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Basic DNS terms you should know.

If you own or plan to start an online business, congrats! You got an ambitious and exciting mission that only the bravest and smartest can comply with. But, to make it, there’s an inevitable step: you must conquer the DNS world first! 

Start your ninja training now, understanding some of its basic DNS terms.

Domain Name System (DNS).

The first on the list of our DNS terms, of course is the Domain Name System. It is the great solution to make the use of the Internet as easy as it’s now. It’s a very helpful database that translates domain names into their corresponding IP addresses to be found and loaded.

Before finding a host was done through its IP address, a numerical string like 185.160.1.1 (IPv4) or 1580:cb11:2045:1::c530:d6a1 (IPv6). 

Numbers are great and easy for machines to communicate and execute their processes, but this was not too simple for humans. Imagine memorizing the IP address of every website you want to visit! Therefore, this system was created for hosts to have catchy names, easy for humans to remember, like example.com

Domain name.

The second one in our list of DNS terms is the domain name. It is a line of text for mapping an IP address. It’s used for accessing websites by typing easy and memorable names instead of their corresponding numerical addresses, called IP addresses. You type example.com, instead of 1580:cb11:2045:1::c530:d6a1.

IP address.

An IP address is a line of numbers, divided by periods, used to identify websites, computers, and routers. Every IP address is unique, and it’s mathematically created and allocated by IANA, the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority.

IP addresses hold location information vital for finding and identifying machines. Besides, they are needed for devices to communicate and exchange information on a network.

DNS query.

A DNS query, also known as a DNS request, is a petition of DNS information that a user sends to a DNS server via his or her device and browser. The most common DNS query is the one you send every time you want to visit a website. You type a domain name, and a DNS query to get the associated IP address of such domain is sent to a DNS server. Without this information, the website can’t be loaded for the user. 

DNS records. 

The DNS records are simple text files hosted on the authoritative name server and have instructions about the domain like its IP address, the services that a host uses, records for authentication purposes, and more. 

An example of one is the A record that connects the domain name and its IPv4 address. 

Authoritative name server.

An authoritative name server is the type of server that holds all the DNS records of a domain name and other web resources. Once a DNS query has been sent, a process to get the necessary IP address for loading a domain name starts. And an authoritative name server is the last server that participates in such a process. It’s the one that will deliver the A record that contains the IP address.

Recursive server.

A recursive server has a searcher vocation. Every time a DNS query is sent from a user’s device, this server will take it, and it will start a searching process in which it will query different servers until it gets the DNS data needed to answer such query. When it looks for the associated IP address of a domain name, its goal is to reach the authoritative name server, to finally obtain the A record that contains that IP address.

Recursive servers can cache the results of their searches for a period of time defined by the TTL (time-to-live) of every DNS record. If the information queried is not saved in its cache anymore, it has to do the whole searching process again by querying other servers. 

Conclusion.

DNS has its own and very specific rules and processes. However, if you want to survive and successfully complete your mission, this is a good starting point! Success, DNS ninja! 

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DNS outage: explained.

You have to pay urgently to some providers, and after several tries, your bank website is unreachable. You have been chasing a promotion to renew some equipment. The promotion appears, but when you try to load the website, you receive only error messages. 

As clients, we all have experienced this more than once. We hate the website, and we don’t feel like giving it another chance. It will take a long time to forget the bad experience.

On the other side, as online business owners, we don’t want to suffer this because we understand its cost for our pockets and reputation!

What is a DNS outage?

DNS outage, also known as DNS downtime, is that period of time the DNS is not working.

You know that the resolution process is vital for accessing your domain name. If DNS fails, the process to translate it to its IP address won’t be possible. Therefore, your website could not be located, so its content won’t be reachable.

What can cause a DNS outage?

There are different causes for the DNS to fail.

Human errors. 

Misconfiguration for sure could lead to a DNS outage. And it can happen both to experts and novices. For example, a single mistake while typing the domain name’s IP address, a script error, or something wrong while setting up a firewall can be enough for the DNS to stop working. 

Having only one authoritative name server.

Businesses can definitely work with a single authoritative server. Especially small and medium ones take such decision. But the lack of redundancy can mean DNS outages every time that server requires the normal maintenance, updates, fixes, or suffers a cyber attack. That’s why having a secondary DNS server is widely recommended for answering queries uninterruptedly. 

Technical or climate problems on data centers facilities.

No matter the provider and type of service you pick, your authoritative name server (one or more) will live in a data center. Accidents, technical failures (electricity outages), and extreme weather (floods, fire…) can affect those places.

Again, redundancy is the choice not to suffer a DNS outage. If a tragedy occurs in a data center and kills the authoritative name server you had there, you hopefully have another in a different location. That way, the resolution to queries won’t be interrupted. 

Delays while propagating updates or changes. 

Editions, clearing, or adding to your business DNS records can be frequently required as a part of your normal operation. Unfortunately, such changes take time to be propagated to every machine on a network, especially if it’s a big one. 

In the meantime, for instance, an old IP address can still be saved in recursive servers’ cache. Then, when they take clients’ queries, they can provide this IP address, and it won’t work. Until they get the update, meaning that the operation will get back on track when the propagation process gets completed successfully.

Talking strictly, this is not a DNS outage. It’s not a DNS failure. But it will be perceived that way by the clients that won’t reach your domain name. 

DDoS attacks.

This is an extreme cause of DNS outage but, sadly, a possible one. Those attacks’ objective is to shut down your domain name by overwhelming your DNS servers with huge traffic loads.

DDoS prevention is crucial. An efficient solution for load balancing is a good investment!

Conclusion.

A DNS outage is like a heart attack for your online business. Don’t allow this to stop your operation and damage your image. Instead, be aware of its causes, to prevent them on time! 

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​What is a DNS zone file?

​Some DNS background.

The DNS is a system of managing domains and IP addresses. It has a specific tree-like structure built with hierarchy. For administrative purposes and to make the whole system more manageable and decentralized, it uses delegated partitions called DNS zone. The DNS zone is a part of the Domain namespace that has its autonomy of management.

​What is a DNS zone file?

Each of the delegated partitions called DNS zones has a DNS zone file where the DNS administrator for each zone can add instruction, settings, authentication mechanisms, and more for the zone. They are in the form of DNS records – simple text instructions that other computers and sometimes people can read and understand.

So, the DNS administrator of a zone controls it by adding and removing DNS records, and all that data is saved in a DNS zone file.

DNS records could be:

  • DNS A record – a domain to its IPv4 address link.
  • DNS AAAA record – a domain to IPv6 address link.
  • DNS SOA record – showing information about the start of authority and zone transfering. It is a must-have on every zone file. It also includes information about the administrator of the zone.
  • DNS MX record – a domain to its incoming mail server link.
  • DNS TXT record – a specific DNS record that could be used for many different verification and authentication mechanisms.
  • DNS SRV record – indicating services that the host uses and their parameters.
  • And more…

​Who can you edit it?

Only the administrator of a particular zone can edit the particular zone file. It does it by adding new DNS records, modifying existing records, or deleting them.

​Where can you find the DNS zone file?

Each DNS zone needs to be hosted on a DNS server. If it is a Primary DNS zone file, it will be hosted on a Primary Authoritative DNS server. In case it is a Secondary DNS zone, it will have a copy of the zone file from the Primary DNS zone, and it will be hosted on a Secondary DNS server.

How can you get information about a DNS zone?

You can perform a DNS query and get different DNS records of a domain name with typical DNS probing tools like Nslookup, Dig command, Host command, and more. You will have access to only publicly available DNS records. There could be other DNS records that are for inside use only.

If you want to get a complete copy of the zone file, you can perform a zone transfer. Usually, the DNS administrators limit who can perform zone transfer, but you can use one of the above mention DNS commands and perform zone transfer if there is no limit set. You can get the whole zone file and later save it in a text document for further use.

​How to copy the DNS zone file of a Primary DNS zone to a Secondary DNS zone?

You can perform a complete zone transfer (AXFR) and get the zone file from the Primary DNS server to the Secondary DNS server.

In case you want to copy only the newest changes from the Primary DNS server to the Secondary DNS server, you need to perform an incomplete zone transfer (IXFR).

​To summarize:

The DNS zone file is a single file that contains all the DNS records for a DNS zone. All the instructions, indications, and settings that the DNS administrator of the zone has added.

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​DDoS-protected DNS service: Why do you need it?

If you are checking what DDoS-protected DNS service is, you probably already suffered from a DDoS attack. Now, they are more common than ever and damage online businesses. They might stop your server when you needed it the most and cause severe losses. It is clear that you need a way to stay safe and keep your online business running. You need DDoS protected DNS service! 

​What is DDoS protected DNS service?

DDoS protection or DDoS mitigation service refers to an additional DNS service that combines different tools and techniques to check traffic and stop DDoS attacks. The DDoS attacks are strong waves of traffic organized by cybercriminals that try to unstable your servers and make them incapable of responding to normal clients’ requests. 

What one protected DNS service should do is: 

  • Analyze the traffic deeply. Understand the normal patterns of the traffic and use them for comparison. 
  • Separate traffic. Understand what is human traffic and what is machine traffic. 
  • Filter. Filter the incoming traffic based on whitelisting or blacklisting and other parameters. The protection can distinguish and stop bad traffic.  
  • Monitor. Monitor the whole DNS traffic. If the system spots a strange pattern, it could activate different behavior and take actions to stop a potential DDoS attack. So, understanding the traffic is vital. 
  • Distribute the traffic. In some cases, just the load balancing could be enough to distribute the malicious traffic between the DNS server and resist the attack. 
  • Activate Failovers if needed. If one or more servers go down, it could notify you about the event and redirect the traffic to the rest of the DNS servers. Automatically, without the need of a human operator. 

​Why do you need DDoS protected DNS service?

  • Less downtime. If you have DDoS protection, your servers will resist a lot more to DDoS attacks and experience significantly less downtime. Your visitors will still be able to access your application or website. 
  • Good performance, even under attack. The distribution of traffic that a DNS service provider can offer you should be enough to manage the traffic well. So well, in fact, that your application or website will still be available and without a significant penalty in productivity. 
  • It will be more beneficial. Yes, downtime costs and it costs a lot. How much does a minute of it cost for you? What about an hour or a whole day? Compare this number to around 100 dollars per month, and you will see that DDoS-protected DNS service is really worth it. 
  • It is easy to manage. Don’t get me wrong, if you are not familiar with DNS, it might be a bit hard, but if you are, it will be very simple. Set it up once, and the monitors and failover mechanism could run almost 100% by themselves. Only if the attack is really strong, you, your IT team, and the customer service of the DNS provider will need to fight the DDoS attack together. 

​Conclusion

DDoS-protected DNS services are getting so common as the SSL/TLS certificates for the websites. They are not a must, but pretty much everybody who has a large e-commerce site or an important application gets it. Better protect that suffer downtime and wait many long hours until your domain gets accessible again. 

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Introduction to Anycast DNS

Anycast DNS explained.

Through Anycast DNS, several servers that are located in different geographical points can provide the same IP address. The DNS data for your domain name is duplicated on more than one server. You are able to choose a specific number of servers, depending on your needs. That way, your overall presence is going to be better.

When you are using Anycast, the most nearby server is going to answer the request of the user. In case one of your servers is offline due to maintenance or down for some reason, your website is still going to be reachable. The request will move to the second closest and available DNS server to resolve. As a result, the user’s request is going to be answered faster. Also, the overall experience is going to be improved in terms of loading time, waiting for a response, and so on.

How does it work?

Anycast network routing can route incoming requests over various data centers. The requests arrive in a singular IP address associated with the Anycast network. So, the network spreads the data based on a priority method. Choosing a particular data center will typically be adjusted based on reducing latency and selecting the data center closer to the requester. 

Advantages

  • Better uptime. It is possible for a server to fail, but the chance of a group of servers to fail at the same time is very low. So, your website is going to have better uptime, and your users could access it at any time.
  • Faster response time. The waiting time is way shorter when your servers’ responses are fast. Less potential clients are going to abandon your website.
  • Improved security. You can rely on other servers in case one of them gets compromised.
  • Rank on search engines. User experience includes waiting for a response, loading time, etc. Search engines don’t miss to rank better or worse your site based on these factors.

Anycast vs. Unicast DNS Routing

  • In Unicast DNS routing, the DNS resolver, an element on the DNS server accountable for discovering the authoritative DNS record for the demanded hostname, can get a list of many DNS name servers. It searches on the first one on the list. Then waits till it replies or there is a timeout, and then it is able to try the next on the list. This can cause high latency.
  • In Anycast DNS routing, resolvers are configured with only one anycast address for each group of name servers. That way, the latency is eliminated. The timeout delays with a non-responsive nameserver do not happen. Anycast routing automatically excludes unreachable points of presence (PoP). The DNS resolver is always routed to the closest and well-performing DNS server.

Why use Anycast DNS?

In case you have a website, service, or app, you probably want reliability and speed in each location. Nobody wants angry customers. With Anycast DNS, you achieve excellent performance at various places and handle the traffic effectively. The better network performance leads to more satisfied clients and then probably to more sales.

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What is cPanel?

cPanel is a software specially designed to supply a graphical interface for managing easily the daily tasks involved with hosting a website. 

Additionally, it provides you text interface (command line), automation tools to make administrative tasks easier, and API (application programming interface) based access. This last means a software interface that connects computers and different software. It helps you to manage the different programs you need to install for running your website.

cPanel functions.

Through cPanel, users can create databases, install content management systems (CMS) like WordPress, monitor available storage space and bandwidth, manage e-mails for the domain, the DNS, and so much more.

When you access your cPanel, you will see a complete menu with different choices (e-mail, files, SEO and Marketing tools, databases, domains, metrics, security, software, advanced preferences, applications, apps installer, etc.). You just have to click the icons of the functions you look for and adjust their settings as you please.

Examples: 

  • Domains. In this section, you can set up additional domains, park them, create subdomains, etc.
  • E-mail. You can create, modify or delete e-mail accounts. You can also modify passwords, MX records, etc. 
  • Files. You can access and change files you saved in your account, backup, create FTP accounts, check available storage space on your disk, restore files deleted by accident, etc.
  • Metrics. Here you find different statistics to know your audience and enhance your website by offering it interesting content and a better experience.

Advantages of having cPanel.

  • With the cPanel, you can manage your web hosting without programming, coding, and different computing languages knowledge. For example, to create multiple subdomains through cPanel is only a matter of clicking and filling some fields. Without cPanel, you would have to edit the Apache configuration.
  • cPanel executes different tasks automatically. For example, you can add a program for scheduling. Define a date or the frequency, and it will do it for you. From scanning the server for failure detection, backing up files, updating of software, etc. Due to this automation of key tasks, vulnerabilities can be reduced.
  • To navigate around all these management categories and tools is simpler. cPanel concentrates everything in a clear and organized menu. 
  • cPanel’s compatibility ensures you can customize yours through third-party applications. 
  • It runs on the most popular browsers for you to access easily.
  • cPanel includes features to strengthen security. Keeping users’ data secure, adding passwords to directories, two-factor authentication, blocking suspicious IP addresses, etc.

Is it paid or free software?

cPanel software costs. But generally, the cost is paid directly by web hosting service providers. Users looking for this service sometimes think it’s free because they see it included already in the plans that hosting providers offer. But the cost for website owners is already included in the plan they pay.

The cPanel offers different plans and costs. They suit all kinds of needs. From freelancers, a small business requiring only one hosting account, to application developers, data centers, and large hosting providers. Prices go from $15 to $48.50 monthly. 

Conclusion.

The benefits of cPanel are clear, but still, its cost can be seen as a disadvantage by some users. Especially considering there are other control panel alternatives, even free ones. In any case, you can try cPanel for 15 days free of charge and decide for yourself!

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What is TLS (Transport Layer Security)?

You often read about SSL certificates and how important they are for your site, but do you know that they are already a history? They were replaced with TLS a long time ago. So, should you use TLS encryption for your site? Let’s see.

​What is TLS?

TLS stands for Transport Layer Security, and it is one of the most popular security protocols that serves to encrypt data, authenticate it and guarantee its integrity.

The main purpose of TLS is to secure the two-way communication between a client from one side and a server on the other.

TLS is the protocol that completely replaced the SSL (Security Socket Layer) protocol. It’s been a long time since the SSL protocol was safe enough, but people are still searching for it, so you will hear it for some years more.

Hosting companies offer “SSL certificates”, and actually, they are offering TLS certificates.

The SSL was deprecated in 2015 and replaced with its natural progression called TLS. The newer one, 1.3, has better encryption, is faster, and fixes multiple vulnerabilities. It started originally as the SSL 3.1, but the name was changed on purpose, so it was clear that it was not related to the previous developer Netscape. 

​What does TLS do?

The TLS does three things – EncryptionAuthentication, and the third is Integrity.

  • Encryption. It uses a combination of two keys – private for signing and public for decryption. The goal is to have all the communication encrypted so nobody except the right entity can read it.
  • Authentication. It also checks the two sides of the communication and authenticates that they are truly those who should be communicating. It lowers the risk of a man-in-the-middle attack, pretending to be another and stealing the information or redirecting the traffic.
  • Integrity. The TLS also serves to prove that nobody modified the data from the communication on the way. Modify data could be very dangerous.

​How does TLS work?

Let’s make a breakdown of the Transport Layer Security process:

  1. The client sends a “Hello” message, defining which protocol and its version will be used for the communication (TLS 1.0, 1.1, 1.3)
  2. A Server sends a “ServerHallo” message, agreeing on the encryption method. It sends the cryptographic algorithm agreement, the ID of the session, the digital certificate of the server, and its public key.
  3. A check of the server for authenticity. The client will contact the certificate authority to verify the server. At this point, the client will check if the server is really who it says it is.
  4. Now it is time for the client key exchange. It will send a shared secret key that was previously encrypted with the server’s public key.
  5. Then the client confirms firth “finished” message, which was signed with the secret key.
  6. The server also needs to finish with another message. 
  7. Now the two sides, client and server, can have a symmetrically encrypted communication with the shared secret key. 

​When do we use Transport Layer Security?

We use TLS with the TLS handshake in communication like:

  • VoIP telephony for calls over the Internet.
  • Email communication for securing the message.
  • Messaging like Messenger, Whatsapp, Viber, etc. Also, other chat applications.
  • Safe communication on a website, especially e-commerce sites where personal data and bank data are at risk.
  • Secure access to a remote host.

​Conclusion

TLS is an encryption method that we can use to secure our communication. It is easy to use and works better than the previous SSL protocol. 

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Blacklisting and Whitelisting: Differences

Should you block all the bad actors you already know and leave all the rest of the traffic freely, or should you just allow the trusted entities and block anything else? This is the dilemma between Blacklisting and Whitelisting. Let’s explore them a bit deeper and see the differences. 

​What is Blacklisting? 

Blacklisting is a method of access limitation that cuts the access to a network or a system to those entities that were added to a blacklist, based on their unique identifier, which in most cases is their unique IP addresses. 

The essence of Blacklisting is that ALL entities that are added to the BLACKLIST don’t have access to the protected object. 

You can use the Blacklisting technique for many applications like:

  • A network administrator can use a blacklist to stop incoming traffic from entities that are known to spread malicious software. That way, they secure the network. 
  • You can blacklist some websites and make them not accessible from your work network. That way, you can provide better protection. You can use it to block social media sites to try to boost productivity. 
  • Limiting can be applied to phone calls. You can forbid incoming calls from certain numbers that you don’t want to hear or spam callers. 

You can manually add entities to the blacklist, or software can do it automatically, based on different criteria. 

In general, it is an effective solution that is easy to manage, but it has its caveats. 

The disadvantage of Blacklisting is that your system or network will still be vulnerable to attacks from criminals that are not yet on your blacklist. Everybody that is not on the list will have access. 

​What is Whitelisting? 

Whitelisting is a method of access permit that gives access to a network or a system to those entities that were already added to a list – whitelist, based on their unique identifier, which in most cases is their unique IP addresses. 

The essence of Whitelisting is that ONLY entities that are added to the WHITELIST, will have access to the protected object. 

It is a very defensive approach to object protection. 

You can use the Whitelisting technique for many applications like:

  • You can limit the traffic to only trusted sources. If you have a server, you can limit the access to just a few trusted IP addresses.  
  • Limit access to the administrator’s panel on a website to trusted-only IP addresses. 
  • Allow only specific applications and sites. 

The Whitelisting method can stop all incoming traffic from unknown sources and keep the object (network or system) safe. You should consider that it can limit the normal work by stopping everything that is not yet on the trusted list. 

​Differences between Blacklisting and Whitelisting 

  • Blacklisting is threat-centric, and Whitelisting is trust-centric. 
  • Blacklist limits the access for those on its list while Whitelisting permits access to those on its list.
  • Default is allowed in Blacklisting, while in Whitelisting, default is blocked. 
  • Both Blacklisting and Whitelisting could be hard to manage if we are talking about a large network with multiple variables. 

​Conclusion

Blacklisting is a good method if you know who exactly is your bad actor. You can add it to the list and be safe until a new one comes. Whitelisting is more extreme, but its default behavior of denying access can often be safer. 

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Teardrop attack – What is it and how to prevent it?

Online “attacks” are a really upsetting topic. But like with many uncomfortable things in life, ignoring them doesn’t prevent or fix them. So let’s face the fact that they exist, and they can hit us and learn more about how we can protect our online business.

What is a teardrop attack?

A teardrop attack is a DoS (denial of service) type of attack. A teardrop attack makes a network, server, or computer inaccessible by sending them altered, oversize data packets. 

It’s very common for the attackers to use a bug to affect the reassembly function of TCP/IP or its fragmentation codes to enable the teardrop attack.

The victim will struggle due to the difficulty of reassembling those altered data packets in the proper order. It will fail the reconstruction, try again and again, until an overlap of packets occurs and the victim finally crashes.

To ensure its success, the teardrop attack also involves sending big amounts of traffic to stress even more its victim. The constant repetition of the failing reassembly and traffic demanding for being attended will derive from the exhaustion of the victim’s resources to operate and its lack of availability.

Attackers seem to choose a teardrop attack to hit aged operating systems. Let’s say Linux versions former to 2.0.32 and 2.1.63. Windows NT, Windows 3.1x, Windows 95, Windows 7, Windows Vista. 

Based on this, and considering that new operating systems are not teardrop attack’s target, this threat could sound outdated. And perhaps it is for most regular users, but it’s not for big government and healthcare organizations in many countries.

If you think about the last time you visit such an office, what type of equipment did you see around? Modern computers? It depends on the country, but many still use old computers for daily tasks.

How to prevent a teardrop attack?

  • Use a firewall. There are different types of firewalls. For sure, one will suit your network’s needs. What is important is to enable an efficient filter that can detect and stop infected data trying to access your network.
  • Define MSS to strengthen security. What maximum segment (MSS) size does is to determine a size limit (bytes) for data packets. 
  • Get a secure proxy. It examines every incoming data packet to detect possible bugs. Only packets without bugs will be welcome on the system.
  • Disable the SMB. This is a useful tip for users of old operating systems like Windows 7 or Windows Vista. The server message block (SMB) is the way to access shared files, printers, or serial ports. Experience points that TCP ports number 139 and 445 on the firewalls of the SMB are the weakness that teardrop attackers use to hit such systems. What you can do is disable the SMB, together with its ports (139, 445).
  • Don’t use an outdated OS. Keep your OS updated and evade using computers with very old OSes installed. 
  • Avoid the segmentation of packets. Through the use of path maximum transmission unit discovery (PMTUD), it is possible to determine the maximum transmission unit dimension between two IP hosts on the path of a network.

Conclusion.

Strength the security of your systems today! It will cost you less than what you could lose in case you experience an attack.

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GeoDNS service – Everything you need to know

With GeoDNS service, you can accomplish remarkable results and drop the waiting time for your clients based on their location. No matter where your users are placed in the world, you can make your domain resolution much faster for them.

What does GeoDNS service mean?

GeoDNS service is usually a paid feature that can be found in the portfolio of the bigger DNS providers. Its purpose is to determine where are the users’ IP addresses. Afterward, it points them to the nearest server. Thus, it is often applied as a geographical routing method, which can assist with reducing the stress on an individual server. In addition, it routes the traffic to several servers, and it is a load balancer.

If your business has a worldwide presence and you desire to provide better performance to your clients, you should consider a GeoDNS service. It will ensure an excellent experience for the visitor of your website.

How does it function?

If you want to use the GeoDNS service, you will have to find a DNS provider supporting Geolocation. After you implement it and a user’s query is received, the DNS server will search for its location. That happens through the user’s IP address. DNS reviews it, and it will scan in the database for the location. Then the name server assigns a pre-configured record, which is defined explicitly for the region from where the query comes from.

When once GeoDNS identifies the location of the query, it will respond with a record configured especially for its location .

To send visitors to the best server and closest location, it uses DNS GeoIP searches. So, all servers will hold several IP addresses for the identical domain.

For who is it intended?

All kinds of businesses can benefit from GeoDNS. Small websites that want to grow also probably would like to have it. The biggest need for operating things smoothly would be for large companies.

There is a group of companies that can get the most out of it. For example, international organizations handle significant amounts of traffic or content platforms, which need to deliver to a global audience, and e-commerce, which are always seeking high uptime to secure profits.

Why is it beneficial to use the GeoDNS service?

When you set up a GeoDNS service, a lot of benefits will influence your business.

Moreover: 

  • It is not complicated to configure GeoDNS.
  • Better SEO, faster response and loading time, 100% uptime, and higher speed are key benefits.
  • You have more choices, and it is easier to manage the traffic. By setting some records on the DNS control panel, you can direct traffic to a local country or a different state.
  • With GeoDNS, you can set limits or break them to access the content. So your visitors are going to be capable of reaching your content, no matter their location.
  • Your website is going to be available and not disrupt by any maintenance or daily tasks. Even shutting down a server to update it or change it is not a problem. You have many options to serve all requests and to re-direct the traffic.
  • Congestion on particular network points is going to be finally avoided.

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