Google Launches Cloud DNS In Preview

Google Launches Cloud DNS In Preview

By Chris Crum March 28, 2014

Google made a bunch of announcements about its Cloud Platform earlier this week, including Cloud DNS, a Domain Name System services to give developers a “highly available, reliable, and inexpensive “way to publish DNS zones and records. Google previously blogged …

The Anti-SOPA System Administrator’s Todo List The Anti-SOPA System Administrator’s Todo List
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Todo lists are a great way to plan ahead for the day’s events. It gives an idea of how to divvy up your time. What, however, would such a list look like for a systems administrator who is firmly against …

Anonymous Threatens To Take Down Entire Internet Anonymous Threatens To Take Down Entire Internet

Anonymous just keeps on making grander threats, but they have finally made the greatest threat possible – shutting down the entire Internet. In a pastebin post that we won’t link to for obvious reasons, a member of Anonymous posted a …

Google Public DNS Handles Over 70 Billion Requests Per Day Google Public DNS Handles Over 70 Billion Requests Per Day

Back in late 2009, Google announced the launch of Google Public DNS, its free global domain name system resolution service, which allows people to use it as an alternative to their current DNS providers. It’s now the biggest such service …

Amazon Launches DNS Cloud Service

 Amazon Web Services (AWS) has launched Amazon Route 53, a Domain Name System (DNS) in the cloud that allows businesses to direct Internet traffic to web applications.

Amazon Route 53 can be used to route end users to multiple AWS services including Amazon EC2, an Amazon Elastic Load Balancer or an Amazon S3 bucket, and to infrastructure outside of AWS.

Route 53 features a self-service design with a pay-as-you-go model where users pay only for managing domains through the service and the number of queries that the service answers.

Google Adds DNS To its List of Services

Google has announced the launch of a free global Domain Name System (DNS) resolution service, simply called Google Public DNS. People can opt-in to use this as an alternative to their current DNS provider. You do not need a Google account to use it, and it is an independent service, meaning it does not depend on any other products.

Kaminsky applauds industry response to DNS flaw

The threat of a DNS cache poisoning issue found by security researcher Dan Kaminsky scared the virtual pants off the technology industry, who responded well to the situation.

Apple Bites Back At Critical DNS Flaw

Apple took nearly a month after other major DNS system vendors to release a patch for a major vulnerability that has exploit code in the wild.

Webmaster Central’s Future
Webmasters Google Go-to-guy Matt Cutts has a post in his blog which asks all suggestions on improving Webmaster Central. After all improvements were made based on suggestions given by webmasters.

NYPost.com Suffering DNS Issue

Attempts to visit the New York Post’s website are being redirected to another domain, WebFile.com, and the Post’s technical company doesn’t want to talk about it.

Even the Target Market Has Days Off
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My husband, Eric, has been looking at me funny. He gazes at me all the time and I hate being stared at. Being mean as usual, I make him stop. Last weekend, I realized he’s been looking at me with a strange look in his eyes that I couldn’t intrepret. I’m mean, so last weekend I asked him why he keeps giving me weird looks.

He replied, “Because I’m not sure which Kim is present, so I’m looking harder to see who’s there.”

I laughed, because I don’t know either.

What’s New in BlueDragon 7?

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How to Setup a Domain with DNS, IP Address and Web Host

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What is DNS?

DNS stands for Domain Name System and it’s a necessary part of what makes the Internet work. It is hard to do anything on the Internet these days without making a query to a DNS server.

Google Botches DNS Update

A glitch in the DNS records for the well-known search engine caused browser lookups to fail for a period of time.

Basic DNS: PTR Records and Why You Care

A PTR record is what lets someone do a “reverse” DNS lookup – that is, they have your IP address and want to know what your host/domain is. At any Unix/Linux command line, you can use “dig -x” to do a reverse lookup:

Dynamic DNS Services Update Scripts

Strangely enough, I never had any need for a dynamic DNS service until this week. In retrospect, it really does seem odd that I’ve never needed such a service before now, but so be it.