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Cloud DNS

Reliable, resilient, low-latency DNS serving from Google's worldwide network with everything you need to register, manage, and serve your domains.

New customers get $300 in free credits to spend on Cloud DNS.

  • Start using Cloud DNS with this guide

  • Easily publish and manage millions of DNS zones and records using our simple user interface

  • Explore the latest news, articles, and videos for Cloud DNS and its features

Benefits

100% availability and low latency

Use Google’s infrastructure for production quality and high-volume authoritative DNS serving. Your users will have reliable, low-latency access from anywhere in the world using our anycast name servers.

Automatic scaling

Cloud DNS can scale to large numbers of DNS zones and records. You can reliably create and update millions of DNS records. Our name servers automatically scale to handle query volume.

End-to-end domain management

Use Cloud Domains to register and manage domains in Google Cloud and automatically set up DNS zones for your domains.

Key features

Key features

Authoritative DNS lookup

Cloud DNS translates requests for domain names like www.google.com into IP addresses like 74.125.29.101.

Domain registration and management

Cloud Domains allow customers to register and manage domains on Google Cloud and provide tight integration with Cloud DNS.

Fast anycast name servers

Cloud DNS uses our global network of anycast name servers to serve your DNS zones from redundant locations around the world, providing high availability and lower latency for your users.

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What's new

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Documentation

Documentation

Google Cloud Basics
Cloud DNS overview

Find an overview of Cloud DNS features and capabilities.

Google Cloud Basics
Cloud Domains overview

Find an overview of Cloud Domains features and capabilities.

Tutorial
Setting up a domain using Cloud DNS

Get guided through the end-to-end process for registering a domain, setting up a sample web server, and using Cloud DNS to point the domain URL to the server.

Quickstart
Set up a Cloud DNS managed zone

See how to set up a Cloud DNS managed zone and resource record for your domain name.

Quickstart
Register a domain using Cloud Domains

See how to search for an available domain, register it, and then verify the registration.

Architecture
Reference architectures for Hybrid DNS

Explore reference architectures for common scenarios using Cloud DNS private zones in a hybrid environment.

All features

All features

Authoritative DNS lookup Cloud DNS translates requests for domain names like www.google.com into IP addresses like 74.125.29.101.
Cloud IAM Cloud Domains’ integration with Cloud IAM provides secure domains management with full control and visibility for domain resources.
Cloud Logging Private DNS logs a record for every DNS query received from VMs and inbound forwarding flows within your networks. You can view DNS logs in Cloud Logging and export logs to any destination that Cloud Logging export supports.
DNS peering DNS peering makes available a second method of sharing DNS data. All or a portion of the DNS namespace can be configured to be sent from one network to another and, once there, will respect all DNS configuration defined in the peered network.
DNS forwarding If you have a hybrid-cloud architecture, DNS forwarding can help bridge your on-premises and Google Cloud DNS environments. This fully managed product lets you use your existing DNS servers as authoritative, and intelligent caching makes sure your queries are performed efficiently—all without third-party software or the need to use your own compute resources.
DNS registration and management Cloud Domains allow customers to register and manage domains on Google Cloud and provide tight integration with Cloud DNS.
DNS security (DNSSEC) DNSSEC protects your domains from spoofing and cache poisoning attacks. With Cloud Domains, you can enable or disable managed DNSSEC when you create a public zone.
Fast anycast name servers Cloud DNS uses our global network of anycast name servers to serve your DNS zones from redundant locations around the world, providing high availability and lower latency for your users.
Private zones Private DNS zones provide an easy-to-manage internal DNS solution for your private Google Cloud networks, eliminating the need to provision and manage additional software and resources. And since DNS queries for private zones are restricted to a private network, hostile agents can’t access your internal network information.
Zone and project management Create managed zones for your project, then add, edit, and delete DNS records. You can control permissions at a project level and monitor your changes as they propagate to DNS name servers.

Pricing

Pricing

Cloud DNS is a simple, cost-effective alternative to hosting your own DNS servers on-premises or using other third-party DNS services. For pricing information, please refer to our volume pricing tier.

With Cloud Domains, domain registration pricing is simple and transparent with registration and renewal through Cloud Billing. .com and .net pricing starts at $12. For detailed pricing information, please refer to the pricing table.

If you pay in a currency other than USD, the prices listed in your currency on Google Cloud SKUs apply.