DNS Trends and Traffic

Get an overview of global DNS trends and traffic at a glance. For the first time, we’ve aggregated the world’s publicly available DNS data to create a comprehensive view of DNS trends over the past two years. Take a look at IPv6 usage growth, root server traffic volume, and more.

Overall DNS Traffic Trends

IPv6 Trends

The following charts highlight how IPv6 usage has changed over time. Since , IPv6 usage has from transactions a month to over . Additionally IPv6 share of traffic has from to

TOTAL TRAFFIC, IPv4 VS IPv6
PERCENTAGE OF TRAFFIC, IPv4 VS IPv6

Root Server Trends and Comparison

Root servers are the backbone of the DNS system. They are divided into letter-coded groups and maintained by various organizations around the world. This breakdown shows the volume of traffic each of these root server groups are serving compared to one another.

SERVER GROUP
AVG DAILY VOLUME

(requests + responses, billions of transactions)

TOTAL TRAFFIC VOLUME TREND
IPv6 ADOPTION
Notice some missing root servers? We’re working hard to collect this data and hope to add additional root servers soon.