Premium DNS

Make sure your website is safe and always online.
  1. Close security gaps
  2. Improve site availability
  3. Faster performance

Starting at
$4.99/mo when you renew

Unlimited domains for one low price
Secure your DNS with DNSSEC^
Always online with Secondary DNS
99.999% uptime guarantee
Templates for easy DNS updating
Easy-to-use online dashboard
Built-in error checking
Applies to ALL domains in your account

Fast performance, 99.999% uptime guarantee
Join our Premium DNS infrastructure and be confident your visitors can find you fast – no matter where they're located throughout the world – with the Anycast DNS Network.
Reduce "website not found" errors
You know that "website not found" errors make it look like your site doesn't exist, but did you know that the inability to access a website is related to DNS issues 30% of the time?
Mission-critical secondary DNS
Power outages and internet routing problems can take down your primary DNS, making your website unavailable and leaving your visitors high and dry!
Close security gaps
All DNS systems worldwide have the same vulnerability – hackers can redirect your visitors to a malicious website or intercept their personal information.
Easy to use for beginners, powerful for experts
You don't have to be a computer whiz to use Premium DNS. Our online dashboard makes it easy to manage and make updates to your DNS.
Works with any budget
Only GoDaddy offers the most comprehensive solution on the market at such an affordable price.

Premium DNS includes

99.999% uptime guarantee
Manage unlimited domains (zones)
Unlimited records
Secure up to 5 domains with DNSSEC
No overage fees
Reliable, fast Anycast global network
Templates to create, save and reuse zone settings
Mission critical secondary DNS with syncing (unlimited domains)
Built in error checking

What is DNS and why do I need to manage it?

It's during this DNS address "look up" where you can experience problems in performance, accessibility and security - everything from your domain not being found to hackers redirecting your visitors to a fake website in order to steal their personal information.

Slow DNS response can cause "website not found" errors
Have you ever typed in a website address and it takes a long time to connect? Or maybe you get a "site not found" error? This can happen when the DNS server is slow in responding and can't determine what site content to give you. If it takes too long, it can just "time out" and give an error message.
Hackers can redirect your visitors to a fake site
An even scarier issue is when a hacker interferes in the look up process – a vulnerability that exists with all DNS systems worldwide. Hackers can actually give the browser a different IP address that redirects your visitors to a fake website that looks like yours. Once your visitors are there, the hacker will be able to access any information your customer provides, from usernames and passwords to credit card numbers.
What is DNS (Domain Name Server)

Every domain name is given a series of numbers known as an IP address — for example, the IP address for is It's this number that your browser uses to locate a particular website.

When you type a domain name into your browser, the DNS (Domain Name Server) looks through a huge database to find the IP address you requested and then directs your browser to the correct website content.

How does Premium DNS help?

Premium DNS makes it easy to manage and secure your DNS to improve performance, accessibility and security by placing your DNS information on our Premium global network.

We distribute your DNS information on multiple servers around the world so visitors searching your site get connected to the closest server location, for a fast response.

Our DNS security feature (DNSSEC) stops hackers by securing the "look up" process and verifying the visitor is actually arriving at YOUR site.

Solve top DNS issues to improve security, reliability and performance.

What good is your website if visitors can't reach it? Premium DNS makes it easy to resolve common issues that prevent people from accessing your site, improving your overall performance, availability and security.

We've been providing our customers 99.999% uptime since 2002!

More than 40 million domains trust our DNS infrastructure to make sure their web applications are always available.


  • What is DNS hosting?

    DNS hosting, also known as managed DNS, is an advanced DNS service that helps you improve the security, performance, and reliability of your site by letting you control your DNS settings. With this service, you can maintain full control of your websites by administering changes to and settings for all of your domain names.

    With DNS services, your domain name's DNS information is distributed to various servers around the world. Your visitors' connectivity time is decreased significantly when they search for your website because the close servers deliver a faster online response.

    For more information, see our Premium DNS support page.

  • Why do I need a DNS service?

    DNS hosting makes it easy to control your domain name's DNS settings and maintain a reliable, secure website. Whether you have one domain name or 1,000 domain names, Premium DNS has a feature that will benefit you.

    With a DNS service like Premium DNS, slow DNS connectivity and "website not found" errors are significantly decreased. We want to make sure your website visitors find you, which is why our managed DNS service guarantees 99.999% DNS resolution uptime.

    Creating a safe and accessible website is important, especially when hackers can intercept your visitors' private data or redirect them to a malicious site. Premium DNS has an advanced DNS security feature called DNSSEC. This feature protects your visitors by securing the DNS during the DNS lookup process so hackers can't change the IP address and reroute them to a fake website.

  • Why should I choose Premium DNS over other DNS providers?

    Premium DNS offers you more for less – it's as simple as that. Not only does our DNS hosting include Standard DNS options, it also includes advanced features for a higher level of support. These advanced features let you personalize and secure unlimited domain names, administer DNS control to multiple users, manage and create new DNS settings with ease, and collect website traffic and DNS error reporting.

    Our managed DNS services let you control unlimited domain name zones and records with an intuitive dashboard for fast and easy updates. On top of that, DNSSEC, our advanced DNS security feature, maintains website protection and gives you a peace of mind. All of these features and more cost less than half of what other DNS providers charge!

    For more information, see What is Premium DNS?

  • What if I don't know how to manage my DNS hosting?

    Unlike other DNS services, we designed Premium DNS to be simple enough for beginner needs, but powerful enough for advanced users. If you're new to managed DNS, you can make quick and easy DNS updates right from our dashboard. We have features like templates and bulk import/export options that make it easy to update DNS for large or small groups of domain names.

    The organization that Premium DNS has to offer was designed with you in mind – it cuts the amount of time you spend configuring your DNS services and gives you the tools to track your traffic success. If you don't want to configure your own DNS and you have an assistant that can help you, then you can assign Account Administrator privileges to them. Account Administrator permissions will give them administrative access to your DNS service.

    If you don't have the time to learn how to use the advanced features that Premium DNS has to offer, are confused and need help, or want to get more information about our Premium DNS hosting service, then you can contact our DNS experts and technical support staff available 24/7 for help.

    For more information, see Managing Premium DNS Account Administrators.

  • How will Premium DNS help me maintain a professional online presence?

    Premium DNS offers top-of-the-line backup services that ensure your domain name's DNS is stable and safe. We want your online website to be a success, which is why it is important to maintain a consistent online presence that delivers the reliability that your visitors deserve.

    With our Secondary DNS hosting feature, you can set up backup servers in case the primary DNS server for your domain name fails. If the primary DNS fails, the Secondary DNS can take over so your visitors' access is unaffected. This feature is perfect for websites that depend on visitor traffic.

    You can even create personalized names for your servers to enhance your online presence. Vanity nameservers let you mask your server names so when people search for your website information, they'll find your name instead of ours!

    For more information, see Working with Advanced Settings in Premium DNS.