Anycast DNS Hosting

Anycast DNS hosting is a DNS routing method which allows DNS queries to be routed to the closest data center for fast DNS connection times and improved website performance.

Achieve faster page speeds with integrated DNS hosting.


Improve end-to-end website performance and bring DNS hosting into the Application Edge Platform for simplified management when you utilize section.io’s free global anycast DNS hosting.


page load time

Improve your website performance.

With 24 Anycast DNS PoPs located across 6 continents, section.io ensures your website will be available to your customers no matter where they are. By hosting your DNS with section.io, you eliminate creating redirects so visitors are directed directly to your website and therefore see faster page load times.

search engine optimization

Manage DNS records easily.

Within our user-friendly interface, you can add, edit, and remove multiple record types as the needs of your business change. Supported record types include A, CNAME, MX, TXT, and ALIAS/ANAME. Easily view your existing records from directly within the platform without having to log in to another system.

dynamic caching

Get set up quickly.

Avoid spending time creating and managing CNAME records at a separate DNS hosting provider by hosting directly with section.io. Simply update your nameservers at your domain registrar and manage records in the Application Edge Platform.

Global delivery network

Improve your website security.

Using section.io hosted DNS allows us to easily validate your site and provide a SSL/TLS certificate to encrypt your application data over HTTPS. No need to purchase your own certificate or manually provide the key information to ensure your site is secure.

Bring everything to your Application Edge.


section.io’s Anycast DNS Hosting is a core feature provided to every user to improve the performance and security of their application. Using DNS hosting within the Application Edge Platform, section.io users can easily update DNS records and achieve faster website performance by eliminating the need for redirects.

In addition, by giving developers the ability to test before deployment and immediately identify issues via log management and real-time metrics, websites using section.io cache more content, scale faster, and block more threats than with any other solution


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Anycast DNS Hosting: Technical Details


section.io offers a globally distributed hosted DNS service leveraging a highly scalable Anycast network. section.io Hosted DNS is fast to setup, easy to manage, and offers performance and security benefits to your website. This service is included for free as part of every section.io account.

Within our user-friendly interface, you can add, edit, and remove multiple record types as the needs of your business change. Supported record types include A, CNAME, MX, TXT, and ALIAS/ANAME. Easily view your existing records from directly within the platform without having to log in to another system.

Easily change the time to live (TTL) for each of your DNS records within your account, giving you full control of how your DNS changes propagate across our Anycasted DNS network. With TTL control access in section.io’s platform, now all your website caching configurations, includ ing DNS, browser, and edge proxies, can be managed in one place.

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