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Free DNS

Get free DNS hosting in the UK

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  • Benefit from short loading times
  • Experience high reliability
  • Servers based in the EU
  • Comes as part of domain registration package

What is free DNS hosting?

Make sure your website is always reachable

Our free DNS infrastructure is equipped with speeds exceeding 100 Gbps and boasts hundreds of server instances scattered around the world. You can guarantee your customers optimal service with low latency and secure protection against unwanted access or DDoS attacks when you choose IONOS as your free DNS provider.
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How to get free DNS hosting?

Selected IONOS packages already include free DNS

When selecting a IONOS package with a domain, free DNS is included. This means you get complete access to the free DNS (Domain Name Service) services when you sign up to packages such as domain registration, MyWebsite, web hosting, etc.

If you’re already a IONOS customer, you can set up the DNS service on your existing domain as an external domain or transfer the domain to IONOS. If you’re a new customer, simply register a new domain to benefit from this service.

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The benefits of free DNS domain hosting

Connects quickly

Due to the many access points in Europe, as well as hundreds of server instances, you can expect fast name resolution. This enables visitors to reach your content quicker.

Easy DNS API integration

Users benefit from full access to DNS settings through dedicated APIs, which allow them to configure DNS zones and records professionally and with ease.

Link to existing domains

It’s quick and easy to add any domains you have with another provider thanks to the Domain Connect protocol. Rest assured that all standard DNS records are supported.

Frequently asked questions about the free DNS service

No, DNSSEC is not included in the free offer. If you want more security and stability for your domain, you can opt for DNS Pro, which reduces downtime, greatly increasing the loading time of your site. In addition, you can take advantage of DNS with Premium Anycast technology, which does include a DNSSEC protocol. It’s worth mentioning that you can also secure your domain with an SSL certificate.

No, the Domain Guard isn’t included in the free DNS service and has to be added separately. With this domain protection, you control all DNS traffic and get the best possible security with two-factor authentication. Plus, you’ll also get a certificate of ownership for your domain and DNSSEC.

Yes, all IONOS customers have access to the DNS API for free. Here you can configure DNS settings as you see fit, changing all the most common records. You can also update DNS zones as well to ensure that your site is always reachable.

No, you don’t have to transfer your existing domain — you can use your existing address as an external domain with IONOS. If you would prefer to transfer your domain to IONOS then that is also fine. However, it is possible to keep your domain name with another provider and take advantage of our full DNS service. Simply set it up as an external domain with IONOS and then configure all the DNS settings to suit your needs.

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