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.
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.
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.
EdgeCast is a Content Delivery Network (CDN) provider that also delivers one of the fastest DNS services in the world. EdgeCast was founded in 2006 and added their DNS services in 2010. At the end of 2013, Verizon bought EdgeCast after thoroughly evaluating all major CDN providers. EdgeCast was selected based especially on the quality of their technology, which was all built in-house, and the quality of their customer service. The acquisition by Verizon put EdgeCast in the unique position of having both top-rated services and performance and the financial backing to be flexible and innovative in their approaches. EdgeCast’s DNS services, called Route, are fully integrated with their CDN and use a global IP Anycast routing system to be one of the fastest, most reliable DNS services in the world.
CDNetworks is a full-service content delivery network (CDN) company which also provides managed cloud-based DNS services. Established in 2000, CDNetworks mainly focuses their highly reliable, scalable, and available products and services toward businesses and enterprises instead of individuals or small companies. Their DNS service is natively integrated with their other products, such as the Content Acceleration and Dynamic Web Acceleration. They have a huge global presence with 161 points of presence (PoPs) in 48 locations across 25 countries, and they advertise high performance and high quality customer service as their standout features. They are one of the world’s largest CDN providers and have a presence even in emerging, fast-growing markets such as India, China, Russia, and The Middle East.