As the holiday season approaches, DNS Made Easy is encouraging online retailers to use more than one DNS provider to ensure total availability during peak shopping days. Last month, a major DNS provider was attacked and many of its client’s domains were unavailable for hours on the US East Coast.
It has now been a week since many top domains were downed on the East Coast due to a DNS provider outage. In the days following, we have been asked by many clients if there are ways to avoid downtime even if your DNS provider goes down. In short, this is something we have been stressing for years, encouraging all of our clients dependent on the Internet to use a Secondary DNS provider.
Just days after the massive DNS outage that reportedly downed top brands like Twitter, Etsy, Spotify, and Netflix; DNS Made Easy has released a new report that shines a light on even more brands that are still susceptible to single DNS provider outages.
DNS Made Easy has announced a new initiative to encourage the use of Secondary DNS to ensure 100% uptime. Increasing redundancy is the only way to ensure availability for websites and applications even if the primary provider suffers a DNS outage.
In just the last two weeks, there were three major DNS outages between Google, Microsoft Azure, and Fonality.
But only one of these companies was able to make even bigger waves with the way they handled their blunder. Fonality, who sells VoIP services and business phone systems, offered a very rare and transparent analysis of their outage.