Posted on 2012-09-11
I need some Expert opinions!
I recently moved nameservers for our domain from Network Solutions to GoDaddy. Unfortunately yesterday GoDaddy experienced what may have been a DDoS attack, with it taking down our websites and email for most of the business day. A lot of orders come through our website and email so needless to say, we can't afford for this to happen again.
Today, I contacted Verisign and Neustar who both claim 100% uptime and the ability to thwart DDoS attacks. For this level of service, they charge $200-$300 per month versus about $10 per month I was paying with NetSol and GoDaddy.
Of course the extra cost is worth our business being up all the time. But is the claim of 100% uptime realistic? Am I just as safe with any domain hosting service? Should I just stay put and expect to have my domain host go offline and lose a day or two of business each year?
Your experiences and opinions are appreciated!