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New license pricing

The price depends on the license size (number of zones) (1) and the number of licenses (2):

  Single license 2 or more licenses
Price per license
"5 zones" license US$ 79.00 US$ 69.00
"25 zones" license US$ 129.00 US$ 99.00
"100 zones" license US$ 189.00 US$ 149.00
"1000 zones" license US$ 269.00 US$ 219.00
"Unlimited zones" license    US$ 379.00 US$ 299.00

(1) License size (number of zones):
The license size that you need (see below) depends on the number of domains (zones) you want to host on your server.
Note that reverse zones and secondary zones also count towards the license size.
If you will only be using Simple DNS Plus to resolve other domain names on the Internet (not to host your own domains), then you can use the smallest license size (5 zones).

(2) Number of licenses:
You need one license for each installed instance of Simple DNS Plus (both primary and secondary servers).

Additional license pricing

If you already have one or more current Simple DNS Plus licenses and want to add one more (of the same size), you can buy this additional license at the "2 or more licenses" rate from the table above above.

Upgrade pricing (version / size)

Version upgrade (from earlier version to v. 6.0):

  Single license    2 or more licenses
Price per license
"5 zones" license US$ 39.00 US$ 34.00
"25 zones" license US$ 59.00 US$ 49.00
"100 zones" license US$ 89.00 US$ 69.00
"1000 zones" license US$ 119.00 US$ 99.00
"Unlimited zones" license    US$ 149.00 US$ 119.00

Note that if you purchased a new license or an upgrade on or after April 20th 2015, then you are covered by the one year free upgrade protection (v. 6.0 was released on April 20th 2016). In this case your license is also valid with v. 6.0. Simply use the same license key with v. 6.0. Note that re-activation is required, so you will need your key when upgrading.

Upgrading from an earlier version to a larger v. 6.0 license (more zones):
The upgrade price is the version upgrade price for the old license size (see table above) + the difference between v. 6.0 new license pricing (see above) for the old license size and the new license size.
For example if you have 2 older version "25 zones" licenses and want to upgrade these to v. 6.0 "100 zones" licenses, the total upgrade price would be 2 x (49 + 149 - 99) = $198.00.

Upgrading from an earlier version to a smaller v. 6.0 license (fewer zones):
You may upgrade to a smaller license at the prices in the "Version upgrade prices" table above (no credit for license size reduction).
For example if you have a single "unlimimted zones" license for an older version, you can upgrade this to a "1000 zones" license for v. 6.0, for $99.00.

License size upgrade pricing (from a v. 6.0 license to a larger v. 6.0 license - more zones):
The upgrade price is the difference between new license pricing (see above) for the old license size and the new license size + $15 per license.
For example if you have 2 version 6.0 "25 zones" licenses and want to upgrade these to "100 zones" licenses, the total upgrade price would be 2 x (149 - 99 + 15) = $130.00.

Free upgrade protection

With any license purchase (new or upgrade), you receive one year of free upgrade protection. This upgrade protection entitles you to receive any updated version of the software for free, regardless of minor or major update, within a year of the purchase.

Educational licenses

We also offer a special free license type for educational use - like classroom training and similar scenarios.
Click here for details.

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