We are pleased to announce that NS2.EASYDNS.COM has now been deployed as an anycast strand with an initial four nodes as follows:
- London, UK
- Hong Kong
The new IP address for NS2 is 188.8.131.52
This compliments our earlier deployment of NS1.EASYDNS.COM as an anycast strand with nodes in
- San Jose
DNS Anycast is where multiple servers around the world/internet respond to the same IP address, which results in faster query times as query packets are routed to the “closest” node to the querying server, in network topology terms. It also adds additional robustness for network anomolies and helps diffuse DDoS attacks.
You may notice a pattern here, we will be replacing the remaining “stand alone” nameserver nodes with a 3rd anycast strand within the next few months. After that point we will be delegating all domains to our three anycast strands instead of 6 “stand alone” nameservers. The new architecture is far more robust, actually increases the number of nameservers resolving your domains and improves response times.