F5 DNS Cloud Service Pricing

F5 Cloud Services charges monthly for services consumed in the preceding month. You are billed only for resources used.

Two factors determine pricing for the DNS Cloud Service:

  • The number of hosted zones
  • The number of queries

Number of hosted zones

The number of hosted zones is charged monthly and is based on the highest number of zones reached during the month.

The charge is tiered; the more zones you host, the lower the fee. When you exceed the limit of a tier, the next zone and subsequent zones are charged at the rate for the next tier.

Free tier 1 free zone
Zone tier 1 $.20 per zone - Up to 25 zones
Zone tier 2 $.10 per zone - 26 to 10,000 zones
Zone tier 3 $.03 per zone - Over 10,000 zones

Number of queries

The query volume fee is charged monthly and is based on the total number of queries made during the month in increments of 1 million (rounded up to the nearest million).

The charge is tiered; the more query volume you receive, the lower the fee. When you exceed a given tier, the next query and subsequent queries are charged at the rate for the next tier.

Free tier Up to 3 million queries
Query tier 1 $.40 per million queries - Up to 1 billion
Query tier 2 $.20 per million queries - Over 1 billion

Free tier

All users have a free tier, which is useful when you want to try the service without incurring any charges.

If usage stays below the free tier thresholds, no charges apply. Any usage beyond the free tier is charged at standard rates.

The free tier includes:

  • 1 free zone per month
  • 3 million queries per month (~1 query per second)

Pricing examples

Example 1

This pricing example is for a customer who has 200 zones and receives a total of 50 million queries per month.

Item Rate Total
1 zone $0 (free tier) $0
25 zones $.40 (zone tier 1) $10
174 zones $.10 (zone tier 2) $17.40
3 M queries $0 (free tier) $0
47 M queries $.40 (query tier 1) $18.80
Monthly Total $46.20

Example 2

This pricing example is for a customer who has 10 zones and receives a total of 1.235 billion queries per month.

Item Rate Total
1 zone $0 (free tier) $0
9 zones $.40 (zone tier 4) $3.60
3 M queries $0 (free tier) $0
1,000 M queries $.40 (query tier 1) $20
232 M queries $.20 (query tier 2) $46.40
Monthly Total $70