Some of you may notice that under the new system, we are delegating new domains to two nameservers instead of the historical six.
Under the old system, we used this setup, which historically came from having 6 stand-alone nameservers:
ns1.easydns.com ns2.easydns.com ns3.easydns.org remote1.easydns.com remote2.easydns.com ns6.easydns.net
We then folded all of the above into a couple anycast strands under ns1 and ns2, so going forward we are renaming under a couple of new nameserver records that correspond to the anycast strands:
And enterprise DNS customers will also have access to the new, 10-node anycast strand:
We’ve done this because the dns1 and dns2 nameserver are anycast strands, each of them are themselves 4 nameservers deployed in different parts of the world.
If you have your domains delegated to the 6 nameserver delegation from the old system and you remove all but ns1 and ns2 you will actually find that lookups get faster for you, and you haven’t lost any redundancy.
Going forward, we will be expanding the dns1 anycast strand incrementally, beginning with a 5th node added in Toronto by the end of June.
For domains that migrate over to the new system where we are the registrar, we will be periodically running batch jobs to modify the delegations.
If we are NOT the registrar for your domain, please modify your nameserver delegations once you move over to the new system.
(Do not add DNS3 to your delegation unless you’ve upgraded to an Enterprise or Enterprise-Lite service level. That anycast strand will only answer for those domains.)
Leave a Reply