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Leaving for Adguard

Greetings. I've been a long time user of NextDNS, and have decided that due to lack of new features, as well as zero feedback on bug reports, that this project is all but dead. I haven't seen any new features in well over a year, and the proxy app for Windows machines is an absolute joke compared to the competition.

I hope the developers are paying attention, b/c they have made a masterclass on how to lose customers: Zero innovation. Adguard is leaps and bounds better, and allows configuring separate DNS servers (NextDNS would call these "configuration profiles" but it's a much weaker concept in NDNS) and has much better reporting. It also supports QUIC, and is the only vendor to do so.

While NextDNS is a quality product, due to lack of new development and zero input on glaring bugs, you've shown you aren't listening to your customers. I can no longer recommend this service in good faith as well. I am a developer of over 20 years, and am baffled as to what work is actually being done on this product. So long.

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    • Jeronimo
    • 2 wk ago
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    Maybe this helps, if you check your dns settings https://cmdns.dev.dns-oarc.net You see difference in adguard and controld and nextdns 馃槈

      • Agi_Ga
      • 2 wk ago
      • Reported - view

       Yes - I also made the test. ControlD and NextDNS are doing fine - AdGuard DNS not so good. 

      Do you see any difference between ControlD and NextDNS?

      • Jeronimo
      • 2 wk ago
      • Reported - view

       not really but maybe because i used only default settings of these services鈥

    • Oli.1
    • 2 wk ago
    • Reported - view

    You don't have to ditch NextDNS if you use AdGuard! I use AdGuard with NextDNS-over-QUIC. Works beautifully although AdGuard occasionally blocks stuff that has been whitelisted! The only thing I'm missing in NextDNS logs is the possibility to see the owner of a network request, i.e. which app initiated a request. It's hard to tell if a request is legit just by glancing at the domain name. I would also wish that disabling NextDNS would fallback on whichever DNS IPs I have setup (e.g. 1.1.1.1 or other).

    • beegle
    • 12 days ago
    • Reported - view

    We鈥檝e used NextDNS for four years and loved it for the first two-three.  Our fourth year of subscription ends in 7 days and we are done with it too.  We鈥檙e attaching a Raspberry Pi to our network with Adguard Home or Pi-hole installed on it and I find it hard to believe we鈥檒l be looking back.  Yeah, there are six or seven services out there like NextDNS out there that are very capable but I don鈥檛 want to get burned again.  Really, really wish NextDNS had continued being maintained.

      • NextDNs
      • 12 days ago
      • Reported - view

       just curious, do you have a particular issue or is it something else?

      • beegle
      • 5 days ago
      • Reported - view

      It is the latency, the lack of updates, and the bugs not being worked on that I have issue with.  There used to be visible work on attempts at improving the service and latency issues but that all seems to have stopped.

      • NextDNs
      • 5 days ago
      • Reported - view

      did you report your latency issue? If not, please create a new post and submit a https://nextdns.io/diag. If you check this forum, you will see we generally fix most latency problems. A few can鈥檛 be solved easily, but that鈥檚 not common. If you find bugs, please report them. We are not aware of any major bugs on our platform and are keen to fix bugs timely when discovered.

      • Miixms
      • 5 days ago
      • Reported - view

      purchase better and more servers like datapacket.com hosting

    • RandomThing223
    • 4 days ago
    • Reported - view

    Same here. I have a 15 year licence with adguard for $130, includes their vpn too. 
    Its just better value, when  i started to dig into Nextdns they have way to many different rented servers at fault for so many endless issues. 

    I left them, found that sweet deal on a vpn and got a killer dns too with it; hard to go wrong. 
    Even on reddit tons of people are bitching about nextdns. 

    • K_Whitewind
    • 3 days ago
    • Reported - view

    Not really sure why people are still using NextDNS tbh when the founders have started dns0.eu and used NextDNS data as part of it according their website. NextDNS is no longer listed on any respected privacy resource.

      • NextDNs
      • 3 days ago
      • Reported - view

       this is a false allegation. No data is shared with dns0. We are not listed as a public resolver because we are not one; you need an account to use our service.

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