Recursive servers are the first link in the DNS chain. When someone within your business types a web address into their browser, a recursive server is responsible for delivering the answer, allowing the user to reach external websites and other Internet-based applications. If your recursive DNS service fails or suffers from poor performance, overall productivity is jeopardized, and your business may be vulnerable to a number of security threats like malware and DDoS attacks.
Thanks to Neustar's expansive global Anycast DNS network of 30 nodes on 6 continents, you get fast, accurate query responses from the closest servers—no matter where in the world you are. Strong SLAs guarantee uptime, and our own DNS experts are just a phone call away, 24/7/365.
Delivering enterprise-wide control over internet resources is easy with our web-based interface. Category-based content filtering blocks inappropriate or malicious requests, before they reach your network. You also have the ability to configure and customize your own blacklists and whitelists.
Our cloud-based solution eliminates most capital and operating expenses. With no hardware or software to buy or maintain, you save on maintenance and administration.
Some companies rely on their ISP for recursive DNS service. ISPs, however, aren’t DNS experts. You may well get a service that can’t keep pace with your growth. Neustar backs you up with our 24/7 Network Operations and Security Operations centers, plus a level of DNS expertise you can’t find anywhere else.
Provided free of charge, Free Recursive DNS enables end users and businesses to experience a much more reliable, faster and safer Internet experience.
|Free Recursive DNS||Blocking Level||Categories Blocked||IP Addresses|
|Reliability & Performance 1||None||N/A||IPv4: 126.96.36.199, 188.8.131.52
IPv6: 2610:a1:1018::1, 2610:a1:1019::1
|Reliability & Performance 2*||None||N/A||IPv4: 184.108.40.206, 220.127.116.11
IPv6: 2610:a1:1018::5, 2610:a1:1019::5
|Threat Protection||Low||Malware, Ransomware, Spyware & Phishing||IPv4: 18.104.22.168, 22.214.171.124
IPv6: 2610:a1:1018::2, 2610:a1:1019::2
|Family Secure||Medium||Low + Gambling, Pornography, Violence & Hate/Discrimination||IPv4: 126.96.36.199, 188.8.131.52
IPv6: 2610:a1:1018::3, 2610:a1:1019::3
|Business Secure||High||Medium + Gaming, Adult, Drugs, Alcohol & Anonymous Proxies||IPv4: 184.108.40.206, 220.127.116.11
IPv6: 2610:a1:1018::4, 2610:a1:1019::4
*These IPs will not redirect NXDomain (Non-existent Domain) responses to a landing page.
Reliability & Performance: for users that want reliable and fast DNS lookups without blocking any specific categories.
Threat Protection: for users who want protection against malicious domains for security purposes. Includes Reliability & Performance
Family Secure: for families that want to ensure children don’t have access to mature content. Includes Reliability & Performance + Threat Protection
Business Secure: for businesses that want to ensure employee productivity by blocking unwanted and time-wasting content. Includes Reliability & Performance + Threat Protection + Family Secure
If you have a router on your network, we recommend that you modify your DNS settings there. This way, you typically only have to make one change, as opposed to making a change to each computer or device on your network.
Login to your router
To login and configure your router, you need to use a web browser. Simply type in your routers IP address to get started.
If you don't know the IP address for your router, it is typically one of the following:
If you have forgotten your router's username and/or password, the most common username is "admin" and the password is either blank, "admin" or "password." Most new routers now have unique usernames and passwords written directly on them.
Find the DNS server settings
Look for "DNS" next to a field which allows two or three sets of numbers (these fields may be empty).
3. Put in your desired Free Recursive DNS server IP addresses and click save/apply
Please write down your current DNS settings, in case you want to return to your old settings for any reason.