Premium DNS: How to get started?

If you are getting many DNS queries for your domain, and your current nameserver or nameservers can’t handle it, you need Premium DNS. It is a service that will facilitate your domain’s DNS resolution and better manage the DNS queries.

What is Premium DNS?

A Premium DNS is a paid DNS service for managing your domains. The difference from a free DNS plan will be in price, performance, additional features, higher limits on resources (NS records, DNS queries, etc.), or even unlimited resources in some cases.

Before you purchase a Premium DNS plan

  • Which market or markets do you target?

Check where the potential DNS providers have their DNS servers. Even the global providers don’t cover the world equally.

  • How many DNS queries per month your DNS service must be able to handle?

There are some unlimited plans, but they might be out of your reach. Check how many queries you need. You can do it with a Free plan and check when you will reach your limits.

  • How many DNS records do you need?

Even Premium plans have limits on the number of DNS records. So yes, you will probably be able to host thousands of records, but still, it is good to know in advance.

  • Do you need any additional features?

DDNS, DNSSEC, load balancing, GeoDNS, etc. There are plenty of useful features that only Premium plans offer. Check what you need.

Compare Premium DNS providers

When you finally know what you need, go ahead and check the Premium DNS providers. Compare their prices and offers. See what works best for you.

Purchase Premium DNS

Now that you have already made your choice get familiar with its interface. Check the menus and how everything works. If you don’t like how it works, usually there is a period with a money-back guarantee.

  • Choose the nameservers you want to use

There will be multiple nameservers available. Start using those that are located in places close to your visitors. That way, the queries will get answered fast, and the performance will be better.

  • Redirect your domain from your registrar or previous DNS provider

Otherwise, the new ones won’t start working properly.

  • Create Primary or Secondary DNS zones

Depending on your needs, you will need a Primary zone or zones in which you can host your DNS records and Secondary DNS zones for better performance.

  • Create DNS records inside the Primary DNS zone.

Inside the Primary zones, you can add the records you need: A, AAAA, MX, CNAME, etc. The Secondary DNS servers will copy the information from the Primary and will offer it to the public.

Activate additional features

Now that everything is working, you can also start using the advanced features that only Premium DNS plans offer.

Activate a DNS monitor to keep an eye on your network and add Failover in case of problems.

Create load balancing methods and increase the performance.

Put attention to security with DNSSEC, DMARC, DKIM, SPF, etc.


Now you know how to get started with Premium DNS. Go ahead and enjoy your awesome new DNS service.