I noticed you're suggesting the freemium route - any details on how that's planning to work? Buying more record slots? Restrict certain types of records? Free GApps/Heroku/AWS configuration, custom configurations cost?
On topic, I checked out EntryDNS when they first announced it on HN. Glad to see many improvements, such as including HTTPS support, AAAA records, etc. Great job!
Edit: as a suggestion, let me view DNS zones directly. That would be very helpful to some, and also eliminate the need to learn how to translate between different providers' UI's.
I've been looking for a good, reliable, and fully-featured managed DNS literally for the last 2 weeks straight (I'm tired of the default managed offerings from Rackspace, they are pretty bare-bones). None (free or paid) I've found have impressed me.
I've taken Hurricane Electric's IPv6 certification courses, used their Tunnel broker services, and I implicitly trust their tech. They really know what they're doing and their services are complete, well-managed, and work great. I will also gladly pay for their offerings if they move in that direction.
For those of you who haven't been introduced to Hurricane, please visit the site above and explore it. I highly recommend the IPv6 certification as a way to introduce yourself to IPv6 concepts, and the tunnel broker service as a way to set your own sites and clients up to use it before you have available infrastructure from your ISP or host.
Thank you very much, this is great news indeed.
So far I've found only two issues: (1) no support for DNSSEC and (2) their use of HTTPS is somewhat spotty, so you must pay attention to it yourself.
Glad you found what you were looking for, and thanks for plugging TunnelBroker. The more people use services like these, the more IPv6 we'll be seeing.
Edit: I take it back. Looks like they always use HTTPS. It's tunnelbroker.net and tunnelbroker.com that don't.
Unless I'm overlooking some killer feature, this is a typical case of a startup not reviewing their market before hand.
Be very careful how you structure your premium offerings. People don't like when the free version starts losing features or capacity.
I think the certificate's valid, they're just not sending out a required intermediate certificate. Doesn't exactly inspire confidence though.
The one bummer with Route53 is http://aws.amazon.com/route53/faqs/#DNSSEC.
Works OK for me..
Site is friendly but devoid of a technical FAQ
(it's also slightly confusing in that it's not just DNS management you are offering but actual authoritative DNS service)
These are your competitors, at least the commercial ones:
I'll just continue to host my own DNS.
or if your site isn't worth the $30 just use your registrar's free dns.
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