Visit the lounge for ways to get help with all aspects of OpenNIC.

Closest Tier 2 servers to your location (ordered from nearest to farthest and sorted by reliability and unique administrators): (NY, US) (CO, US) (TX, US) (IA, US)

For a list of nameservers ordered by distance click here. For a complete list of DNS servers along with information about each one, see

Interested in modifying your DNS settings to access OpenNIC servers? Try one of the wizards! (We are always looking for more wizards on other platforms...if interested in developing one, please contact us.)
  • Android (SetDNS) Please consider supporting the developer of this app by downloading the SetDNS Pro version!

Want to see what OpenNIC is all about? Access via an OpenNIC proxy (use the search engines below to start your journey).

  • If you are interested in volunteering to help with one of the working groups below, please contact the group coordinator.

What is OpenNIC?

OpenNIC is a user controlled Network Information Center offering a democratic and non-national alternative to the traditional Top-Level Domain registries. In case you were looking for them, traditional TLDs are currently served by Network Solutions with policies set by ICANN.

Use of OpenNIC DNS servers, will allow host name resolution in the Legacy U.S. Government DNS, OpenNIC operated namespaces, and those namespaces with which the OpenNIC has peering agreements.

This wiki... an access controlled work area for OpenNIC working groups (WGs). In accordance with OpenNIC's open access philosophy, working group notes are world-readable. Write access to the various WG areas is however limited only to participants (in order to provide a high signal-to-noise ratio). For more information on how to use this wiki, see: WikiCategory first, and then: CategoryWiki.

If you would like to register an account, please contact the wikimaster (brian at opennicproject dot org).

How you can help...

The main thing anyone can do to help is to become a member. Sign up at and join our mailing list! The other great thing you can do to help is to spread the word, even if you don't use our TLDs our DNS network is still the quickest around!

To volunteer assistance with any of these tasks, please enter your name on the relevant project page, then make contact with other team members! These and other 'side projects' are listed at OpenNIC Projects. Once the above tasks are near completion, more will be posted. NB Project areas are currently limited in order to allow timeous forward progress. Should you perchance have ideas for future projects though, please, do get in touch. We are always open to suggestions.

Need help getting started?

There are plenty of OpenNIC folks available to help with whatever problem you may be having with an OpenNIC server, setup to resolve OpenNIC TLDs, volunteering to set up a Tier 2 server, etc. Please use one of the following contact methods (listed in order of preference). The OpenNIC administrators monitor all of these, and you'll usually receive a response within hours.


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