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Freenom World is a fast and anonymous Public DNS resolver. The Domain Name System (DNS) is the phone book of the internet. Every time you visit a website or send an email, your computer performs a DNS lookup.
Freenom World ensures these lookups are done faster, anonymous, and more secure.
Why Freenom World?
Freenom World is free to use by everyone in the world. Millions of internet users are already using Freenom World.
Speed up your internet experience
You are guaranteed that there is a DNS resolver always close by. Freenom’s DNS resolvers are located throughout the world on locations connected to many different tier1 internet network operators. Freenom’s Anycast technology ensures that your computer or device chooses the closest DNS resolver.
Freenom does not store IP addresses
Unlike other DNS providers, like large advertising networks, Freenom does not store any IP addresses in its log files. Log files are kept for statistical reasons only and exclude any IP addresses or other personally identifiable information.
Protect your privacy
ISP’s or large advertising networks can use your DNS requests to track your viewing habits, insert targeted ads or even throttle your connection. Point your DNS settings to Freenom World and protect your privacy.
Get the results you expect. Freenom – as one of the largest DNS providers – is committed to preserving the integrity of the DNS protocol. Freenom World’s DNS resolvers will never forward any request for a non-existing domain to an advertising page.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why are you offering Freenom World?
Freenom is about domains and DNS. As the second largest domain provider Freenom operates a large AnyCast infrastructure providing authoritative DNS services for TK, ML, GA, CF and GQ domains. This infrastructure is already in place and it’s a no-brainer to offer also resolving DNS services on this large infrastructure. Freenom World’s DNS resolvers are always close by, fast and we will – unlike other DNS resolvers – never store your IP address information in our logfiles.
Why is Freenom World free?
With the infrastructure of Freenom already in place there is no large additional cost to provide resolving DNS services. We want to provide Freenom’s customers (with or without registered domain) the possibility to use a fast and anonymous DNS resolver at no charge. Start using Freenom World today by pointing your DNS to 126.96.36.199 and 188.8.131.52.
Are the DNS resolvers of Freenom World always up?
Yes. The DNS infrastructure of Freenom uses AnyCast. This means that Freenom operates many nodes around the world bearing the same IP addresses. If one of these nodes becomes unavailable because of maintenance or successful attack other nodes will automatically take over the service. Thanks to this matured technology you can be assured that we provide a continuous uptime.
How fast is Freenom World?
With many locations around the world, the servers of Freenom World are always close by. It doesn’t matter if you are in Asia, Europe, Africa, US or Canada, South America or Oceania – we have servers everywhere. We will be expanding our AnyCast network with new nodes. If you are an internet service provider and are interested in running DNS infrastructure please contact us.
Why would I use Freenom World instead of other DNS resolvers?
Most DNS resolvers are with internet service providers (ISP’s). Most ISP’s are very good in providing access to the internet (routing) but lack the system management capabilities to offer a fast and secure DNS resolver service. Most of these resolvers are outdated. Large advertisement networks offer DNS resolving services as well – but these DNS resolvers may record information about your internet usage to optimize any advertisements shown to you. So don’t wait any longer and change your DNS to 184.108.40.206 and 220.127.116.11.
Why do I need to enter two IP addresses?
In the description of DNS, known as RFC1034 and RFC1035, made in 1987, computers were slow and expensive. At that time outages were regularly occurring and AnyCast didn’t exist yet. At that time it was important to have at least two servers running as your DNS resolver. Nowadays some operating systems still ask for two IP addresses. At Freenom World, 18.104.22.168 and 22.214.171.124 operate on two different physical networks (for the die-hards: 126.96.36.199/24 and 188.8.131.52/24) ensuring the continuous uptime of the DNS resolver services.
Do you support Mac?
Of course! We have HowTo videos available for all OSX and macOS computers. If you have older computers you can of course enter 184.108.40.206 and 220.127.116.11 as your DNS resolving service as well.
Do you support Windows?
Yes. We have HowTo videos available for all versions of Windows, from XP and Vista to the newer 7, 8 and Windows 10. Of course Freenom World works also with older Windows versions.
Do you support unix?
Yes. We are working on the HowTo videos for the machines running Linux, FreeBSD or other unix flavor. Most of these machines have a file /etc/resolv.conf which you can edit (with root access). Simply add two lines in this file:
Do you support Android phones or tablets?
Yes. However Android is owned by Google who loves to have you use their DNS resolver. It’s easy to make changes on WiFi connections on your Android device. Open the settings on your device, select WiFi. Now long press your current network, then select Modify Network. Now mark the check box Show advanced options. Change IP settings to Static. Here add the Freenom World’s DNS servers 18.104.22.168 and 22.214.171.124 under DNS1 and DNS2.
Do you support iOS iPhone or iPad?
Yes. From your iPhone or iPad tap Settings. Now tap WiFi. Find your wireless network in the list, and click the arrow. Tap the DNS field. Delete the current DNS servers and add here 126.96.36.199,188.8.131.52 (separated with a comma).
Freenom is currently developing an app for iOS to keep your DNS settings to the DNS servers of Freenom World.
Are you filtering any of my requests?
No. At Freenom we believe in a neutral and transparent internet. That means that we do not filter any of your DNS requests or answers. We do not store the IP address of DNS requests to ensure anonymity. If your domain lookup fails we answer according to the RFC’s and we will never forward your traffic to third parties or advertisement pages.
Do you store any personal information?
No. Honestly we don’t have your personal information. We only have your IP address that may be linked to you but we do not store this information.
Where are your DNS resolvers located?
We have our DNS nodes on many locations worldwide. And we are continuously expanding our network. If you are an internet service provider and are interested in running DNS infrastructure please contact us.
Are you redirecting when a domain name is not found?
Absolutely not! At Freenom we believe in a neutral and transparent internet. If your domain lookup fails we answer according to the RFC’s and we will never forward your traffic to third parties or advertisement pages.
Why is Freenom World faster than using my own resolver?
There are four reasons to use Freenom World instead of your own resolver:
- Freenom World is always up thanks to the usage of AnyCast technology
- Freenom World is using the latest DNS technology (and updates it daily) to ensure attack vulnerabilities are kept to an absolute minimum
- Freenom takes care of the server/hosting expense
- Freenom is the second largest domain provider in the world. That means that millions of users are using Freenom World already, providing DNS answers much quicker because someone else may have asked the same DNS question seconds ago.
Can I also use Freenom World in my applications or services?
Yes. In fact we encourage you to use Freenom World’s IP addresses in your application or service. The IP addresses 184.108.40.206 and 220.127.116.11 belong to Freenom and our own services and applications depend on the very same IP addresses.
Where is Freenom located?
The headquarters of Freenom is located in Amsterdam, the capital of the Netherlands. The Netherlands is a small country in Europe and adopted as first country in Europe the network neutrality law. The Netherlands is an independent nation which from the seventeenth century onwards is well known because of its self-determined neutrality, its liberal stand on many controversial subjects and strong sense of national independence. Freenom is independent from US based advertising networks or any security agency. Freenom’s backbone infrastructure is connected to the Amsterdam Internet Exchange, the second largest internet exchange point in the world with traffic peaks of 5 terabit per second.
Do you support DNSSEC?
Yes. Freenom World’s DNS resolvers can handle DNSSEC requests as any other resolver.
Can the DNS resolvers of Freenom World be used for attacking other computers?
No. With various anti-abuse techniques the network operations center of Freenom is always on the cutting edge of preventing any attacks using DNS. These techniques include but are not limited to rate limiting, removal of duplicate queries, adding entropy to requests, validity checks and many more.
Does Freenom World’s servers support Anycast?
Yes. The DNS infrastructure of Freenom uses AnyCast. This means that Freenom operates many nodes around the world bearing the same IP addresses. If one of these nodes becomes unavailable because of maintenance or successful attack other nodes will automatically take over the service. Thanks to this mature technology you can be assured that we provide continuous uptime.
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