300,000 queries/month = ?
I've been having problems since yesterday using Google's Public DNS to access the internet. I changed the network adapter settings to "automatically assign a DNS server". I was able to browse the pages again, but when I try to watch streaming like Looke, Paramount+ or IPTV the transmission is very bad.
I researched the website DNS Performance/Public DNS and found you as #1 in South America (General Performance).
Checking the website, I saw that it is not "totally" a free service, there is a limitation of "300,000 queries/month". What would "300,000 queries" be?
Would it be... Each time I accessed a page on the internet or connected to a streaming service would it count as "use of 1 query"? And I can use the Free service until I "use connections 300,000 times"?
Please enlighten me about these queries.
Thank you for your attention.
(the site has a server in a state in the same region as me)
There's a free plan (up to 300k queries) and pain plans (unlimited queries). You can still use NextDNS as a standard dns resolver once you're past the free 300k limit but some of the features will be disabled until the next month when the limit is reset
Any dns requests that query your NextDNS endpoints will count towards the limit. Alot of dns requests are passive (where things are being queried without you explicitly accessing a website or launching an app, those would be active dns requests). I've attached a snippet of the amount of queries my home has used in the last 24 hours so you can get a ballpark estimate on the amount of queries you can expect; For reference I have two people in my household and have around 10 devices using my NextDNS endpoints
I use around 200-250k queries each month (even if using the DNS-cache), but I still have a Pro-account to support NextDNS and it's future development. It doesn't cost more than a small coffee each month and is by far the best DNS-service out there, so I will happily pay for it to protect my privacy/security.