PowerDNS Alternatives

    The most popular alternative is BIND, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked 8 alternatives to PowerDNS so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting PowerDNS alternatives are Unbound (Free, Open Source), djbdns (Free, Open Source), Knot DNS (Free, Open Source) and MaraDNS (Free, Open Source).

    The list of alternatives was last updated Aug 5, 2019

    • BIND is by far the most widely used DNS software on the Internet. On Unix-like operating systems it is the de facto standard.
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      • Free • Open Source
      • Mac
      • Linux
      • BSD
    • Unbound is a validating, recursive, and caching DNS resolver.
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      • Free • Open Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux


    • The djbdns software package is a collection of Domain Name System tools created by Daniel J. Bernstein.
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      • Free • Open Source
      • Mac
      • Linux
    • Knot DNS is a high-performance authoritative-only DNS server which supports all key features of the domain name system including zone transfers, dynamic updates and DNSSEC.
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      • Free • Open Source
      • Mac
      • Linux
    • MaraDNS implements the Domain Name System (DNS), an essential internet service. MaraDNS is open source software: This means that anyone is free to download, use, and modify the program free of charge, as per its license.
      • Free • Open Source
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • BSD
      • Self-Hosted
    • Simple DNS Plus is a commercial DNS server product that runs under Microsoft Windows with an emphasis on a simple-to-use GUI. Maintenance of the software appears to have slackened in recent years.
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      • Windows
    • NSD is an authoritative only, high performance, simple and open source name server.
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      • Free • Open Source
      • Mac
      • Linux
    • NamedManager is an AGPL web-based BIND gui DNS management system designed to make the adding, adjusting and removal of zones/records easy and reliable.
      • Free • Open Source
      • Linux
      • Self-Hosted