Kinetix
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I am guessing you aren’t running any servers anywhere you could do your DNS on?

Tmpod
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Never considered that as a serious option. What kind of DNS server software would you recommend? What resource footprint does it have (my server is already pretty crowded and I’d like to not get a new one for now)? Does it work well?

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Works as flawlessly as anything, but I’d recommend two systems, you want to have at least 2 DNS servers. If two small VPSes doesn’t make sense for you (you hardly need any resources to run powerDNS or BIND), then I wouldn’t go with that option. Was just curious.

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Yeah, I just read a bit on the topic too and I came across the same thing. Atm I don’t run anything that would justify getting two servers for DNS, so I’d rather rely on a third-party. Thanks for the suggestion though and if you have any good alternatives to CF please let me know :)

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Well, I would be loathed to give CF money or data, so since I own domains at a registrar that does “meh, OK” services, if I wasn’t running my own DNS servers I’d just go with them. I would most registrars would provide reasonable DNS services for nothing.

I use Netfirms, btw, but that’s not necessarily a plug for them.

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I see. Yeah, I haven’t had the greatest of experiences with my registrars when it comes to DNS (mainly slow updates and inability to add some types of records). Also, I don’t give CF money nor data really, I use just DNS, no proxying. The distributed nature of DNS makes CF less prone to getting data than it would be otherwise. Do you know any other service similar to CF’s DNS thing?

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