Stumbled upon a free DNS hosting service today. XName provides free DNS to all and in return only expects a donation if you like the service. However, if you plan to use XName for commercial purpose then a donation is mandatory.

From a infrastructure standpoint XName provides 3 DNS servers. 1 primary and 2 secondary servers. All DNS records are replicated across all servers so it’s best practice to use all 3 servers when possible to archive the best redundancy possible.

I’m currently working on a mini ISP setup for a client myself. The primary DNS server is in place but for my secondary servers I’m thinking of using XName instead as it’s going to save me a few dollars.

I’ll tell you how it goes.

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