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Monthly Archive: October 2016

Q: GoDaddy DNS number of queries per month

Hi, we are a SaaS company and currently use GoDaddy as a DNS provider. We would like to move to a different provider (i.e. Dyn, Route 53, etc.). Some of the providers (for pricing purposes) are asking for number of DNS queries per month. From what I can tell, there is no way with GoDaddy to determine this metric. Am I missing something?

Thanks in advance

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Is it possible to run a private WHOIS server for a custom, internal TLD?

I created a few internal TLDs within my team’s internal DNS server at work so we can each have an internal domain on our dev machines (yeah yeah, bad idea, possible name conflicts if the TLD is delegated by ICANN, I know). Is there a way that we can run an internal WHOIS server for a private TLD that pulls records from the same machine as our DNS server? All we need it to show is some basic info about who controls the domain, when it was created, and some other static text. I assume it would be fairly easy to just serve these from .txt files, but I have no idea how WHOIS works or how to handle requests.

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Q: Why do so many major services use ONLY a single DNS provider? (ex Twitter, Github, SoundCloud)

I don’t get it… why do so many major Internet services such as Github, Twitter, SoundCloud and more use only a SINGLE provider of DNS hosting? It used to be common practice that you would use more than one DNS provider for authoritative DNS servers. And DNS is built to do this! It’s easy to set up a secondary DNS host. What am I missing here?

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Is there a registry of IPs for popular sites in case DNS servers globally went down?

As far as I know any website can be accessed directly via an IP even if all DNS servers are down.

Does any website hold a registry of IPs for popular sites (or tons of sites) in case a major DNS breakdown occurred?

I am asking out of curiosity in light of the events of the last few days.

I understand that many websites are masking their IPs for protection, but I assume that IPs for popular sites are all known, or am I wrong?

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