Premium DNS

Keep your website safe and always online.

 

  • Minimize security gaps.
  • Improve site availability.
  • Get faster performance.

Starting at

$2.99/mo

$2.99/mo when you renew4

Fast, 99.9%* uptime guaranteed.

Our Premium DNS infrastructure with the Anycast DNS Network, enables your visitors to find you fast, anywhere around the world.

Mission-critical secondary DNS.

Secondary DNS is your safeguard against power outages and internet routing problems, ensuring that your website is always available.

Easily managed DNS.

Our online dashboard makes it easy to manage and make updates to your DNS — and you don't have to be tech savvy to use it.

Premium DNS includes:

  • 99.9%* uptime guarantee.

  • Manage unlimited domains (zones).

  • 1,500 records per/domain.

  • Secures 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).

  • Built-in error checking.

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DNS (Domain Name Server) explained.

Every domain name is given a series of numbers known as an IP address. When you type a domain name into your browser, the DNS looks through a huge database to find the IP address and directs your browser to the website content.

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The importance of managing your DNS.

It's during this DNS address "look up" where you potentially experience problems in performance, accessibility and security; from your domain not being found to hackers redirecting visitors to a fake website.

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Slow DNS response can cause "website not found" errors.

This can happen when the DNS server is slow in responding and can't determine what site content to give you. If it takes too long, it can just "time out" and give an error message.

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Keep hackers from redirecting your visitors to a fake site.

Hackers can give the browser a different IP address that redirects to a fake website that looks like yours. Once there, the hacker can access any information your customer provides.

Premium DNS helps, here’s how:

We distribute your DNS information on multiple servers around the world on our premium global network. So, visitors searching your site connect to the closest server, for a fast response. Our DNS security feature (DNSSEC) stops hackers by securing the "look up" process and verifying the visitor is arriving at your site.
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Solve top DNS issues to improve security, reliability and performance.

Premium DNS makes it easy to resolve common issues that prevent people from accessing your site. It improves your overall performance, availability and security.

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Better security.

Problem: Hackers steal credit card numbers and other sensitive information 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 helps shut eavesdropping down.

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Greater reliability.

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

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Faster performance.

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

We've been providing our customers 99.9%* uptime for over 20 years.

Over 40 million domains trust our DNS infrastructure to ensure their web applications are always available.
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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 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.

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Tracking, support and more.

  • Expanded record limit: Don't be nickel and dimed with overages. Get 1,500 records per domain with Premium DNS. 99.9%* 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.

  • Forwarding: Call forwarding for your website.

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Reliability that equals trust.

  • DNSSEC: Enable up to 5 DNSSEC domains (additional domains available) and secure your site with the DNSSEC chain of trust, to help prevent hackers from redirecting your visitors to a fake and malicious site.

  • Secondary DNS: When your web application is mission-critical, you benefit from a secondary DNS server with syncing.

  • AnyCast Global Network: Get fast, reliable, secure DNS resolution with our Anycast network. Our redundant, global approach covers the U.S., Europe and Asia, and helps protect against DNS-targeted DDoS attacks and eliminates a single point of failure.

  • Management: Easily manage all 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.

Frequently Asked Questions:

What is Premium DNS?

Premium DNS, also known as managed DNS, is a robust DNS service that helps you improve the security, performance, and reliability of your site by letting you control advanced features of your DNS settings. With this service, you can maintain full control of your website by administering changes to and settings for your domain names.
 
Quite simply, Premium DNS management offers peace of mind through a more advanced level of support and security. You can rest assured knowing that your website will never go offline. Premium DNS offers reliability and superior performance by distributing your DNS information on multiple servers around the world, so visitors to your site get connected to the closest server location, for a fast response. For more information, see our Premium DNS support page.

What’s the difference between DNS hosting and Premium DNS?

Premium DNS offers superior security and performance for your domain, while DNS hosting is a free service that allows customers who own domains registered at other companies to manage their zone files through GoDaddy. For instance, say you registered your domain at another company, but you want to host your content at GoDaddy. We give you the ability to change and update your zone files as you see fit, without making you transfer your domain. This type of DNS management allows you to be hands-on with your domain, even if we’re not your registrar. If you do want to make use of our Premium DNS services, however, you will need to register with us or transfer your domain name to us.

Why do I need Premium DNS?

With a 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 99.9% DNS resolution uptime. DNS security is a primary concern for us, so we offer state-of-the-art managed DNSSEC, which guarantees authentic DNS data. 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.

Creating a safe and accessible website is important, especially when hackers can intercept your visitors' private data or redirect them to a malicious site. 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. Plus, upgrading to Premium DNS is easy.

Is it easy to manage Premium DNS?

Unlike other DNS services, we designed Premium DNS management to be simple enough for a beginner’s 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 offer features like templates and bulk import/export options that make it easy to update DNS for large or small groups of domain names.

The organizational structure of Premium DNS 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 time to learn how to use the advanced features that Premium DNS features, or you are confused and want to get more information about our Premium DNS hosting service, please contact our DNS experts and technical support staff available 24/7 for help.

Why should I choose GoDaddy's Premium DNS over other DNS providers?

GoDaddy’s Premium DNS offers you more for less – it's as simple as that. Not only does it 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 Premium DNS services let you control unlimited domain name zones and records with an intuitive dashboard for fast and easy updates. On top of that, Domain Name System Security Extensions (DNSSEC), our advanced DNS security feature, maintains website protection and offers you peace of mind. These features and more cost less than half of what other DNS providers charge.

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.