How Often are You Asked “Is the Website Down?” Such calls can lead to hours of lost time only to find out it was a minor issue for a limited user base. Do you have the tools in place to proactively detect and deal with such issues?
The outages continue for Network Solutions. Dotcom-Monitor is currently tracking a Network Solutions email deliverability issue due to email blacklisting, as well as a separate DNS issue that occurred earlier this year.
Aug. 1, 2013 – Dotcom-Monitor tracked an Akamai DNS outage today.
Dotcom-Monitor clients that utilize Akamai may have received error messages associated with the Akamai DNS outage lasting from 5-7 minutes starting at approximately 11:01 am CDT.
The Akamai DNS outage, though brief, is only one of several high-profile DNS outage issues that has occurred in the past year. In the recent past, Dotcom-Monitor has detected several high-profile DNS outages for its clients, including…
AT&T and GoDaddy’s Domain Name Server (DNS) outages impacted vast areas of the Internet when they hit in 2012, taking down millions of websites. Learn more about the DNS process and take steps to protect your website from potential DNS disasters in 2013.
Dotcom-Monitor uses a non-cache DNS monitoring solution with high frequency monitoring that propagates DNS queries to the root name servers. That means a DNS issue will be identified quickly, as opposed to being masked for days as it might be with a cached monitoring approach. When monitored properly, using a non-cache method, an error is quickly identified so the designated workaround, like a DNS failover, can be implemented.
Dotcom-Monitor non-cached DNS monitoring (unlike some other cache-based DNS monitoring solutions) also provides diagnostics with an automated trace-route as soon as a DNS problem is detected. This means less time investigating the problem and much faster mean-time-to-repair (MTTR). The Dotcom-Monitor DNS monitoring solution also allows website owners to spot trends so that small DNS issues can be addressed before they become big DNS problems.