The feeling was that a new DNS server needed to be made. So I started developing MaraDNS. It was a lot of work; DNS is a non-trivial protocol.
Six years have passed since then and a number of DNS servers have come and gone. The ones that are still being actively maintained are my own MaraDNS, NSD, and PowerDNS. 
However, whenever a discussion about DNS servers comes up, we get the same BIND-vs-DjbDNS flame war rehashed over and over again. The flame wars are based on the following outdated bits of information:
- BIND has privilege escalation security holes coming out every month (not true since BIND9 became viable in 2002 or 2003)
- DjbDNS has no security holes (not true: DjbDNS has an unpatched remote denial of service security hole)
- There are no free DNS servers besides BIND and DjbDNS (Not true; there are three other active open-source DNS servers)
So, people, wake up and smell the coffee. There are no less than three other DNS servers. Being actively maintained. We are no longer in a BIND-and-DjbDNS world. BIND is no longer a remote root exploit waiting to happen.
 There are some other DNS servers that are no longer actively maintained or on life support: pdnsd (the last update is from a year ago) and posadis (last update three years ago). There's also MyDNS (last update almost two years ago), which is a "one trick pony" DNS server for people who want to use a database to manage DNS records.