ClouDNS Review

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Overview
Good

Provides free DNS servers with unlimited records, with 3 DNS zones and 3 mail forwards. It offers up to 10,000% uptime SLA, unlimited DNS zones, and dedicated IP for the private DNS servers.

Bad

The Premium plan doesn't include HTTP API access, and it doesn't include any DDoS protection. The free plan may not be reliable enough, as it doesn't provide a guaranteed uptime SLA and other important features available in the paid plans.

Overall

Provides various types of DNS management services, which allows you to choose between premium, DDoS-protected, and private servers. It also provides unlimited DNS records and unlimited DNS zones for an affordable price in all plans.

Detailed Review

ClouDNS is a domain name server management service provided by Cloud DNS Ltd., a company founded in 2010 and based in Bulgaria. The focus of this service is to provide the best DNS outsourcing services that help businesses and companies enjoy private and premium domain name servers, with DDoS protection. The custom DNS plan is available for web hosting companies outsource their DNS servers via ClouDNS.

Free DNS Servers

Not many DNS management services provide free domain name servers for their users. Fortunately, ClouDNS allows you to use their free DNS servers, with no limit on the records and monthly queries. This is a great feature that you can use to try the reliability and quality of the service, and it remains free forever unless you upgrade to one of the paid plans. With the free plan, you can use 2 DNS servers, 3 DNS zones, and 3 mail forwards. You can also use the web redirects feature if you want to redirect your domains to other web addresses. However, the free plan doesn't give you the full features like the paid plans. With this plan, you are not allowed to use secondary zones, zone transfers, DNS branding, and various other important features.

Dynamic DNS and Zone Sharing

ClouDNS provides dynamic DNS and zone sharing features for all of its paid plans. The dynamic DNS feature is also available in the free plan. With the dynamic DNS feature, you can set your DNS to specific IPv4 and IPv6 records, which provides you the flexibility of setting your DNS addresses for your domains. The DNS zone sharing, on the other hand, allows you to share your DNS zones with other users. On top of that, you can also allow your sub-users to change the DNS zone settings according to what they need. However, they are not allowed to change the cloud master settings.

DNS Uptime and Statistics

In order to keep a good performance for all of your domains, ClouDNS offers 100% uptime guarantee for all of its DNS servers. It means that you don't need to worry about your website going down at the most critical time. With the 100% uptime guarantee, you can be sure that your domains are working 24/7, without any interruption. The DNS servers are available in various places around the world, including Asia, South America, Australia, North America, and Europe. The DNS statistic feature provided by ClouDNS allows you to monitor your DNS requests in real time, with hourly, daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly reports.

Extended Features

Aside for various standard features, this service offers extended features which are mostly available for the private server plans, which include reverse DNS zones, TTL management per records, bulk domains, DNS branding, web redirects with frames, domain parking, and HTTP API access. The DNS branding feature allows you to use the DNS servers from ClouDNS and brand those servers as your own servers. Also, the web redirect with frame feature allows you to redirect your domain name while masking the destination page with your domain address, which is often called domain masking.

Conclusion

ClouDNS provides free DNS servers for you to try the service, as well as various options of the paid server plans with advanced features that are not available in the free plan. With this service, you can keep your domains to be working 24/7 and keep it working anywhere in the world, with the fastest speed and highest performance. You can also take a look at the complete DNS statistics via the control panel. Additionally, the extended features offered in the private server plan allow you to power your domains with even more features, which can bring the best service quality for your business.

Pricing
Plan Name Pricing Terms Details
Free $0.00 $0.00
  • Upto 3 DNS Zones
  • Upto 3 Mail Forwards
  • Unlimited DNS Records
  • Unlimited DNS Queries
  • Domain Parking
Professional $4.95 Monthly
  • Upto 50 DNS Zones
  • Upto 50 Mail Forwards
  • Unlimited DNS Records
  • Unlimited DNS Queries
  • Domain Parking
  • 4 DDoS Protected Servers
  • 14 Anycast DNS Locations
  • Secondary DNS Zones
  • Reverse DNS zones
  • Dynamic DNS
  • Web Redirects
  • NAPTR Records
  • HTTP API Access
Business $17.95 Monthly
  • Upto 250 DNS Zones
  • Upto 250 Mail Forwards
  • Unlimited DNS Records
  • Unlimited DNS Queries
  • Domain Parking
  • 4 DDoS Protected Servers
  • 14 Anycast DNS Locations
  • Secondary DNS Zones
  • Reverse DNS zones
  • Dynamic DNS
  • Web Redirects
  • NAPTR Records
  • HTTP API Access
Enterprise $59.95 Monthly
  • Upto 1000 DNS Zones
  • Upto 1000 Mail Forwards
  • Unlimited DNS Records
  • Unlimited DNS Queries
  • Domain Parking
  • 4 DDoS Protected Servers
  • 14 Anycast DNS Locations
  • Secondary DNS Zones
  • Reverse DNS zones
  • Dynamic DNS
  • Web Redirects
  • NAPTR Records
  • HTTP API Access
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