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Why Does Your Website Need Geographically Redundant DNS?

On Tuesday, Nerds On Site announced our new geographically redundant DNS system, and made it a standard option for all our shared hosting clients. This is the second in a series of three articles on geographically redundant DNS, designed to answer the What, Where and Why of our new service.
Why is geographically redundant DNS crucial for your business? Two days ago, Media Temple (one of North America’s largest hosting provider with nearly 1 million domains under management) suffered a 2 hour and 5 minute period of downtime because of an attack on their DNS system. While MediaTemple has redundant DNS servers, their servers are not geographically redundant, making them much more susceptible to attack.
There are many types of disasters that can hit a server, such as hardware failures, power outages, network outages, hacking attempts, denial of service attacks and many others. Many of these issues will affect all servers in a single physical location, such as multiple servers in the same data center. By placing redundant servers in geographically separate places (one in Canada, one in the United States) Nerds On Site is able to prevent the widest possible array of issues, including issues that take down our competitors on a regular basis.
By hosting with Nerds On Site, and having your DNS protected by our geographically redundant system, you know that you are getting the best possible reliability for your business. Contact our team today, by phone: 1-877-MY-NERDS, or by email:

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