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DNS provider that can handle SRV and NAPTR records

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I work for a VOIP hosting company, and our customers need options for hosting their DNS records. I know that Network Solutions doesn't handle NAPTR records (and are generally pretty clueless).

Does someone know of a DNS provider that knows what they are doing and deals with SRV and NAPTR records.  

Preferably, this would be someone that will let me edit my zone files, or has a tool that handles these records properly.  I'm tired of waiting for NOC drones to fatfinger my updates and then screw it up so I have to wait for another update cycle.
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by:arnold
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If you have your own DNS, you could look at vendors that provide secondary DNS services.

This way you configure their DNS servers on the domain registration record as well as within the DNS zone. But your server will be the SOA and theirs will be configured to slave the zone data from your DNS server.
Note to take into account Change propagation as well as not set the expiry of the zone too low such that if your DNS server goes down or becomes in accessible, the zone does not expire.  I.e. do not set expiry to 1hour.

This way you have the best of both worlds.  Whatever records you add those are the records that the DNS servers will reflect while you maintain the control over the data.
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by:et01267
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Thanks.

The problems are:

1. We don't want to run DNS for our VOIP-provider customers. It's not core for our business, and it doesn't make sense for our customers either: if they later want to move to one of our competitors, they need us to do DNS stuff which would be an awkward situation.

2. Our customers don't really know enough to run their own DNS hosting.

I'm really looking for a Registrar / DNS provider that can do it all, competently and quickly.
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arnold earned 2000 total points
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The problem is that most common DNS entries are A, CNAME, MX.
The SRV validation likely what prevents some from including it in the interface.

I've done a search for "dns hosts with SRV records" and think the following links point to a promissing set.
Some existing DNS providers might allow the user to enter data without validation.

http://www.webhostingtalk.com/archive/index.php/t-580978.html
freedns.afraid.org
easydns.com

Godaddy.com provides for SRV records.

NAPTR is a more customized need and a search for a host that includes it was fruitless.
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ZoneEdit will be providing these features shortly in August/September 2010

•      Over 10 new or enhanced record types including SRV, KEY, LOC, SPF, TXT, and more

very cheapley as well, sign-up now,

"One of the primary changes affecting free users is that the number of free zones allowed will be reduced from 5 to 2. However, all users that have ever purchased a credit will maintain their 5 free zones, so the easy solution if you've valued your ZoneEdit service is to purchase at least 1 credit ($10.95 per credit) before the transition to keep all 5 free zones."
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by:noci
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One note with zone edit:

if you add a 5 zones and delete 1 and then add another, that would mean you have 6 zones used.. (It is also said in the FAQ)
it litterary means the first 5 zones. ATM the SRV records don't work yet, also not for slaving zones. (the intermediate SOA is not taken for the _udp & _tcp / _tls sub zones.)
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by:et01267
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Sorry for the delay.  The list of providers was good, and I think we ended with easydns
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