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DNS Servers: Authoritative vs. Recursive vs. Root vs. TLD

DNS   LAUREN ANDERSON   3 COMMENTS

DNS is a global system for mapping human-readable domain names to numeric IP addresses. There are 4 types of DNS servers involved in the process and they work in harmony to complete the task: recursive name server, root name server, TLD name server and last but not leas...



Are you familiar with these DNS records: CAA, URI, LOC

DNS   DEREK MANNING   3 COMMENTS

We are happy to anounce that we have added support for 3 more DNS records: CAA (Certification Authority Authorization), URI (Uniform Resource Identifier), LOC (Location). ...



What is TTL or Time to Live and what TTL to set for DNS records?

DNS   DEREK MANNING   1 COMMENTS

Time to live (TTL) is one basic element of DNS records. It is the period of time in computer and computer networking technology that a unit of data such as a packet experiences before it should be discarded. TTL tells local resolving name servers how long ...



DNS Failover: server monitoring and disaster recovery

DNS   LAUREN ANDERSON   2 COMMENTS

Server monitoring and DNS failover is a must-have for any individual and organization that interacts with customers via a website. Having a server go down is bad, not knowing about it and not having a reliable disaster recovery plan is even worse....



DNS dictionary: terms you should know

DNS   DEREK MANNING   1 COMMENTS

You’ve probably come across a lot of strange words and acronyms while setting up your domain name. Here are some of the most common ones that you should be aware of so you can sound smart with your friends. ...



What is DNS propagation and how long does it take?

DNS   DEREK MANNING   0 COMMENTS

Our support team gets asked a lot this question:

"I would like to use your service to manage my DNS. I have pointed the nameservers to you (all 5) and I populated my DNS records about 48 hours ago and some appear to have propagated successfully while others only partially...



How to flush DNS cache?

DNS   LAUREN ANDERSON   0 COMMENTS

DNS stands for Domain Name System. DNS servers convert a domain name (such as example.com) into an IP address (such as 128.10.132.102). If you have an IP address that constantly changes like most people, then the mapping changes from time to time. When you visit a...



What is DNS and how does it work?

DNS   DEREK MANNING   0 COMMENTS

To inexperienced users the Domain Name System (DNS) can seem very complicated. While it can in some cases be complex, DNS problems can be easily diagnosed once you understand the basic core ideas behind it....



6 useful DNS tools for network troubleshooting

DNS   DEREK MANNING   3 COMMENTS

When troubleshooting problems using our dynamic DNS service to host a website at home, connect to your work computer remotely or other online services, it can be very useful to have access to online tools that can help you narrow down the problems. Luckily, we provide these ...