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Topic # 223830 19-Oct-2017 11:01
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Hi guys

 

The company I work for is looking to change its DNS record host away from a minor, outdated player who shall remain nameless, to an enterprise-level provider. Does anyone have any recommendations?

 

We have around two dozen domains, both NZ and AU, as well as some in .com and a few in boutique TLDs like .store. We have two main www URLs (one NZ and one AU) which point to the same Azure resources and we have a bunch of helper domains. Our NZ and AU entries have a mix of 30 or 40 A, TXT, CNAME, MX and SVR records each for a variety of services.

 

I've had recommended Free Parking as well as Crazy Domains, and I'm wondering if CloudFlare might also be good.

 

What are your experiences? Are there any others I should throw in the mix?

 

Cheers

 

Jon





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  Reply # 1886165 19-Oct-2017 11:16
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I wouldn't classify Free Parking or Crazy Domains as Enterprise-level providers. Also, I'm unsure if you're talking about moving your DNS zones to another provider, or if you need somewhere to manage your domain names too. Cloudflare will do all the DNS zone management really well - they have two factor authentication, support just about all DNS types, they have lots of features and a whole bunch of value-add services that you may or may not need. But Cloudflare can't manage your domain names so you'll still need someone to take care of that - there was a recent discussion here that lead to Metaname coming up as the most popular option.


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  Reply # 1886166 19-Oct-2017 11:17
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CloudFlare would be great, and their free tier is probably sufficient for most. As a bonus you can use their CDN. Business plans give support and extra features. I've used them for what seems like years, and put plenty of people on them, great service and great company.

 

AWS Route53 has more features (like geographic routing and failover routing) but is significantly more complex. They charge US$0.50 per domain plus relatively trivial per request fees.

 

Both providers have DNS servers all over the world.





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  Reply # 1886180 19-Oct-2017 11:39
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I'd recommend Cloudflare. Does what you need and also can act as a CDN.





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  Reply # 1886186 19-Oct-2017 11:46
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DNS Made Easy.  Used them for years and never had any issues.




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  Reply # 1886201 19-Oct-2017 12:07
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amanzi:

 

But Cloudflare can't manage your domain names so you'll still need someone to take care of that - there was a recent discussion here that lead to Metaname coming up as the most popular option.

 

 

Yeah forgot to mention that- it's names as well as DNS zone records. I'll check out Metaname.





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  Reply # 1886243 19-Oct-2017 12:50
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If you're going to managing DNS yourself then yeah Cloudflare / Metaname is great.

 

If you have higher needs and will need assistance then go for Freeparking / Crazy


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  Reply # 1886305 19-Oct-2017 15:45
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Here's another +1 for Cloudflare. They're really good for what they offer (even on the free plan)


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  Reply # 1886357 19-Oct-2017 17:09
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Another +1 for Metaname. Never had any trouble with them and they seem to know their stuff. You can either do everything with them or just use them to register your domain and manage your zone elsewhere (such as your own DNS server, Cloudflare, FastMail, etc). I've gone from using Metaname to host my zone, then managing my own zone, and nowdays FastMail manages my zone.


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  Reply # 1886359 19-Oct-2017 17:17
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Yep if you're needing domains then Metaname is excellent. Their pricing lowers the more domains you have too. Metaname also supports Cloudflare's DNSSEC.





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  Reply # 1886599 20-Oct-2017 00:59
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Jonski: The company I work for is looking to change its DNS record host ... to an enterprise-level provider. Does anyone have any recommendations? ...

 

Jon

 

Bring DNS management in house with enterprise-level gear?

 

I've used Infoblox gear previously in a high availability / failover scenario. You can do all your own DNS management. They take security seriously, have rock solid equipment and fast customer response. They also of course integrate into the various cloud offerings. I've also heard others speak highly of them.


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  Reply # 1887404 21-Oct-2017 15:19
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Metaname plus Cloudflare. That's what I have for all my .nz domains. GoDaddy plus Cloudflare for other non .nz domains.

 

Cloudflare and both those registrars together support DNSSEC.





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  Reply # 1887539 21-Oct-2017 19:07
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I'm not a fan of GoDaddy. I got tired of their exceptionally complex and confusing website plus the constant attempts to trick people into buying more than they needed. I use namecheap.





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