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August 2012 DNS Speed Comparison Report

2012-08 dns speed comparison chart

These are the dns speed rankings for August 2012. This report includes the fastest managed DNS services across the world. In the month of August 2012, CloudFlare, and DNSMadeEasy are the top three managed DNS providers in terms of speed. Averaged across all name servers, CloudFlare took 8.24 milliseconds, took 8.71 milliseconds and DNSMadeEasy took 11.13 milliseconds. These are across several million DNS queries across over 1.1 million name servers across the world. CloudFlare has 120 points of presence across the world. has 24 network locations and DNSMadeEasy has 16 locations.

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Ranking Name Average Median Min Max SD 95% CI AnyCast PoPs DNSSEC
1CloudFlare8.247.475.745.184.09[7.45, 9.03]Yes120Yes
2He.net8.716.125.5817.114.34[4.91, 12.52]Yes24No
3DNSMadeEasy11.137.546.4619.235.31[8.44, 13.82]Yes16No
4Dyn12.359.145.8371.367.81[11.04, 13.67]Yes18Yes
5VerisignDNS23.126.325.9457.2824.08[3.85, 42.39]Yes17Yes
6GoDaddy26.4726.5124.9827.740.73[26.04, 26.9]Yes5Yes
7ProDNS30.2210.567.13115.3142.57[-7.09, 67.54]Yes28No
8Netriplex30.9330.886.7575.6824.26[12.96, 48.9]Yes32No
9Afilias48.1642.9129.5677.2220.92[31.42, 64.91]Yes18Yes
10DNSimple56.7869.0716.5784.1525.08[32.19, 81.36]Yes5No
11UltraDNS58.6158.666.25111.1534.93[45.18, 72.04]Yes32Yes
12Zerigo58.8354.0740.2882.1617.43[39.12, 78.55]No6No
13DNSPark59.3253.7816.35159.9550.09[19.24, 99.4]Yes45No
14Rackspace62.2568.0956.4268.095.84[54.17, 70.34]Yes5No
15ZoneEdit64.0149.9620.03173.1245.99[43.85, 84.16]No13No
16EasyDNS66.0933.977.38148.7451.06[42.5, 89.68]Yes25Yes
17Nettica72.7356.5926.74166.1846.2[44.1, 101.36]No5No
18DNS.com79.76116.833.71129.8643.84[36.8, 122.73]Yes14No
19No-IP95.17117.3918.27150.4251.31[50.19, 140.14]Yes55Yes
20Akamai162.55184.446.53196.7247.12[154.44, 170.65]YesNAYes
21Route 53163.36182.814.95265.5534.13[161.7, 165.02]Yes50No

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