Re: [opensource-62] registrar recommendations

From: mowgli
Sent on: Wednesday, February 12, 2014 2:16 AM
hmmm all intriguingly interesting info indeed, said the alliteration monkey.


On Tue, Feb 11, 2014 at 8:40 PM, David Cathey <[address removed]> wrote:
Well, one thing you can do is sign up for CloudFlare at http://www.cloudflare.com, and they do have a free level of service.  You can set a few specific subdomains that will be accelerated using their content delivery network.  You can also add a wildcard '*' subdomain to pick up the rest (although it will point directly to a single IP without going through their CDN).  And for your main subdomains, you get a little bit of traffic boost!

You might be able to just have the registrar do the domain registation, and do the DNS elsewhere.  It might make more sense (even if it costs a little bit more) to get the improved functionality.  Amazon, for example, has Route53 as their cloud-based service.

One thing to keep in mind with using just the registrar-based DNS services - sometimes they get DDoS's.  I had a domain become unreachable when GoDaddy had an outage.  Or services could have other outages (like Amazon on the rare occasion).  You should consider having your DNS split to different services so there is no single point of failure. For instance, I manage my own DNS servers that are on different cloud hosting platforms in different countries (I can be a bit of the subdomain/domain slut myself!).


On 02/11/[masked]:06 PM, mowgli wrote:
thanx david, while educational, the registrar doesnt let me touch the zone files directly.  just add subdomains & domains via gui web based interface.

they choose, based on my selections, the record type (C, A, etc).  but its all like you said behind the scenes.  no wild card allowed either.

so thats why i need registrars who allow unlimited subdomains.  or 100 or so.  i guess i'm a subdomain slut.


On Tue, Feb 11, 2014 at 5:12 PM, David Cathey <[address removed]> wrote:
Subdomains are the part of the name prefixing your domain:

subdom1.domain.com
subdom2.domain.com

A "CNAME" is just an alias to point a name to another name.  I.e. my example below.  Otherwise, you use an "A" record to point to the IP address of the host.  "A" records are slightly faster, since you go from name to IP address.  With CNAME's, an additional DNS lookup is performed to look for the A record of resulting CNAME.  At some point, you need to find an IP address!

If most of the domains are hosted on the same server, you can wildcard it:

A record:
*    A    xxx.xxx.xxx

CNAME record:
*    CNAME    my-web-server.domain.com

That can save you a lot of records in the zone file, and save you time updating your zone just to point another record to the same place all the time.  The wildcard will match any subdomain that does not already exist in your zone file.


On 02/11/[masked]:07 PM, mowgli wrote:
are subdomains same as cnames?  not sure.  i mean subdomains like xxxx.domain.com or ftp.domain.com.

pricing seems high for 1 yr.  solar is nice tho!


On Tue, Feb 11, 2014 at 3:27 PM, John Fields <[address removed]> wrote:

Http://pairnic.com

By unlimited sub-domains, I am guessing unlimited DNS "C" records?  Hosting is not included.

All the features you wanted,  $14/yr @4 yrs,  $13/yr @ 5 yrs.

$19/yr @ 1yr.

Plus solar powered data center. :)





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