Google Cloud DNS

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

Key Features

  • Authoritative DNS lookup
    Cloud DNS translates requests for domain names like into IP addresses like
  • 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.
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