First Release Candidate of PowerDNS Recursor 4.4.0


We are proud to announce the first release candidate of what should become PowerDNS Recursor 4.4.0.

Compared to the beta release, this release fixes two bugs:

• Only do QName Minimization for the names inside a forwarded domain,
• Fix the parsing of dont-throttle-netmasks in the presence of dont-throttle-names.

Please refer to the changelog for details.

We want to thank everyone that contributed to the testing of the beta release, and invite you to contribute to the testing of this release candidate!

The tarball (signature) is available at and packages for CentOS 6, 7 and 8, Debian Stretch and Buster, Ubuntu Xenial, Bionic and Focal are available from

Please send us all feedback and issues you might have via the mailing list, or in case of a bug, via GitHub.

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