Free DNS

Get free DNS hosting in the UK

  • Short loading times and high reliability
  • Servers based in the EU
  • Free to use with any domain
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Try DNS Standard free for the first year


Public DNS

Standard DNS records


Domain Connect

DynDNS via API

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What is free DNS hosting?

Make sure your website is always available

Guarantee your customers optimal service with low latency and secure protection against unauthorised access or DDoS attacks. Our free DNS infrastructure provides speeds of over 100 Gbps and hundreds of server instances around the world.

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How to get free DNS hosting

Free DNS is included in selected IONOS packages

When you buy an IONOS package with a domain, free DNS (Domain Name Service) is included. This means you get complete access to the free DNS services with domain registration, MyWebsite Now, web hosting, etc.

Already got a domain with another provider? No problem – you can order DNS Standard free of charge for the first year to use with your domain.

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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

Get from full access to your DNS settings through dedicated APIs, which allow you to easily configure DNS zones and records.


Link to existing domains

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

Free DNS service – FAQ

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, 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, if your domain is hosted with another provider, you don’t have to transfer it. You can order DNS Standard from IONOS and use it with your domain. It's free for the first year.

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