Cloud DNS

Reliable, resilient, low-latency DNS serving from Google's worldwide network.

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    Scalable, reliable, and managed DNS service running on the same infrastructure as Google

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    Low latency and cost-effective way to make your applications available to your users

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

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.

Cost-effective pricing tiers

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.

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.

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.

Scalability and availability

Cloud DNS can support a very large number of zones and DNS records per zone. Contact us if you need to manage millions of zones and DNS records. Our SLA promises 100% availability of our authoritative name servers.

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Documentation

Documentation

Google Cloud Basics
Cloud DNS overview

Find an overview of Cloud DNS features and capabilities.

Tutorial
Setting up a domain using Cloud DNS

Find a walkthrough of 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.

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.
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.
Scalability and availability Cloud DNS can support a very large number of zones and DNS records per zone. Contact us if you need to manage millions of zones and DNS records. Our SLA promises 100% availability of our authoritative name servers.
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.
Manage through API and web UI You can manage DNS records using the Google Cloud Console. Or, try our easy-to-use, scriptable gcloud command-line tool to manage your records. You can also access the fully featured REST API to create your own customized DNS interface.
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.
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.
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.

Pricing

Pricing

Cloud DNS pricing includes a monthly charge per zone plus usage costs based on query traffic.

Managed zones Price
First 25 managed zones $0.20 per managed zone per month
Managed zones 26 through 10,000 $0.10 per managed zone per month
Managed zones over 10,000 $0.03 per managed zone per month
Traffic Price
First 1 billion queries $0.40 per million queries per month
Queries over 1 billion $0.20 per million queries per month

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