DNS outages

ML ml at
Mon Nov 15 17:52:15 CST 2010

On 11/15/2010 5:37 PM, Michienne Dixon wrote:
> -----Original Message-----
> From: esanborn at [mailto:esanborn at]
> Sent: Monday, November 15, 2010 7:09 AM
> To: ml at; nanog at
> Subject: RE: DNS outages
> Possibly, although does not allow this. Maybe other DNS
> hosting companies do...
> -----Original Message-----
> From: ML [mailto:ml at]
> Sent: Sunday, November 14, 2010 10:59 PM
> To: nanog at
> Subject: Re: DNS outages
> On 11/14/2010 10:20 PM, John Lightfoot wrote:
>> My company uses for DNS hosting and we were hit by its
>> troubles this weekend.  I know there are companies that offer backup
>> DNS services, but those seem to be aimed at companies that host their
>> own DNS, which we're not really interested in doing at this time.  Are
>> there mainstream DNS hosting companies that allow customers to use a
>> second company for their backup DNS?  Does allow this?
> is a company that does what you are looking for, to a degree.
> They provide a back-up DNS service but under the assumption that they
> are backing up your server.  I should not be that difficult to setup
> delegation with your primary DNS provider.
> Why not just add multiple Names servers from multiple providers under
> your Domain Registration?

That's exactly the idea.  Publish more than one outsourced DNS hosters 
nameservers under my Registration info.  Then run an unpublished  master 
zone that the outsourced servers slave from.

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