I installed a DNS server not based on a data center. This server was supposed to host ancillary services and a secondary mail server. I dedicated a domin to it and a Lucid LTS server was set-up with a bind DNS server, so I was in need of a secondary DNS server.
After some research, I decided to try Buddyns. I can tell that everything worked out as I expected. Not only it was easy to set-up according their set-up page as upon a frustrating attempt on a CPanel in another site I discovered that I had support on the other side...
so that you have an idea of the speed of you current DNS server, you may use the following linux script:
# DNS server speed check
if [ $# -eq 0 ] # O script must have at least an argument.
echo "Usage ./dnspeed
for (( i=1; i<=$n; i++ ))
e=$(echo "$end - $start" | bc)
#echo DNS query took $e seconds
t=$(echo " $t+1000*$e" | bc)
t=$(echo "scale=0; $t/$n" | bc)
echo DNS search took an average of $t milliseconds
or use something as this:
And to conclude, reliability was excellent, no flaws whatsoever were detecte.
I am not affiliated to Buddyns. However, as it is a free service I do not hesitate in recommending it.