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A resilient DNS network with a global reach.
CentralNic operates a robust and scalable DNS network with a truly global reach. Multiple Points of Presence (POPs) are deployed on every continent except Antarctica, and CentralNic continues to add new locations regularly, reflecting the growing demand from end users. This ensures that DNS queries are answered answered quickly and locally, ensuring the best possible performance in terms of latency and stability.
We currently have over 90 nodes across the world.
Internet infrastructure that goes above and beyond.
DNS is the foundation that underpins registry services. Without a fast and reliable DNS service for your top-level domain, your customers cannot rely on their domains to run their businesses.
CentralNic has operated its own DNS network platform since 1996, maintaining 100% uptime since that date, and provides DNS services to customers as part of its integrated Open Registry Platform. Registry operators benefit with ICANN-compliant DNS services, fast and secure DNSSEC support, the global reach of CentralNic’s Anycast network, and reporting and analytics tools that go above and beyond.
To find out more about how CentralNic can provide you with scalable, available and affordable DNS click here.
DNS queries per day
annually since 2016
using CentralNic DNS
Over 90 nodes
on every continent except Antarctica
host one or more CentralNic DNS Nodes
of uninterrupted DNS operations
DNS Analytics Platform
The CentralNic DNS Analytics platform provides detailed and advanced insight into real-time DNS traffic. It means you can have the actionable data you need for faster and better decision-making and reduced risk. Having this information at your fingertips will save you time, money and resources.
It's a simple analytics front-end that users of our registry services or DNS services can use to access key performance metrics for their TLDs, including overall query rate, query rate by source country, query type, transport protocol, response code, and a report on the most queried domain names.
We only measure the information that matters. This ensures the privacy of end-users and reduces storage requirements.
The DNS Analytics Dashboard has a fresh and clean interface, with informative charts and heatmaps. It provides enhanced information that can easily be viewed, understood, and acted on straight away. And although our dashboards look great, the real value comes from the API-drive design which allows us to integrate easily with other systems, including our Business Intelligence solution.
The data is available in a machine-readable format that's easy to access.
For more information about our DNS analytics platform, or to request a short demo to walk you through the powerful features and benefits of our system, please contact us today. Or use the form below to download our "deep dive" on the technology behind our Analytics platform.
Secondary DNS for TLD Registries
Prevent Outages, Reduce Risk, Improve Performance, Increase Stability
As a provider of a critical part of the Internet’s Infrastructure, it is crucial for Registry Operators to maintain a responsive DNS network, especially when under a sustained and targeted attack.
Increasingly, Registry Operators are choosing to reinforce their primary DNS infrastructure with a separate, robust and scalable, Secondary DNS Network where DNS traffic is split across both networks in order to provide resilience, improve latency and to enhance DNS redundancy. Using CentralNic’s Registry DNS network as a secondary DNS provides unrivalled Security, Scalability and Availability for any Registry Operator.
Key features of CentralNic’s DNS Network include:
AnyCast DNS with over 80 points of presecnce
Dedicated per-TLD nameserver IP addresses
Full IPv6 support on every PoP
100% uptime SLA
24x7 technical support
DNSSEC support across the network
Round the clock traffic monitoring
Easy set-up and on-boarding
Robust DDos Mitigation
Fast DNS synchronisation
In-depth reporting and analytics
DNS Hosting for Registrars
Simple, reliable and affordable DNS hosting for registrars, resellers and web hosts.
Based on the same global anycast platform that supports our Registry DNS services, our Managed DNS (MDNS) platform provides state-of-the-art authoritative DNS services for domain registrars, resellers and web hosting providers, wishing to add resilience to their existing DNS infrastructure through the use of a secondary provider, or as a cost-effective solution for outsourcing DNS resolution.
The MDNS platform provides many advanced features suitable for inclusion in Premium or Enterprise DNS products, including:
- Real-time query analytics, accessible via API
- ALIAS records, GeoDNS, DNS load balancing and failover
- Advanced DNSSEC implementation based on Elliptic Curve algoriths, with CDS/CDNSKEY support for automatic DNSSEC configuration
CentralNic's MDNS system has delivered 100% service availability since its launch in 2007, and today supports over 2.5 million zones. To find out more, please contact us today!
Managed DNS Feature Matrix
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|Resource Records Per Zone||10||100||∞|
|Load Balancing and Failover||-||🤝||✓|
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