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Topic # 95560 7-Jan-2012 23:57 Send private message

This is the list of DNS servers from various NZ providers that was previously on NZC (now closed down). I've put it up here because it was discussed.

Note: if you are unsure on what you are doing - always use the DNS servers that your ISP recommends. This will generally result in a better internet experience.

Feel free to suggest things to change on the list :)

Updates:
8/01/2012:
  • Ordered list by company name.
  • Renamed Xtra (Telecom) to Telecom NZ / Xtra
  • Removed old Paradise and Clear.net Servers.
  • Added new Orcon servers.
  • Updated old Orcon server entries
  • Added new Inspire net servers.
  • Updated old Inspire net servers.
  • Readded border :)

7/11/2012
* Added notes for slingshot NS.

Company    Name    IP address    Blocks external connections?  / Notes
Actrix ns1.actrix.co.nz 203.96.16.35 Unsure
Actrix ns2.actrix.co.nz 203.96.16.36 Unsure
Compass Communications ns1.compass.net.nz 203.152.112.32 Unsure
Compass Communications ns2.compass.net.nz 203.152.100.32 Unsure
Fastcom ns1.fastcom.co.nz 124.150.167.70 Unsure
Fastcom ns2.fastcom.co.nz 124.150.167.65 Unsure
Hosting Direct ns1.hd.net.nz 49.50.245.101 Unsure
Hosting Direct ns2.hd.net.nz 74.50.48.52 Unsure
Hosting Direct ns3.hd.net.nz 60.234.71.226 Unsure
Ihug ns1.ihug.co.nz 203.109.129.67 No
Ihug ns2.ihug.co.nz 203.109.129.68 No
InSPire Net ns1.inspire.net.nz 203.114.128.1 Yes. Should use custdns1.inspire.net.nz instead
InSPire Net ns2.inspire.net.nz 203.114.128.2 Yes. Should use custdns2.inspire.net.nz instead
InSPire Net custdns1.inspire.net.nz 203.114.168.2 Yes
InSPire Net custdns2.inspire.net.nz 203.114.128.2 Yes
Maxnet ns1.maxnet.net.nz 123.100.67.222 No
Maxnet ns2.maxnet.net.nz 123.100.87.50 No
Maxnet centurion.maxnet.net.nz 123.100.67.135 Yes
Maxnet royaloak.maxnet.net.nz 123.100.67.136 Yes
Orcon ns1.orcon.net.nz 60.234.1.1 yes - "status: REFUSED". Should use dns1.orcon.net.nz
Orcon ns2.orcon.net.nz 60.234.2.2 yes - "status: REFUSED". Should use dns2.orcon.net.nz
Orcon dns1.orcon.net.nz 121.98.0.1 Yes
Orcon dns2.orcon.net.nz 121.98.0.2 Yes
Orcon ns1.orcon.net.nz 210.55.12.1 yes. Should use dns1.orcon.net.nz
Orcon ns2.orcon.net.nz 210.55.12.2 yes. Should use dns2.orcon.net.nz
Slingshot ns.attica.net.nz 202.180.64.10 Yes. Used for Slingshot IP range only.
Slingshot ns2.attica.net.nz 202.180.64.11 Yes. Used for Slingshot IP range only.
Snap bender.snap.net.nz 202.37.101.1 unsure
Snap cartman.snap.net.nz 202.37.101.2 unsure
Telecom NZ / Xtra Alien.xtra.co.nz 202.27.184.3 No (Should use dnsc1.xtra.co.nz)
Telecom NZ / Xtra terminator.xtra.co.nz 202.27.184.5 No (Should use dnsc2.xtra.co.nz)
Telecom NZ / Xtra dnsc1.xtra.co.nz 202.27.158.40 No. Used for legacy (FIPD) connections.
Telecom NZ / Xtra dnsc2.xtra.co.nz 202.27.156.72 No. Used for legacy (FIPD) connections.
Telecom NZ / Xtra ns1.xtra.co.nz 122.56.237.1 Yes. Used for new (BUBA/EUBA) connections. Cannot connect from non-TELECOM BUBA/EUBA connections.
Telecom NZ / Xtra ns2.xtra.co.nz 210.55.111.1 Yes. Used for new (BUBA/EUBA) connections. Cannot connect from non-TELECOM BUBA/EUBA connections.
TelstraClear ns2.acld.clix.net.nz 203.97.78.44 Yes
TelstraClear ns1.acld.clix.net.nz 203.97.78.43 Yes
Woosh Unknown 202.74.207.253 Unsure
Woosh Unknown 202.74.207.254 Unsure
WorldxChange ns1.xnet.co.nz 58.28.4.2 yes - "status: REFUSED"
WorldxChange ns2.xnet.co.nz 58.28.6.2 yes - "status: REFUSED"
WorldxChange ns3.xnet.co.nz 113.20.11.209 yes - "status: REFUSED"




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  Reply # 565956 8-Jan-2012 00:02 Send private message

you seem to have put dnsc1.xtra.co.nz in twice.







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  Reply # 565961 8-Jan-2012 00:07 Send private message

Fixed - was supposed to be dnsc2:)




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  Reply # 565970 8-Jan-2012 00:49 Send private message

Those are old Orcon DNS servers. New ones are:

Primary Name Server/DNS : 121.98.0.1

Secondary Name Server/DNS : 121.98.0.2
 





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  Reply # 565996 8-Jan-2012 09:16 Send private message

You should remove the Paradise and Clear.net servers, leaving TelstraClear with 203.97.78.43 and 203.97.78.44 only. All other ones are not maintained or out of sync.




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  Reply # 566006 8-Jan-2012 09:43 Send private message

InSPire Net should be:

Primary DNS Server: 203.114.168.2
Secondary DNS Server: 203.114.128.2

(although the settings you have will work)



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  Reply # 566048 8-Jan-2012 12:19 Send private message

All updated. :)




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  Reply # 585831 23-Feb-2012 17:33 Send private message

Hosting Direct's resolving nameservers are 113.21.227.244 and 113.21.227.20 - access from outside our network is available on request.

ns{1,2,3,4}.hd.net.nz are authoritative nameservers for domains hosted on our shared hosting platform and our DNS management system.

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  Reply # 585849 23-Feb-2012 17:52 Send private message

Two updates here are our new authoritative name servers.

ns1.maxnet.net.nz - 123.100.67.222
ns2.maxnet.net.nz - 123.100.87.50

Each is a VIP to clusters of name servers, one set on each side of the country.



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  Reply # 585859 23-Feb-2012 18:01 Send private message

Updated :)




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  Reply # 585892 23-Feb-2012 18:41 Send private message

Unleash:

202.6.116.124
202.6.116.125


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  Reply # 585965 23-Feb-2012 21:02 Send private message

Might want to add ipv6 as well

Xnet:

ns1.xnet.co.nz - 2001:e20:1000:13:d8::2
ns2.xnet.co.nz - 2405:5000:2:31f:250:56ff:fe9b:7d6c

Snap:

Primary - 2406:e000::100
Secondary - 2406:e000::200

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  Reply # 1222846 26-Jan-2015 22:33 Send private message

ALL the previously open ones seem to be closed now. paradise, clear etc all closed by vodafone. Running out of open DNS to use.  might start my own yet.




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  Reply # 1222854 26-Jan-2015 22:47 Send private message

nunz: ALL the previously open ones seem to be closed now. paradise, clear etc all closed by vodafone. Running out of open DNS to use.  might start my own yet.


How about using something like OpenDNS? It takes care of quite a bit of security threats as well. Not hosted in NZ, but they have servers in Sydney that deal with traffic from NZ.




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  Reply # 1222916 27-Jan-2015 06:30 Send private message

nunz: ALL the previously open ones seem to be closed now. paradise, clear etc all closed by vodafone. Running out of open DNS to use.  might start my own yet.


Why bother?! Imagine how much traffic will be wasted from attacks. So much hassle for so little gain. If you want slow dns might as well Use Google.

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  Reply # 1222923 27-Jan-2015 07:19 2 people support this post Send private message

nunz: ALL the previously open ones seem to be closed now. paradise, clear etc all closed by vodafone. Running out of open DNS to use.  might start my own yet.


Why not just use your ISP supplied DNS which will give you the best possible performance?



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