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300,000 queries/month = ?

Greetings everyone.

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)

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  • As normal user you don't archive 300k/ month.

    You can also use an test account and check it by yourself

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    • DynamicNotSlow Thanks for the answer. Yeah... I think it's a very high number and I just have the free account.

      But... Could you explain me... What this numbers of queries mean?

      It's somethink like "300,000 tickets when you visit a website or connect on a IPTV channel or streaming content?

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      • DynamicNotSlow
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      • DynamicNotSlow
      • 6 mths ago
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      Alisson Pereira not every request end in new DNS query because of cache.

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  • 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

    https://help.nextdns.io/t/p8hmvaw/what-happens-after-300k-queries

    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

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    • Greg B. Thanks for your answer. Wow... Really it's a large number of queries. Here the DNS will be share only with the cable connections. WI-FI will still use the router/modem standard.

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      • Greg B.
      • nisten
      • 6 mths ago
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      Alisson Pereira So you plan on only using it for wired connections at the device level? You'll have your router/modem still use your ISP's dns or some 3rd party dns besides NextDNS?

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    • Greg B. Thanks for the answer. Unfortunatelly my internet provider doesn't give the password for the router/modem, so I can change the DNS on Windows network adapter only.

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      • nainar
      • nainar
      • 6 mths ago
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      Greg B. I'm reached the same amount after 10 hours of creating my account with 2 DEVICES. I don't what happened

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      • Martheen
      • Martheen
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      nainar Just check your logs?

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  • 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. 🙂☕

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      • aioyups
      • aioyups
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      Jörgen you can minimize the query by enabling cache-boost in account setting. Or simply set min cache ttl in the router for like 10 or 15 minutes or more until you get below 10k query per day.

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      • Jorgen_A
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      aioyups I'm already using cache-boost with extended TTL and is below 10k queries (around 8-9K). Feel like I wanna pay $2 per month anyway to support NextDNS development and not have to worry that protection stops working if going over 300K. 🙂

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      • aioyups
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      Jörgen yup it's good to buy pro if the amount of query already too many. Plus unlimited query and configuration means we can use it for parent and grandparent home too, saves the bucks. 😄

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      • DynamicNotSlow
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      Jörgen that's how I handle it too.

      Good choice!

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  • May i know what is the etc? 

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