[Pdns-users] PowerDNS use statistics

Mark Moseley moseleymark at gmail.com
Sat May 7 22:57:00 UTC 2011

On Sat, May 7, 2011 at 12:28 PM, bert hubert <bert.hubert at netherlabs.nl> wrote:
> On Mon, May 02, 2011 at 10:13:47PM +0300, Nick Milas wrote:
>> But are there any other surveys about DNS Software use which one
>> would suggest as more reliable? Are there any comparative DNS server
>> software usage trends data for the last 5-6 years ?
>> Correctly or not, for many people, the installed base is an
>> important indicator of a software's potential and dynamics.
> To the best of our knowledge, around 40%-50% of all domains in .nl and .de
> are served by PowerDNS. Austria shows somewhat lower numbers. These results
> come from the national registries, and you should be able to find these
> independently.
> In the UK and in Italy, we know there are three installations hosting 350000
> domains a piece. This should mean that .co.uk and .it should also see pretty
> high numbers, based on these numbers alone.
> Among the larger players, PowerDNS is probably the biggest single
> implementation. The majority of very large players run software in the
> category 'other', but immediately afterwards you should see PowerDNS.
> Among smaller players, BIND dominates in a big way.
> If the above does not please you, I can offer you a full refund.

We (U.S. hosting company) have about 3 million domains running under
PowerDNS. We're way behind on purging dead domains, so that's
something of an estimate.

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