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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...



A URL in Any Language - Internationalized Domain Name

DOMAINS   DEREK MANNING   0 COMMENTS

The web address in the browser which connects web users to website content has long remained limited to Latin characters until the application of Internationalized Domain Name in May 2010. Nowadays, we are witnessing more and more full-length URLs in non-La...



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....



Protect your website against DDos attack

TIPS & TRICKS   LAUREN ANDERSON   0 COMMENTS

The cyber-attack that brought down much of America’s internet back in October was caused by a DDos attack on one of the major DNS service provider, bringing down websites including Twitter, the Guardian, Netflix, Reddit, CNN and many others in Europe and the US. <...



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....