Welcome to Edge DNS

Edge DNS is an authoritative DNS service. It provides a secure, high-performance, scalable, and highly available edge service for authoritative DNS. Edge DNS uses ‚ÄčAkamai‚Äč's global deployment of thousands of name servers across multiple networks, uses IP Anycast, and relies on a proprietary implementation of the DNS protocol as a common component of the ‚ÄčAkamai‚Äč Intelligent Platform.

Edge DNS complements existing web infrastructures, whether deployed in a private data center or public cloud, connecting users with their desired destination.

Edge DNS platform

Edge DNS features include:

  • A proprietary implementation of the DNS protocol that uses ‚ÄčAkamai‚Äč's worldwide DNS infrastructure.
  • Support for primary and secondary zones.
  • DNSSEC, when Edge DNS is purchased with the Security option feature.
  • Zone apex mapping, which reduces DNS lookup times for websites on the Intelligent Platform.
  • Alias zones, which base themselves on another Edge DNS zone's resource records.
  • Support for vanity name servers, which can point at Edge DNS Anycast IPs. IP Anycast provides a decentralized DNS service to end users. With IP Anycast, you can create a logical name server that comprises multiple physical name servers deployed across multiple networks and continents.
  • APIs for programmatic access to reporting data and zone management.
  • Log delivery services to access transaction logs.
  • Compliance with RFCs 1034 and 1035.

The roles most commonly responsible for managing Edge DNS are site administrators, project managers, and technical support providers.

Get started

Set up Edge DNS

Additional configuration options


Test and go live

Monitor and report


Developer tools

Check out "recipes"

A recipe walks you through an individual API operation using easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions. Each recipe includes detailed code examples, using multiple, popular programming languages.

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