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It's during this DNS address "look up" where you can experience problems in performance, accessibility and security - everything from your domain not being found to hackers redirecting your visitors to a fake website in order to steal their personal information.
Problem: Hackers attempt to hijack your site and steal customer data.
Hijacking is a risk with all DNS systems around the world. It's a common way for hackers to steal private information. When a customer types in your Web address, the hacker interrupts the DNS lookup process and sends the user to a fake and malicious site that may look like your website.
Solution: Premium DNS (enabled with DNSSEC) creates an unbreakable "chain of trust" between the visitor's browser and your server, verifying that the visitor is actually arriving at your website.
Problem: Keep all Web exchanges private.
Another way hackers steal credit card numbers and other sensitive information is through "eavesdropping." Hackers sit on the DNS server and "listen in" on messages, logins and passwords as customers access your site.
Problem: "Website not found" errors cause you to lose visitors and sales.
It's never good when users get a "website not found" error. At best, they think you're unprofessional; at worst, they think you don't exist.
Problem: Visitors experience delays or "time outs" trying to reach your site.
There's a lot riding on the physical distance between your visitors and your server. Customers who live far away may experience a delay in reaching your site or even get a "website not found" error message. The more cable between your server and your customer's computer, the longer it takes for them to reach your site.
|VeriSign®||Ultra DNS||DynECT Lite 10||DNS.com|
|Product||Premium DNS||Small Business||Enterprise Basic||SMB 10||Premium Pro|
|Max queries per month||5,000,000||Negotiable||1,000,000||1,200,000||5,000,000|
|Vanity name server|
|Bulk import/export & updates|
|24/7 expert phone support||$|
|Information updated August 9, 2013|
DNS hosting, also known as managed DNS, is an advanced DNS service that helps you improve the security, performance, and reliability of your site by letting you control your DNS settings. With this service, you can maintain full control of your websites by administering changes to and settings for all of your domain names.
With DNS services, your domain name's DNS information is distributed to various servers around the world. Your visitors' connectivity time is decreased significantly when they search for your website because the close servers deliver a faster online response.
For more information, see our Premium DNS support page.
DNS hosting makes it easy to control your domain name's DNS settings and maintain a reliable, secure website. Whether you have one domain name or 1,000 domain names, Premium DNS has a feature that will benefit you.
With a DNS service like Premium DNS, slow DNS connectivity and "website not found" errors are significantly decreased. We want to make sure your website visitors find you, which is why our managed DNS service guarantees 99.999% DNS resolution uptime.
Creating a safe and accessible website is important, especially when hackers can intercept your visitors' private data or redirect them to a malicious site. Premium DNS has an advanced DNS security feature called DNSSEC. This feature protects your visitors by securing the DNS during the DNS lookup process so hackers can't change the IP address and reroute them to a fake website.
Premium DNS offers you more for less – it's as simple as that. Not only does our DNS hosting include Standard DNS options, it also includes advanced features for a higher level of support. These advanced features let you personalize and secure unlimited domain names, administer DNS control to multiple users, manage and create new DNS settings with ease, and collect website traffic and DNS error reporting.
Our managed DNS services let you control unlimited domain name zones and records with an intuitive dashboard for fast and easy updates. On top of that, DNSSEC, our advanced DNS security feature, maintains website protection and gives you a peace of mind. All of these features and more cost less than half of what other DNS providers charge!
For more information, see What is Premium DNS?
Unlike other DNS services, we designed Premium DNS to be simple enough for beginner needs, but powerful enough for advanced users. If you're new to managed DNS, you can make quick and easy DNS updates right from our dashboard. We have features like templates and bulk import/export options that make it easy to update DNS for large or small groups of domain names.
The organization that Premium DNS has to offer was designed with you in mind – it cuts the amount of time you spend configuring your DNS services and gives you the tools to track your traffic success. If you don't want to configure your own DNS and you have an assistant that can help you, then you can assign Account Administrator privileges to them. Account Administrator permissions will give them administrative access to your DNS service.
If you don't have the time to learn how to use the advanced features that Premium DNS has to offer, are confused and need help, or want to get more information about our Premium DNS hosting service, then you can contact our DNS experts and technical support staff available 24/7 for help.
For more information, see Managing Premium DNS Account Administrators.
Premium DNS offers top-of-the-line backup services that ensure your domain name's DNS is stable and safe. We want your online website to be a success, which is why it is important to maintain a consistent online presence that delivers the reliability that your visitors deserve.
With our Secondary DNS hosting feature, you can set up backup servers in case the primary DNS server for your domain name fails. If the primary DNS fails, the Secondary DNS can take over so your visitors' access is unaffected. This feature is perfect for websites that depend on visitor traffic.
You can even create personalized names for your servers to enhance your online presence. Vanity nameservers let you mask your server names so when people search for your website information, they'll find your name instead of ours!
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