Premium DNS

Make sure your website is safe and always online.

  • Close security gaps
  • Improve site availability
  • Faster performance
  • Powerful features, easy to use
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Manage website performance, reliability and security.

Proper DNS management and security is critical in keeping your website, email and online applications up and running. Premium DNS makes it easy to manage and secure your DNS so your website is always available, performing reliably and safe from hackers who try to reroute your site and steal sensitive customer information. What is DNS and why do I need to manage it?

Premium DNS

Starting at$2.39/month

12 months $2.99

  • Unlimited domains for one low price
  • Secure your DNS with DNSSEC^
  • Always online with Secondary DNS
  • 99.999%† uptime guarantee
  • Plan Features

    • Advanced reporting & log tracking
    • Templates for easy DNS updating
    • Easy-to-use online dashboard
    • Built-in error checking
    • 24/7 direct access to DNS experts
    • Applies to ALL domains in your account

Fast performance, 99.999% uptime guarantee

Join our Premium DNS infrastructure and be confident your visitors can find you fast – no matter where they're located throughout the world – with the Anycast DNS Network. Our world–class network is distributed across North America, Europe and Asia for increased performance and reliability.

Reduce "website not found" errors

You know that "website not found" errors make it look like your site doesn't exist, but did you know that the inability to access a website is related to DNS issues 30% of the time?

Mission-critical Secondary DNS

Power outages and Internet routing problems can take down your primary DNS, making your website unavailable and leaving your visitors high and dry! Premium DNS provides a secondary DNS to deliver your domain name and keep your website accessible.

Close security gaps

All DNS systems worldwide have the same vulnerability – hackers can redirect your visitors to a malicious website or intercept their personal information. Premium DNS uses advanced DNSSEC security to protect your site and your visitors from these kinds of attacks. Learn more about DNS vulnerabilities.

Easy to use for beginners, powerful for experts

You don't have to be a computer whiz to use Premium DNS. Our online dashboard makes it easy to manage and make updates to your DNS. If you're an advanced user, you can drill down with more technical features. You can also get 24/7 access to expert support from certified DNS professionals.

Works with any budget

Only GoDaddy offers the most comprehensive solution on the market at such an affordable price. Check out how we compare.

  • 99.999% uptime guarantee
  • Manage unlimited domains (zones)
  • Unlimited records
  • Secure up to 5 domains with DNSSEC
  • No overage fees
  • Reliable, fast Anycast global network
  • Templates to create, save and reuse zone settings
  • Mission critical secondary DNS with syncing (unlimited domains)
  • Advance logging and reporting
  • Built in error checking

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What is DNS and why do I need to manage it?

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Solve top DNS issues to improve security, reliability and performance.

What good is your website if visitors can't reach it? Premium DNS makes it easy to resolve common issues that prevent people from accessing your site, improving your overall performance, availability and security.

Better security

Problem: Hackers attempt to hijack your site and steal customer data.

Hijacking is a risk with all DNS systems around the world. It's a common way for hackers to steal private information. When a customer types in your Web address, the hacker interrupts the DNS lookup process and sends the user to a fake and malicious site that may look like your website.

Solution: Premium DNS (enabled with DNSSEC) creates an unbreakable "chain of trust" between the visitor's browser and your server, verifying that the visitor is actually arriving at your website.

Problem: Keep all Web exchanges private.

Another way hackers steal credit card numbers and other sensitive information is through "eavesdropping." Hackers sit on the DNS server and "listen in" on messages, logins and passwords as customers access your site.

Solution: By verifying the visitor is at the intended website, Premium DNS shuts eavesdropping down.

Greater reliability

Problem: "Website not found" errors cause you to lose visitors and sales.

It's never good when users get a "website not found" error. At best, they think you're unprofessional; at worst, they think you don't exist.

Solution: Premium DNS makes sure your site is always available by using the Anycast global network, which provides multiple layers of redundancy. Your DNS records are distributed on servers throughout the U.S., Europe and Asia, so if one server should go down, your website will still be online. With unlimited secondary DNS, you always have a failsafe in case of a major outage.

Faster performance

Problem: Visitors experience delays or "time outs" trying to reach your site.

There's a lot riding on the physical distance between your visitors and your server. Customers who live far away may experience a delay in reaching your site or even get a "website not found" error message. The more cable between your server and your customer's computer, the longer it takes for them to reach your site.

Solution: The Premium DNS infrastructure offers improved security and faster resolution than the standard infrastructure. And since your information is distributed across DNS servers around the world, customers connect to the closest server location for a quicker response.

If you want more for less, the choice is clear.

The performance and security of your site is not something you want to skimp on. Thankfully, you don't have to – Premium DNS gives you superior features at a fraction of the price.

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Features
Product Premium DNS Small Business Enterprise Basic SMB 10 Premium Pro
Price $2.99/mo $50.00/mo $49.00/mo $30.00/mo $34.95/mo
Domains (Zones) Unlimited 1 10 10 5
Max records Unlimited Negotiable 250 200 Unlimited
Max queries per month 5,000,000 Negotiable 1,000,000 1,200,000 5,000,000
Overage fees $ $ $ $
Security (DNSSEC)
Secondary DNS $ $
Templates
Advanced reporting
Vanity name server
Web forwarding
Bulk import/export & updates
Bulk updates
Multi-user logins
Groups
24/7 expert phone support $
Information updated August 9, 2013
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We've been providing our customers 99.999% uptime since 2002!

More than 40 million domains trust our DNS infrastructure to make sure their web applications are always available.

Easy management tools

  • Unlimited Domains (Zones): Some providers limit the number of domains you can manage and charge extra to add more. With Premium DNS, you can manage DNS activity for all of your domains (excludes DNSSEC^).
  • Templates: Create templates with common configuration for easy zone updates.
  • Bulk Features: Bulk imports, exports and updates to zones.
  • Groups: Group zones together for organization and apply universal group updates.

Tracking, support and more

  • Unlimited Records: Don't be nickel and dimed with overages. Get unlimited records with Premium DNS. 99.999% SLA guarantee%†
  • Error Checking: You don't have to be a DNS expert. We make it easy to find issues with our error checking features.
  • Reporting: Get advanced traffic and audit reporting.
  • Multi-Users: Enable multiple users and track who changed what.
  • Forwarding: Call forwarding for your website.
  • Expert Support: Highly trained DNS experts available 24/7.

Reliability you can trust

  • 99.999% SLA guarantee%†: We guarantee a 99.999% uptime Service-Level Agreement† on your DNS resolution to insure your web-based systems are always available.
  • Vanity Name Servers: Brand a DNS server to match your business information for WhoIs lookups.
  • DNSSEC: Enable up to 5 DNSSEC domains (additional available) and secure your site with the DNSSEC chain of trust, making sure hackers can't redirect your visitors to a fake and malicious site.
  • Secondary DNS: When your web application is mission-critical, you want a secondary DNS server with syncing.
  • AnyCast Global Network: Get fast, reliable, secure DNS resolution with our Anycast network. This redundant, global approach covers the U.S., Europe and Asia, helps protect against DNS-targeted DDoS attacks and eliminates a single point of failure.
  • Manager: Easily manage all of your domains with full control over record types: NS, MX, A, SRV, TXT, CNAME and more. You can also control time-to-live (TTL) at the record level.
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What is DNS hosting?

DNS hosting, also known as managed DNS, is an advanced DNS service that helps you improve the security, performance, and reliability of your site by letting you control your DNS settings. With this service, you can maintain full control of your websites by administering changes to and settings for all of your domain names.

With DNS services, your domain name's DNS information is distributed to various servers around the world. Your visitors' connectivity time is decreased significantly when they search for your website because the close servers deliver a faster online response.

For more information, see our Premium DNS support page.


Why do I need a DNS service?

DNS hosting makes it easy to control your domain name's DNS settings and maintain a reliable, secure website. Whether you have one domain name or 1,000 domain names, Premium DNS has a feature that will benefit you.

With a DNS service like Premium DNS, slow DNS connectivity and "website not found" errors are significantly decreased. We want to make sure your website visitors find you, which is why our managed DNS service guarantees 99.999% DNS resolution uptime.

Creating a safe and accessible website is important, especially when hackers can intercept your visitors' private data or redirect them to a malicious site. Premium DNS has an advanced DNS security feature called DNSSEC. This feature protects your visitors by securing the DNS during the DNS lookup process so hackers can't change the IP address and reroute them to a fake website.


Why should I choose Premium DNS over other DNS providers?

Premium DNS offers you more for less – it's as simple as that. Not only does our DNS hosting include Standard DNS options, it also includes advanced features for a higher level of support. These advanced features let you personalize and secure unlimited domain names, administer DNS control to multiple users, manage and create new DNS settings with ease, and collect website traffic and DNS error reporting.

Our managed DNS services let you control unlimited domain name zones and records with an intuitive dashboard for fast and easy updates. On top of that, DNSSEC, our advanced DNS security feature, maintains website protection and gives you a peace of mind. All of these features and more cost less than half of what other DNS providers charge!

For more information, see What is Premium DNS?


What if I don't know how to manage my DNS hosting?

Unlike other DNS services, we designed Premium DNS to be simple enough for beginner needs, but powerful enough for advanced users. If you're new to managed DNS, you can make quick and easy DNS updates right from our dashboard. We have features like templates and bulk import/export options that make it easy to update DNS for large or small groups of domain names.

The organization that Premium DNS has to offer was designed with you in mind – it cuts the amount of time you spend configuring your DNS services and gives you the tools to track your traffic success. If you don't want to configure your own DNS and you have an assistant that can help you, then you can assign Account Administrator privileges to them. Account Administrator permissions will give them administrative access to your DNS service.

If you don't have the time to learn how to use the advanced features that Premium DNS has to offer, are confused and need help, or want to get more information about our Premium DNS hosting service, then you can contact our DNS experts and technical support staff available 24/7 for help.

For more information, see Managing Premium DNS Account Administrators.


How will Premium DNS help me maintain a professional online presence?

Premium DNS offers top-of-the-line backup services that ensure your domain name's DNS is stable and safe. We want your online website to be a success, which is why it is important to maintain a consistent online presence that delivers the reliability that your visitors deserve.

With our Secondary DNS hosting feature, you can set up backup servers in case the primary DNS server for your domain name fails. If the primary DNS fails, the Secondary DNS can take over so your visitors' access is unaffected. This feature is perfect for websites that depend on visitor traffic.

You can even create personalized names for your servers to enhance your online presence. Vanity nameservers let you mask your server names so when people search for your website information, they'll find your name instead of ours!

For more information, see Working with Advanced Settings in Premium DNS.

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