Akamai Edge DNS

Cloud-Based, Managed, Authoritative DNS


About Akamai

Akamai secures and delivers digital experiences for the world’s largest companies. Their intelligent edge platform surrounds everything, from the enterprise to the cloud, keeping apps and experiences closer to users – and threats far away.

About Akamai Edge DNS

While much attention is paid to performance, organizations often overlook the importance of availability and resilience for DNS – especially against DDoS attacks that seek to disrupt the service and prevent end users from connecting. Akamai Edge DNS is designed to remain available through the largest DDoS attacks at global scale with a segmented IP Anycast architecture and multiple DDoS controls, including the ability to leverage other Akamai services when necessary. Offered as a managed DNS service, Edge DNS provides an optimal combination of performance and availability to always connect organizations with their end users.

Akamai Edge DNS Features

  • High Availability – Leverage the Akamai platform, with thousands of DNS servers in more than 1,000 points of presence worldwide, to provide a high level of DNS service availability. Edge DNS comes with a 100% uptime service level agreement (SLA), providing you with confidence that your customers and employees can reliably connect to your website and application servers.
  • Fast Responses – Direct users to a high-performing DNS server based on network conditions to improve the responsiveness of your DNS infrastructure. The globally distributed Anycast network accelerates DNS resolutions for users connecting to your websites and applications from anywhere in the world, and zone apex mapping reduces DNS lookup times even further for sites on the Akamai Intelligent Edge Platform for an additional web application performance boost.
  • Resiliency Against DDoS Attacks – Protect against DDoS attacks that target the DNS infrastructure to disrupt websites and application servers. Edge DNS provides a highly scalable DNS platform with sufficient capacity to absorb the largest DDoS attacks while responding to legitimate user requests, helping you to maintain user access to faster online experiences even when you are under attack.

Akamai Edge DNS Features

Pricing and Contact Information

MS-ISAC and EI-ISAC members as well as other U.S. State, Local, Tribal, and Territorial (SLTT) governments, associated nonprofit organizations, and public education and healthcare institutions can purchase Akamai Edge DNS at a discounted rate through CIS CyberMarket.

Akamai Edge DNS
Priced by the number of DNS zones
Number of Zones CIS Price 
1 $120/month
3 $195/month
10 $390/month
25 $620/month
50 $950/month
250 $1,900/month
500  $2,650/month
>500 zones custom price

One time integration charge depends on number of zones


Akamai Edge DNS with DNS Secure Option (DNSSEC)
Priced by the number of DNS zones

Number of Zones

 CIS Price
1 $240/month
3 $390/month
10 $780/month
25 $1,240/month
50 $1,900/month
100  $2,700/month
250  $3,800/month
>500 zones custom price
One time integration charge depends on number of zones 

Edge DNS uses a fixed monthly fee per zone per month. In this way, high volume events such as DDoS attacks do not incur costs above expectations. Edge DNS Secure Option includes Akamai’s full sign-and-serve DNSSEC feature set.

For additional product information and documentation, please visit Akamai’s Akamai Edge DNS product page or download the Akamai Edge DNS Product Brief for more details.


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