CloudFlare is a relative newcomer to the DNS industry, having opened its doors in 2011. With a home base in San Fransisco. CloudFlare helps deliver clients’ websites to their intended audiences through high speed and page loading, high performance and ironclad security measures.
Established in 2001, Dyn is an Internet performance company that uses cloud management. Dyn is based Manchester, New Hampshire and also has offices in Hanover, New Hampshire; San Francisco, California; Brighton, UK; and Sydney, Australia. The company has an impressive list of clients, including Twitter and Hershey. Dyn’s offerings appeal to individuals, households and businesses, and its domain and email solutions rival anything in the industry.
Amazon Route 53 is part of the Amazon Web Services (AWS) and specifically features DNS, domain name registration, and health-checking web services. It launched in 2011 and works closely in conjunction with the other AWS services and platforms to provide developers and businesses a reliable and cost effective way to route and connect to users. The Amazon Route 53 network consists of eleven global regions with two or more datacenters for each region. The process of signing up for Amazon Route 53 and even transferring domain names from other networks is easy and updates quickly—customers can sign up for and begin using Route 53’s network within a few minutes. Domain names can either be registered with Route 53 or existing domains can be transferred, allowing clients to manage their domain names and DNS configuration in one convenient location.
BuddyNS is an international company, with headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland. The company has team members that speak and can respond to customers in English, German, Italian and Spanish. The company’s goal is to make customers’ DNS infrastructures safe and simpler. Because it is not based in the U.S.
Since 2008, DurableDNS has been managing DNS hosting for customers. With headquarters in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, the company has three data centers in locations in Texas, California and Georgia. The company’s main objective is to ensure that your website continues to run, even in the event of a DNS failure. DurableDNS offers a host of features and pledge excellent service for its customers.
Total Uptime Technologies is a technology company dedicated to providing quality DNS services to help organizations achieve high availability worldwide. Their multi-datacenter, multi-country presence allows them to achieve 100% uptime and zero outages for their customers. Total Uptime was incorporated in 2011 after three years of development, and they specifically designed their Cloud platform to be resilient and reliable across international infrastructures and to connect to almost every major network and transit provider. Total Uptime uses IP Anycast to ensure that there are no single-points-of-failure in their routing architecture. They fully support both IPv4 and IPv6 websites and provides several security features to protect users from attacks. Their focus is providing 100% guaranteed uptime and reliable 24x7x365 service and support to their customers.
CloudfloorDNS offers several services, including DNS, to strengthen and accelerate businesses’ presence on the internet. Their services are designed for companies and users of all sizes and they offer multiple support features to cater to each customer’s needs. CloudfloorDNS was formed by the acquisition of MicroTech, one of Europe’s leading and established DNS providers, by CloudFloor Corporation, a U.S.-based software company, in 2011. The company remains primarily a European-based establishment with their main headquarters located in the United Kingdom; however, they do have an office base in Massachusetts as well. CloudfloorDNS uses a hybrid routing system that combines both Anycast and Unicast nodes for optimized query routing regardless of network conditions and has 28 name servers scattered across the world. They also offer over 170 top-level domains (TLD), including country-specific domains for international businesses.
OpenDNS is a DNS service provider that also specializes in network security for personal and business use. Their basic DNS services are free, but their advanced and extensive security features do require payment. OpenDNS began operating in 2006 and has since become one of the largest, most reliable recursive DNS services available. OpenDNS boasts that over 50 million people—nearly 2% of the world’s internet users—use the OpenDNS services, and they receive over 70 billion queries each day. They pride themselves on innovation and inventing new methodologies to eliminate cyber attacks from their DNS network, and they boast 100% uptime using an Anycast routing system for global failover. With 24 data centers in 14 countries, OpenDNS has strategically placed themselves at internet exchange points to shorten the network paths and increase overall speed.
ClouDNS is an internationally based Internet services company with headquarters in Sofia, Bulgaria. The company also has servers located in North America, Europe and Asia. ClouDNS is relatively new to the DNS industry, having been established in 2010. The company offers domain names and DNS hosting, along with other services.
Corporation Service Company, or CSC, has been in business for more than a century. It opened its doors in 1899 and today provides legal, business and financial services for a variety of businesses. Based in Wilmington, Delaware, CSC helps companies with their DNS needs as well.