• PowerDNS supports DNSSEC in DNS clustering, while BIND/named does not.
  • PowerDNS uses the pdns_control utility to control the nameserver functions, while BIND/named uses rndc to administer these functions.
  • PowerDNS does not provide a recursive/caching nameserver and thus requires external nameservers in the resolv.conf file, while BIND/named does provide a recursive/caching nameserver.