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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
5GoDaddy26.4726.5124.9827.740.73[26.04, 26.9]Yes5Yes
6ProDNS30.2210.567.13115.3142.57[-7.09, 67.54]Yes28No
7Netriplex30.9330.886.7575.6824.26[12.96, 48.9]Yes32No
8Afilias48.1642.9129.5677.2220.92[31.42, 64.91]Yes18Yes
9DNSimple56.7869.0716.5784.1525.08[32.19, 81.36]Yes5No
10UltraDNS58.6158.666.25111.1534.93[45.18, 72.04]Yes32Yes
11Zerigo58.8354.0740.2882.1617.43[39.12, 78.55]No6No
12DNSPark59.3253.7816.35159.9550.09[19.24, 99.4]Yes45No
13Rackspace62.2568.0956.4268.095.84[54.17, 70.34]Yes5No
14ZoneEdit64.0149.9620.03173.1245.99[43.85, 84.16]No13No
15EasyDNS66.0933.977.38148.7451.06[42.5, 89.68]Yes25Yes
16Nettica72.7356.5926.74166.1846.2[44.1, 101.36]No5No
17DNS.com79.76116.833.71129.8643.84[36.8, 122.73]Yes14No
18No-IP95.17117.3918.27150.4251.31[50.19, 140.14]Yes55Yes
19Akamai162.55184.446.53196.7247.12[154.44, 170.65]YesNAYes
20Route 53163.36182.814.95265.5534.13[161.7, 165.02]Yes50No

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