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Edge DNS

Rely on highly secure DNS for nonstop availability of web apps and APIs.

Akamai is a market leader in DNS, with a proven record of handling high traffic volumes while repelling attacks. We now host 2,000 DNS zones within Edge DNS, and the Zone Apex Mapping feature helps us manage vanity URL redirection through the Akamai CDN.

Manikandan Kadarkarai, Principal Network Engineer

Prevent DNS outages with the largest edge platform

Count on nonstop DNS availability, guaranteed

Depend on 100% uptime SLA and resilient architecture for mission-critical DNS.

Manage DNS expenditures more easily

Avoid unexpected charges from high DNS usage with predictable, zone-based billing.

Achieve peace of mind with secondary DNS

Fortify DNS availability through the use of internet-facing secondary zones.

Specifically engineered for security and availability

Global IP Anycast

Enable the use of a logical nameserver, on multiple physical servers deployed worldwide.

Secure implementation

Protect DNS from attackers exploiting vulnerabilities exposed in BIND software.


Prevent attacks caused by DNS forgery with Domain Name System Security Extensions (DNSSEC).

Manage DNS as code

Allow developers to automate Edge DNS through APIs and existing management tools.

Trust-based model

Prevent IP address spoofing attacks by only serving content to a list of trusted nameservers.

Availability first

Leverage a unique architecture that segments DNS resources across non-overlapping clouds.


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Free Trial: Edge DNS

Your competitive edge starts now.

What difference can the world’s largest edge platform make for you? Take Edge DNS for a free 30-day test run and find out.

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