NS1 Connect makes it easy to manage DNS resources and implement advanced configurations to optimize application delivery, performance, and end-user experience. It is a cloud-based platform that consolidates deployment and configuration for all NS1 products and is accessible via the NS1 Connect portal or API. This article explains how to create a free developer account with NS1.
A valid credit card is required during account creation to secure the service and prevent fraudulent account sign-ups. A small verification charge ($2.00) may be incurred to confirm credit card authorization which will be credited back. NS1 will not charge you unless your usage exceeds the NS1 free-tier limits.
Specify a username and password, enter your billing information, and select a plan.
By default, passwords must contain between 8-32 characters. Contact the NS1 support team to request enhanced password strength requirements for all users associated with the account including:
Minimum length of 12 characters
No leading or trailing spaces (spaces between characters are permitted; eight maximum)
At least one uppercase character
At least one numerical character
At least one special character (for example: !, #, @, $)
For more information, refer to Password & session management
The Starter version of the Free Developer plan is free of charge within the usage limits. NS1 will only bill you in the event your account sees DNS query overages. Overages are billed at $8.00 USD for every one million queries per month.