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Authoritative DNS that powers your business

Improve user experience, add resilience, and lower costs with premium authoritative DNS

Your users expect nothing less than a seamless, lightning-fast experience from online applications, services, and content. Our authoritative DNS solutions deliver on that expectation with a global anycast network trusted by the world’s most influential brands.

Explore our solutions

Our DNS service does more than “just work”. It adds value with high performance traffic steering, actionable data insights, redundant failover systems, specialized routing for mainland China, and more, all in a single platform and robust API. Go beyond standard DNS with NS1’s premium offering and see what we can do to improve your network’s performance, add resilience, and lower operational costs.

Managed DNS

Optimize performance with a managed DNS service that’s reliable, secure, and easy to use.

Traffic Steering

Optimize DNS connections to improve performance, lower costs, and add resilience.

Dedicated DNS

Additional protection against downtime through a physically and logically separated external DNS service, managed through a single control plane.

DNS for China

Optimize network connections across the “Great Firewall”

Innovation @ NS1 Labs

At NS1, we’re shaping the future of networks with forward-looking projects and experiments. Here are some of the lines of effort that are currently in development at NS1 Labs.

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An observability agent designed for the network edge - a companion piece for Orb.


A lightweight, fast, configurable tool for functional testing, benchmarking, and stress testing DNS servers and networks.

DNS-over-QUIC to UDP Proxy

Experimental proxy to convert DNS-over-QUIC DNS queries into standard UDP DNS queries

Featured Resources

How to Optimize Application Delivery Performance with DNS

Learn how and why optimizing your application delivery performance starts with leveraging application traffic intelligence and automation at the DNS layer.

Implementing Resilient DNS Without the Management Hassle

100% uptime isn't just an aspiration - it's a business imperative. Meeting this high bar requires redundant layers of critical network services.

DNS Traffic Steering 201: Advanced Traffic Steering with Pulsar

Our powerful traffic steering gives network administrators the power to lower costs, improve performance, and ensure high availability through customizable routing rules

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