Accelerate the DNS resolution of your sites, totally transparent and… FREE OF CHARGE!
The visitors will be routed to the nearest DNS server depending on their location, resulting in a lower latency. The initial request will be answered much faster.
Also, it is even compatible with our Free Dynamic DNS service.
We publish exact & synchronized copies of our DNS servers in multiple locations across the globe, thanks to this the service will always be available. For example, if a server in America fails, Anycast will automatically route to the next nearest available server.
A premium service… FOR FREE
Anycast DNS is a product that other providers normally offer as a premium service. In our case, we offer this feature without any additional cost, it doesn’t matter if you manage one domain or hundreds of them.
Lower impact against DDoS
With Anycast DNS the denial of service attacks cannot be done against a concrete physical DNS server, even more, in case that one or multiple DNS servers are affected by an attack, the rest will continue working normally.
Ready to use Anycast?
We include Anycast DNS free of charge in all our domains, as long as you make use of a redirect & parking, e-mail or hosting plan with us. Choose yours or continue reading in order to understand what Anycast DNS is and how it works. If you already have a plan with us, you already have this feature enabled!
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What is Anycast DNS?
DNS Anycast is a way to distribute DNS servers, in the way that we syncronize an identical copy of your DNS Zone in multiple geographic points, thanks to this your visitors will receive the DNS resolution in a much quicker way, the visitor requests this information to the server that is located in the most near location from their current position. The visitor won't notice nothing strange, simply a slight improvement of the loading speed during the first visit. You'll find more information at Wikipedia
Let’s see a real example
A visitor from Buenos Aires, Argentina tries to access your site hosted at MrDomain
Without Anycast DNSIn the past he had to try to obtain the IP where your site resolves crossing practically the whole planet, till he finally reached our DNS server located in Spain, this request travelled thru multiple continents and countries.
With Anycast DNSNow, with Anycast DNS, he'll do it against the nearest DNS server, in this case he would do it agains our DNS server located in Brazil, thanks to this we've reduced the latency in more than 200ms* for this request, the visitor will be able to access your site in less time and without the need of any action from your part.
What happens if the DNS server stops working (connectivity problems, denial of service attack, etc.)?Nothing, the visitor will still be able to access your website thanks to Anycast redirecting the request to the next nearest available DNS server.
*Approximated latency difference, based on real tests made by our team from different geographic locations.
Our Anycast networkWe currently have the following geographic locations for our Anycast DNS service
New Jersey United States
South America, Brazil
South America, Colombia
Palma de Mallorca
London United Kingdom
We constantly enable DNS servers in new locations in order to increase our Anycast network. We analyze the origin of the traffic from the visitors of all websites and domains we host, this allows us to plan new future locations.
South America, Argentina
How do I enable this feature?
Do you already have an e-mail or hosting plan with us? In this case you don't need to do anything, you already have Anycast DNS enabled and without any additional charges. Once you make use of one of our services, we automatically enable this feature, in a totally transparent and free of charge way. What we love of this service is that it even works for our Redirect and Parking plans, this means that if you're using our Dynamic DNS service, you'll also be able to make use of this feature.