We've used EveryDNS.net for several years as secondary DNS and never had any problems. We use thier paid service, but their free service is just as reliable and has higher limits (20 domains, 200 records) than ZoneEdit.
Ok, I am a bit confused about opendns. What is it's function and use ?
Opendns is a service for anyone with an internet connection to use. They configure their connection, then they get to enjoy the benefits of using the openDNS servers. Benefits include typo correction, and in some cases, it's faster than regular isp-run dns servers.
everyDNS is a service for webmasters & administrators to use. It's run by the openDNS people, and provides free hosting of DNS to people use with their domain names.
Although it's not my primary concern, I don't quite like how EveryDNS manages Dynamic DNS. If I understood well their instructions, they will update EVERY dynamic DNS address in your account with the one sent by a single PC, effectively limiting the use of dynamic addresses to just one PC.
I've signed up at both EveryDNS and FreeDNS and the latter seems to be more flexible. No problems with dynamic DNSs, enough features in the free version and some true niceties such as massive changes to A records (very useful when changing web hosting for 20 or 30 domains). Also, a bit easier for newbies like myself. Again, the lack of reviews makes me wonder how they perform compared to ZoneEdit (which has performed flawlessly for me for the last years).
nocebo: may I ask what feature made you become a paid member of freedns.afraid.org? (Just curious.)
I strongly recommend http://gratisdns.dk - unlimited domains, webhosting companies are allowed to use the free service as well
5 geographically separated DNS-servers are offered, which means absolutely NO downtime, GratisDNS currently serving 97.500+ domains...
Well, the seamy side is, GratisDNS currently only appears on danish.. Our wonderful language
However, if any of you would like to give it a try, you can probably guess what some of the phrases means, otherwise I would gladly be helpful to translate a bit..
Fill in your domain in the first of the 2 formulars, and press enter. The page will reload, and your domain should now appear at the list. Press "Aendre DNS Opsætning" button next to the domain, and setup your records.
To setup your records you may want to know that "Tilfoej" means "Add".
"Vaert" is similar to "Host".
Once done this, wait approx 6 hours for the service to reload and create new-add'ed domains, then change your DNS-servers to:
This is very nice from you, but it's really painful to use a web service in a language you don't understand at all. Maybe you can do something to make them change their mind and translate their web into English?
Of course it is, however the administration is quite simple - when you first have learned to use it, so I thought it perhaps could be useable for some
English translation has been planned for a while I believe, it just haven't top-priority I think..
Well, I suddenly remember another danish similar service, not as "proff" designed as the other one, but besides it is running smoothly, also with 5 DNS-servers avaliable.
The frontpage http://leweb.dk is in danish as well, but the DNS-administration is in english.
The other service that looks good "in theory" is freedns.afraid.org, anyone heard of it?
I've been using Afraid's FreeDNS service for many years now and absolutely love it. I'm currently hosting/managing about 20 domains with them. Great service, active support forums, deals with abuse issues very promptly!
I used to use DynDNS.org which used to provide a free DNS service with limited features, you could then upgrade when needed to a premium service for a one-off charge, I am not sure if the service remains the same.
I currently use no-ip.org which I think is fantastic in terms of simplicity, functionality and reliability, I don’t think I would bother looking elsewhere.
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I use afraid.org, but I have noticed that when I use their subdomains, Google Sitemaps can not find the domain-name registration information and many or most cPanel installations will not allow you to use the afraid.orf subdomains as add-on domains.