Q. What's this service let me do?
A. We're offering 2 different services really, We can host your
domain's DNS AND we also provide a service that lets you
register hostnames from domains that we're hosting already as can
be browsed on the registry page
(linked on the left hand side, thoughout the site).
Even if you don't have a domain you are welcome to signup for
your free account and create up to 5 subdomains off of the
domains others have contributed and point these hosts anywhere on
Q. How does it work? What do I get out of this?
A. I originally started this site because I wanted to make a
fast, free, simple and reliable place where users could
trade vanity DNS hostnames, thus I have contributed my personal
domains for free public use (strangled.net / mooo.com /
Users who own domains may also contribute to the list of
available domains. In exchange for contributing, the user gets
free redundant off-site DNS hosting, a raised limit to the number
of hosts they may freely use, and live full feature update access
to their domain the second they click the submit button.
For users that want to host their site off their home dial-up
connection / cable modem / DSL or equivalent, a special fetchable
URL to auto-update the network address in FreeDNS is available in
the 'Dynamic DNS' section for those whose IP address changes at
For users who already have a website and want to point a FreeDNS
host to their existing website, the URL redirecting (Web Forward)
service has been put into place.
Q. Users? Am I a user?
A. You are if you sign up :).
Q. How fast is Afraid.org?
A. Configurations vary based on geographic region these days.
Many upgrades have occurred over time, the service operates on
enterprise grade equipment.
Q. How much is it?
A. What is free, stays free. Additional premium services are available. You can view the premium service features here, or at any time.
Q. I have my own domain, can you host the DNS for it too?
A. Certainly. You can navigate to the 'domains' link on the left, and add it in.