Secondary DNS or BSD Server space

pete wright nomadlogic at
Fri Dec 19 18:37:19 UTC 2008

On Thu, Dec 18, 2008 at 8:11 PM, Matt Emmerton <matt at> wrote:
>> 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.

I'm %99 sure that is FBSD based.  I've been using them for
a while now and am quite happy with them too.  if you check out their
jobs board there are openings for FreeBSD engineers:


Pete Wright
NYC's *BSD User Group

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