Secondary DNS or BSD Server space

Matt Emmerton matt at
Fri Dec 19 04:27:53 UTC 2008

> Everyone:
> We just got word that Neustar, which bought DNS service provider
> Nominum a few years ago,  is shutting down Nominum's
> "" service. The service used to provide secondary DNS
> for users' zones at no charge.
> I and the other users I know think it's reasonable
> for the company to charge a small but reasonable fee for the
> service instead of keeping it running for free. But alas, Neustar
> is getting greedy. The only alternative they offer is a $50-a-month
> "managed DNS" service, which we don't want or need. (We're fine
> maintaining our own master servers and zones; we just need a slave
> to use as a secondary.) So, we're looking for alternatives.
> Does anyone on this list know of a good, BSD-based service which
> offers reasonably priced secondary DNS? Or reasonably priced
> servers at a server farm, where I and others can set up a secondary DNS 
> server?

There was a thread on this just the other day here.  Not sure if they are 
BSD-based, but both and offser secondary service for 
practically nothing.

Matt Emmerton 

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