What is a TTL?

A TTL, or Time to Live, is a setting in every DNS record that dictates how long the record will be cached by resolving nameservers, browsers, etc.  Resolving name servers are the middlemen of the DNS exchange. When you enter a … Continued

What is Dynamic DNS

A Dynamic DNS service, or DDNS, allows you to connect to the Internet with a dynamic (changing) IP address. This helps you avoid connection interruptions and allows you to use applications that usually require a static IP address. Dynamic DNS … Continued

What is an ANAME Record?

An ANAME record is like a CNAME record but at the root level. ANAME records are most commonly used for CDN (Content Delivery Network) implementations at the root of a domain. When you create an ANAME record, you will point the … Continued

What is Failover?

Failover is a DNS record configuration that automatically updates records based on resource availability. Meaning, if you have a record that points www.yourdomain.com to the IP address 120.0.0.1 and have failover enabled; if 120.0.0.1 is unavailable, the IP address will … Continued

What is Secondary DNS

Secondary DNS is when you declare a second set of nameservers as being authoritative for managing your DNS configurations. It is also called a Dual Provider configuration since it requires the use of two DNS providers’ services. Secondary DNS services … Continued