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#1 RossMAN  OFFLINE  

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Posted Sep 15, 2004 - 9:42 am

This is a continuation of saxguy's thread regarding fast DNS propagation.

Thanks to Josh Powell's informative post, I am seriously looking into this:


ZoneEdit.com seems to be the most popular but others seem more polished and professional.
EasyDns.com seems impressive but $19.95/yr per domain is a little spendy. Is it worth it?
SecuritySpace.com looks good, $10/yr per domain though.
DNSMadeEasy.com is most likely where I'll order from, $29.95/yr for 50 domains? What's the catch?

Anyone have personal experience with any of these providers or have alternative suggestions?

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Posted Sep 15, 2004 - 9:57 am

ZoneEdit.com seems to be the most popular but others seem more polished and professional.
EasyDns.com seems impressive but $19.95/yr per domain is a little spendy. Is it worth it?


I've used the above 2 and they're quite solid, however, you don't need to use them if all you're looking for is a fast DNS update ability.

simply set your TTL (which is used for negative caching) to a low value and it will update as quick as that value (of course after the original TTL has passed).

DNS updates are quicker these days as well as nameserver updates (Verisign is now updating their db hourly?)

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Posted Sep 15, 2004 - 9:59 am

In my quest to learn more about DNS, I might buy "Dns and Bind" by O'Reilly.

Hopefully I can find it used somewhere for about $15.

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Posted Sep 15, 2004 - 10:04 am

I'll look over these and let you know what I think shortly..but to add to the list UltraDNS is probably the most high profile of them all..they do some large sites, and also control a root dns server ( basically meaning they are well trusted )

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Posted Sep 15, 2004 - 10:15 am

Here is a good WHT thread with a few more suggestions :)

Thanks DH and nick for your replies.

nick - I look forward to your comments.

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Posted Sep 15, 2004 - 1:30 pm

Hi Ross :)

Just what I need, another forum to visit :nahnah:

ZoneEdit.com seems to be the most popular but others seem more polished and professional.


I can't really recommend any others and wouldn't as I've always been extremely satisfied with them.

However I will say don't be fooled into thinking that ZoneEdit is any less professional just because their site is, well basic. As I mentioned at HTTPme, I'd rather have my DNS run by geeks and someone who concentrates on keeping the backend systems (the DNS itself) up and running than marketing and providing a pretty frontend. They've been around for many years now and they also provide the DNS services for some very large, high profile companies.

I did look at UltraDNS also as they have an excellent reputation, however was put off by their *very* high pricing.

DNS and Bind is an excellent book! I did own it but gave it to someone only a month or so ago, otherwise you'd be more than welcome to have it.

I decided not to try to manage my own DNS as it's a complex beast and I can't be master of everything :)

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Posted Sep 15, 2004 - 2:01 pm

Okay, I would recommend ZoneEdit.com out of the above bang for buck wise. UltraDNS is indeed "very expensive" and mostly used for large sites..I use them for one domain, they were great..but yeah, $6/month or so for one domain. ZoneEdit.com has been around - they seem to have done fairly well in the past. Very few complaints....but I've never used them, so I can't speak for their service. UltraDNS uses a custom nameserver package, not bind, etc..that way if there's ever a major BIND exploit out, they will be safe. They also have servers all across the world so the users always get the quickest replies...in the grand scheme of things, it's all very small....but...they are the best at what they do. Give ZoneEdit.com's trial a shot..can't hurt :)

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Posted Sep 15, 2004 - 2:06 pm

josh and nick - Excellent advice, thank you. I think I'll give ZoneEdit.com a try, they seem to know what they're doing and have a solid reputation :)

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Posted Sep 15, 2004 - 3:48 pm

No probs :) If you need any help with ZoneEdit (the site can be a little confusing until you get used to things), let me know.

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Posted Sep 15, 2004 - 4:03 pm

No probs :)

If you need any help with ZoneEdit (the site can be a little confusing until you get used to things), let me know.

Chances are I will take you up on your offer :)

Would you please PM me your AIM and/or MSN?

Thanks!

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Posted Sep 15, 2004 - 4:39 pm

apparently i'm too late to come here, but i would recommend ZoneEdit also. i have been using it with a couple of lightly used domains since 2000. i think i went and get some free namezero domains, use ZoneEdit to host the DNS and use free Everyone.net webmail for e-mail. those were fun days, no money needed, and i can provide free webmail for everybody! :)

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Posted Sep 15, 2004 - 6:06 pm

I used dnsmadeeasy for about a year plus another program that would automatically update the IP numbers because I used dsl line. WOrked good but was slow as they site was heavy with graphics. Dnsmadeeasy is good. THere isn't a catch... or I didn't see one.

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Posted Sep 15, 2004 - 7:51 pm

Ugh, yet another subject I know next to nothing about that I really need to bone up on.

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Posted Sep 15, 2004 - 8:23 pm

Ugh, yet another subject I know next to nothing about that I really need to bone up on.

Hey we're in the same boat :)

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Posted Sep 15, 2004 - 8:39 pm

Hey we're in the same boat :)

Wanna go steady? :heart:

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Posted Sep 15, 2004 - 8:41 pm

Wanna go steady? :heart:



you two are soo cute :giggle:

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Posted Sep 15, 2004 - 8:42 pm

if you guys want to learn DNS the hard way, check this out:

http://www.granitecanyon.com

you gotta write your zone file line by line :)

hardcore stuff.

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Posted Sep 15, 2004 - 9:02 pm

saxguy, that URL doesn't even load for me.

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Posted Sep 15, 2004 - 9:22 pm

saxguy, that URL doesn't even load for me.


try copy and paste, it's your forum's forwarding feature that's messed up.

i have been doing that for every url linked from this forum :)

Edit: well what do you know, it works now! :confused:

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Posted Sep 15, 2004 - 9:23 pm

Try http://www.granitecanyon.com

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Posted Sep 15, 2004 - 9:29 pm

saxguy, great web site chocked full of information. I might even make a small donation to it, thanks.



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