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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....

letter from DNS Made Easy's president

DNS Made Easy clients,

You may have noticed that a significant number of major websites were unavailable for a few hours this morning, ie: Twitter, Etsy, Spotify, and Netflix to name a few. After initial investigations, we found that most of these sites shared the same managed DNS provider....

We’re always sharing the most interesting DNS, security, and enterprise IT content we can find on our Google+, Facebook, and Twitter pages. We realize it’s hard to catch everything (with all of the social noise coming at you), so at the end of each month we gather the best articles we’ve found and bring them together in one convenient roundup. These are the best of June. Enjoy!


  • 1,400 New Domain Names Are Coming. What Does It Mean For You? – As we prepare for the release of 1,400 new domain extensions such as .book, .music to .sport, the Public Internet Registry (PIR) is also focusing on specific domains for the charity and non-profit sector that will see a whole new type of classification online with the domain extensions .ngo and .ong (which has its roots in Latin languages).
  • DNS Reflection Defense – Recently, DDoS attacks have spiked up well past 100 Gbps several times. A common move used by adversaries is the DNS reflection attack, a category of Distributed, Reflected Denial of Service (DRDos) attack. To understand how to defend against it, it helps to understand how it works. Continue reading

DNS forwarding is the process by which particular sets of DNS queries are handled by a designated server, rather than being handled by the initial server contacted by the client. Usually, all DNS servers that handle address resolution within the network are configured to forward requests for addresses that are outside the network to a dedicated forwarder....


Unresponsive Domain Name Services result in slow sites that are disadvantaged in the SERPs relative to more speedy competitors

Site speed is one among many factors that Google takes into account when it is deciding how to rank sites.

There are two major speed related signals that Google can use to determine SERP position. The first is the responsiveness of the site as measured by its crawlers. If Googlebot is often left waiting, that’s an indication to Google that the site may not offer the best experience for its users, even if the information is relevant to the query.

Secondly, Internet users are impatient: they want their requests for data fulfilled immediately and aren’t prepared to wait more than a couple of seconds. Slow-loading sites cause visitors to bounce right back to the SERPs to click on the next blue link. Google records the bounce as a signal that the searcher wasn’t satisfied with the results and adjusts the ranking accordingly.

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