said:
    Did not get any alternative to cloudflare.com. I am also want to know for a good one or cloudflare alternative.

    You have permission to read the previous posts in this thread.

    They just want to get to the minimum number of posts to get the provider tag.

    Mate, this is a platform to share a thought, discuss and find a solution. Business is the 2nd part. Never judge a book by its cover. Hope you will not get hurt by my comment. I am here to discuss. From the previous comment, I opened an account in noc.org but in my opinion, Cloudflare is far advance. like cPanel and moving like that.

  • Mahfuz_SS_EHLMahfuz_SS_EHL Member, Host Rep

    @ehhthing said:

    @Mahfuz_SS_EHL said:

    @ehhthing said:
    Google Domains has it too.

    Where did you see it ?? Any reference ?

    You can check the MTRs here and see that its going to different DCs:

    http://ping.pe/ns-cloud-b1.googledomains.com

    That's interesting. I found Vultr's DNS to be AnyCast too by this method. I have a few domains on Google Domains but never knew Google provides AnyCast.

  • joyrjoyr Member

    @lpn said:

    @sgheghele said:

    @joyr said:

    https://noc.org (only $1 per month)

    $1/domain/month and GeoDNS included? That’s indeed a nice alternative to Route53. Thanks for mentioning, I wasn’t aware of it.

    However you need to pay $1 for each subdomain too.

    I am using them for a couple domains and I only pay $1 per domain ( not per sub domain). So far, cant complain.

  • lpnlpn Member

    @joyr said:

    @lpn said:

    @sgheghele said:

    @joyr said:

    https://noc.org (only $1 per month)

    $1/domain/month and GeoDNS included? That’s indeed a nice alternative to Route53. Thanks for mentioning, I wasn’t aware of it.

    However you need to pay $1 for each subdomain too.

    I am using them for a couple domains and I only pay $1 per domain ( not per sub domain). So far, cant complain.

    It says on their FAQ "For example, if you have a domain.com and sub.domain.com we would charge you $1 for each", but I can't confirm as I am not using them. Perhaps they are not enforcing per-domain charge or it is new.

  • risharderisharde Member, Host Rep
    edited December 2021

    Edit: I think after some research I understand this better

  • @risharde said:
    Hi guys, sorry to resurrect an oldish thread but I'm a little confused and I'm trying to be properly educated since I'm working on a DNS project which is already in beta. Anyways, the question is based on this resource from cloudflare regarding Anycast DNS: https://www.cloudflare.com/learning/dns/what-is-anycast-dns/

    The diagrams seems to show that the client will receive a specific record that will (in theory?) be the best server for the client (maybe location etc). This seems wrong to me - shouldn't Anycast really be the nameserver for the query (so that the actual DNS query is faster?)

    The reason I'm asking this is because there's also the term GeoDNS which I thought was that the nameserver would do the geolocation and return (in theory) the closest or optimal server to the client.

    I'm tagging known providers who offer anycast who can chime in since they have experience here. I think @Francisco is the only one I know offering anycast so some clarification would be nice since if it's different from my definition of GeoDNS (which could also be wrong). I might end up being his customer.

    Anycast is at the level of the individual IP address and its global routing; it's not directly related to DNS. With Anycast, you have MULTIPLE servers all over the world that all have been assigned the SAME IP address. When a person tries to contact that IP address, the upstream network providers are going to route the connection to the nearest version of that address. So when I connect to 1.1.1.1 I might be routed to a server in Colorado, while someone in France who connects to 1.1.1.1 will probably be connected to a server in France.

    GeoDNS accomplishes a similar purpose, but only for DNS, and it still involves referring the DNS query to DIFFERENT IP addresses for different parts of the world, rather than multiple versions of the same IP address existing in multiple places at the same time.

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  • risharderisharde Member, Host Rep

    Thanks @DogbertPrime I just read a resource that explained it as well, thanks also for this simplified explanation, really appreciate it!

  • Cloudflare, Godaddy, Google, Namecheap (premiumdns)

  • sandozsandoz Member
    edited December 2021

    Please don't mention GoDaddy that's a Shady company, should be banned from here..

    https://easydns.com/ < your best option, also is where TPB register they domain .org, very good provider, not cheapest in the market domain registar, but does it well.

    https://easydns.com/dns/ < free AnyCast DNS with domain

  • pbxpbx Member
    edited December 2021

    @sgheghele said: Vultr has free Anycast DNS

    This is a good option if you want to register your domain using any registrar and have Anycast DNS without using CF.

    @sandoz said: https://easydns.com/dns/ < free AnyCast DNS with domain

    Really good registrar choice, but I dont think that the DNS servers of the free plan are anycasted: I have one domain using it, DNS IPs link each to a specific server/place.

    It hasn't been added to the list yet, but https://njal.la while not being a registrar, offers anycast DNS for domains registered through them (didn't try to see how it performs though).

  • @o_be_one said: OctoDNS

    Really cool stuff. Using free anycast DNS from several providers is probably the way to go to avoid a single point of failure. With CF + Vultr, the setup should perform great and be pretty solid, while being free.

    Thanked by 2JasonM o_be_one
  • sandozsandoz Member
    edited December 2021

    You also have another alternative, of course if you want something good, you need to pay for it, but they also offer free plan

    https://www.cloudns.net/premium/ (and yes they also register domains) most of their servers are around Europe, Germany specially (in the past).

    @sandoz said: https://easydns.com/dns/ < free AnyCast DNS with domain

    Really good registrar choice, but I dont think that the DNS servers of the free plan are anycasted: I have one domain using it, DNS IPs link each to a specific server/place.

    It hasn't been added to the list yet, but https://njal.la while not being a registrar, offers anycast DNS for domains registered through them (didn't try to see how it performs though).

    EasyDNS still a good option, very good domain provider. Also they are from Canada and they support "freedom of speech"

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