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PowerDNS Admin

This is a Grails based Web-UI tool, for managing DNS zones and records. It works with the PowerDNS DNS Server when using a MySQL or PostgreSQL backend. It requires a Java Servlet Container (eg. Tomcat or Jetty) to run.


You can try the demo at, where you can login as hostmaster/secret

After creating a domain and some records, you can query the nameserver (eg. with the dig command):

$ dig +short - which would output an IP-address if the record was found.


  • Java SDK version 6 or later
  • Java application server such as Tomcat, Jetty, Glassfish ...
  • PowerDNS w. MySQL or PostgreSQL backend.


For installation instructions, please see Installation.


For configuration options, please see Configuration.