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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The search engine behemoth Google was started in 1996 by a pair of Stanford students. It officially received financing to be a company in 1998. Today it has a plethora of products and services and generates more than $66 billion in revenue. One of its services is Google DNS, which was started in 2009.
Having been established in 1995, Verisign is one of the veteran companies in the Domain Name System (DNS) industry. It is also an industry leader and has pioneered the use of many technologies. Headquartered in Virginia, Verisign has more than 1,100 employees and has additional offices in Delaware, Switzerland, India, England and Australia. The company is financially strong. In 2013, revenue was $965 million. It is publicly traded on NASDAQ.
Rackspace is a DNS company that provides web-hosting options to customers via cloud management. The company was established in 1998, giving it 17 years of expertise and experience to complement its commitment to customers. Rackspace offers tremendous customer support and technical assistance.
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.