- About us
- Zonal DNS is provided by Resource Exchange Ltd, a closely held private company founded in 2003.
- What is Zonal DNS?
- A Dynamic DNS service, not unlike DynDNS, NoIP and others.
- Some reasons to use Zonal DNS
- Genuinely free
- A European service based in European data centres
- Works with some devices that do not have free Dynamic DNS options
- Why free?
- We are building an innovative new device - project "Amon Hen" - that needs Dynamic DNS. We are allowing people to use our Dynamic DNS service for free in order to test our server software.
- Zonal DNS is designed for use with Amon Hen. As far as we know, it will work for normal Dynamic DNS purposes too, but this is not guaranteed. Moreover, we use some non-standard techniques that might not be compatible with some devices. In addition:
- Access is only available via Google or Facebook OAuth2.0
- We only allow one domain name per account
- We only allow A records with a limit of one A record per domain
- We do not allow email to be used with our domains
- We currently only allow Sky Hub and TalkTalk Super Router clients.
- Other Dynamic DNS clients
Our service is designed for honest residential consumers. We are starting with Sky and TalkTalk customers because their routers can be easily configured to use our system. This is not so for BT, PlusNet
and Virgin routers. We are developing a workaround for these and other ISP router that we hope to make available by the end of 2016. Ultimately we would like Amon Hen to work on all Europe's Tier-1 residential
ISPs. We therefore intend to extend our Dynamic DNS service into Continental Europe during 2017.
- If you have specific Dynamic DNS needs, please contact us. We will consider any customisation or extension that might improve our service.
Free Dynamic DNS services are notoriously prone to being abused by bulkmailers and crooks. A second level domain "take down" caused by a single crook abusing a third level name on that domain
would adversely impact thousands of honest consumers. We will do everything in our power to keep crooks off our systems, including but not limited to, summarily suspending or revoking accounts for any
reason we arbitrarily judge to be abusive, illegal, immoral or that might detract conceivably from the general interest.