[photo] Mark Jeftovic

easyDNS CEO, Career Contrarian & AntiGuru

The GFC Succinctly Summed Up for What it Was

I have made the case on numerous occasions that the Global Financial Crisis was not a “failure of capitalism” or “free markets”. I’m reading a great little book called Shakedown Socialism by Russian emigre Oleg Atbashian which I think sums …… Read the rest

Additional anycast constellations added to all DNS hosting accounts

We're happy to announce that all DNS hosting accounts are having an additional nameserver / DNS anycast cluster added to the mix.

(Our nameserver deployments are described here)

For DNS Hosting level of service, we've added dns3.easydns.ca, which is five nodes in the following locations:

  • Seattle
  • Chicago
  • Washington
  • Singapore
  • Frankfurt

And for DNS Pro we've added dns3.easydns.org, which is the above 5 plus:

  • Palo Alto
  • Paris
  • Hong Kong
  • London
  • Los Angeles

And for our Enterprise DNS members, we've added dns4.easydns.info, another 6-node deployment:

  • San Francisco
  • Washington
  • Chicago
  • London
  • Amsterdam
  • Tokyo

This puts DNS Hosting domains on … Read the rest

easyDNS and IPv6 Deployment

We're getting a lot of questions on this, and you may find this hard to believe but it seems like some people are getting stirred up by the media  reports on  the imminent IPv4 depletion.

IPv4 depletion isn't as huge a deal as some media outlets make it out to be. It's not like peak oil, or the ozone layer, or Dec 21st 2012 or anything like that. Your web host or your DNS provider do not "burn through" a /24 of IPv4 every day and when the address space runs out, we'll all start going dark and falling off … Read the rest

Additional Mailbox Pricing for easyMail

Now that we've made webmail for easyMail available we've been getting asked more often about the pricing on additional boxes. Recall that all DNS Pro level domains come bundled with 10 easyMail IMAP boxes, which is quite frankly, nuts. It should be more like 5, but oh well.

(Insert a picture of a used car salesman doing that "we must be crazy to sell at these prices" dance). I knew we went too high on the 10 boxes bundled when we started to get users who wanted to sign up for DNS Pro, and then not even move their domain Read the rest

The easyDNSSEC roadmap.

We've been getting an increasing number of queries regarding the rollout of DNSSEC, the security extensions for DNS.

We have been testing DNSSEC internally and plan to have it available for members ahead of the key deployments this year. Some of the deployments are as follows:

.CA plans to sign the root on March 31, 2011

.COM will sign the root March 31, 2011

The "." root zone was signed in June, 2010

With this in mind, we plan to have DNSSEC capability within the easyDNS user interface in February.

We have not finalized pricing for DNSSEC enhancements. DNSSEC signed … Read the rest

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