DNS Hosting

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  1. DavidRa

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    Simple enough question - where are people hosting DNS nowadays? I have a customer with multiple registrar accounts (which we're going to merge, somehow) and multiple DNS hosts - some Telstra CustData, others could be anywhere.

    CustData doesn't support DNS CAA, but at least it's easy to delegate to. I host my own stuff at HE.Net but that feels too ... IDK, "tight-ass". Melbourne IT itself used to be horrible to try to create anything other than A and CNAME records, but who knows it might be better now? And them hosting themselves isn't an option (hmm, maybe Azure can do it?)

    So fire away please :)
     
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    Ah yes AWS and Route 53 (there's something hosted there already, actually). Because if you're hosting a website in AWS, god forbid you don't hand over all the keys to that kingdom. I'm sure it's better now but when that one was set up it was, "You can create A records for AWS services, GL with much else" if I recall correctly - or at least, that was my impression from the docs.
     
  4. elvis

    elvis Old school old fool

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    We're using Rackspace Cloud DNS. Was in place when I got here, and it's served us reliably enough that I've never wanted to get rid of it.
     
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    Route53 offers much more than this, all standard DNS entries, plus some good things with health checks for intelligent dns load balancing and failover.

    My recommendation would be CloudFlare for most use cases.
     
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    We use DNS Made Easy, never had any trouble, using one of the enterprise packs with 50 domains and 10 fail over DNS records, bought an extra 10 since they worked so well.
     
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    We're in about the same situation. Absolute cluster fuck of DNS and DNS providers.

    Been trialing Cloudflare on one of our smaller domains and its been awesome, if only for the easy management. Looking at moving all our other domains over shortly too. Their basic free package is amazing for what you get, site caching, traffic analysis, DDOS protection, etc.
     
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    Hurricane Electric here as well, only thing wanting to make me move is lack of an API. Otherwise NSD is pretty easy to configure *wink wink*
     
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    throwing DynDNS into the ring too. been suing them for over a decade, never an issue.
     
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    elvis Old school old fool

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    Sounds like some hefty legal fees.

    :p
     
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    but when the payday comes,. ka-ching!
     
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    Agg Lord of the Pings

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    Been using Route53 for OCAU for years. 50c a month per domain and maybe another 50c to $1 in fees. Seems to work well.
     
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    Now? Yes absolutely. When that one AWS domain was set up not so much (it was years ago after all). I think the specific sticking point was SRV records - I remember grumbling about it extensively whatever it was though!

    NSD? Typo for DNS I assume? I have no dramas with it but man the crap I've seen. "It's always DNS" is true. But the root cause is people not understanding what things mean.
     
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    No, no, NSD is a BIND replacement (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NSD). It's much nicer than BIND and still ISC approved.
     
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    Oh! Nah they're not in a position to do their own DNS hosting (despite my general disdain for "cloud", I think DNS (for example) actually does belong there).
     
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    Not sure what you mean by "ISC approved"? Its a competing authoritative DNS implementation from the one that ISC develops, in BIND. Do you mean RFC compliant instead?

    Also depends on what you're doing with DNS, for simple use cases NSD is fine, BIND does certain things that work better when you're doing complex things. Things that you'll never come across in an enterprise use case anyway, only if you're doing TLD DNS with some "fun" scenarios.
     
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    A combination of Cloudflare and DNSmadeeasy. Been using them both for a number of years DNSMadeeasy probably close to 15. I'd move all of my domains to Cloudflare without hesitation but it's just a CBF situation of updating all of the domain's. Over the years it would be a nominal amount of times we've ever encountered any impact as the result of outages.
     
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    CloudFlare both as registrar and DNS provider, i got in, in wave 8.
     
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    We use both Route53 and Google Cloud DNS (https://cloud.google.com/dns/) for various domains. Both work very well and fairly easy to use.

    It really annoys me that many registrars and providers don't support multiple user account. In a business shared credentials to DNS control panels in a recipe for disaster.
     
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    Using Azure because O365.
     

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