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Free DNS Hosting

  • Short loading times and high reliability
  • Servers in the US & EU
  • Free for any domain
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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 reachable

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

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How to get free DNS?

Free DNS is included in selected IONOS plans

When you buy a IONOS service that includes a domain, a free DNS (Domain Name Service) is included. This includes a domain registration, MyWebsite, web hosting, etc.

Already have 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


Fast connection, high availability

With many access points in US and Europe, as well as hundreds of server instances, you can expect fast name resolution. This lets visitors reach your content faster.


Simple DNS API integration

Experienced users also have access to a DNS API to enable better workflows. With this interface, DNS zones and DNS records can be configured with ease.


Practical domain linking

You get access to the Domain Connect protocol, which enables quick linking between domains and external websites you have with other providers. All standard DNS records are supported.

Free DNS service – FAQs

No, DNSSEC is not included. However, you can always add DNS Pro to your contract to receive additional protection. Besides DNSSEC, this plan also includes DNS Backup, Premium Anycast DNS, and Secondary DNS — everything you need to protect your domain.

No, the Domain Guard is an extra offer. If you want extra protection for your domain settings against unauthorized access, you can simply add the Domain Guard to your existing contract.

Yes, the DNS API is available to all IONOS customers for free. If you have the necessary expertise or possess the appropriate software, you can change the DNS settings in the interface.

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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