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Posted on 2014-09-04
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I like to change my dns service to a reliable, fast support response one or if there's a way to deploy and manage our own DNS server without exposing our internal DNS information to outside.

We actually experienced a serious problem today. Our DNS service provider changed their pricing scheme putting connection limit newly without letting me know, then dropped all incoming connections because of $60 overage. They say they have sent the plan change email to me, but I haven't gotten, not in my junk folder. And no instruction to get rid of the red overage usage in My Account page, had to go through 1 hour support, then the payment info came to my email(?)

What about godaddy or which DNS service do you recommend?
Is it a good practice to host our own DNS server? How do I do that without risk of exposing our internal DNS information to public?

Thank you in advance.
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We do split dns services for lots of websites, its quite easy.
Our external dns sits at network solutions for websites, we point email and what not to our IP addresses assigned to firewalls

On the outside DNS:

An "A" record that points to my external IP addresses, then forwarded to an internal web server, content is hosted from there.

Inside DNS:
an "A" records that point to my internal IP of the webserver
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by:crcsupport
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wlacroix, the reason you have internal/external DNS servers, as I do, is for security reason, I guess. Does network solution DNS provide good and reliable service? What about the support? Does tech support pick up your calls quick?
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by:wlacroix
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I love them, I log into our account and can change DNS On my own without talking to anyone.
They are extremely reliable and only been down a few times in the history of the internet. They have been a governing force since the dawn of time. When I make changes to DNS its only a few hours before that happens.
Reverse lookups are controlled by my ISP

You could host your own dns inside your own dmz if you choose to.
dns1.domain.com

your internal would point as a forwarder to your external.
domain-dc.domain.com would forward any requests it cant service to dns1.domain.com
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Also what is difference between paid DNS hosting service like dyn.com, godaddy.com and just using the default DNS hosting service provided by domain registrars such as register.com, networksolutions.com as free?
Would register.com and networksolutions.com provide DNS record change through scripting interface? What I have been doing is, I set the script to run when our failover T1 kicks in. The script connects to our paid DNS hosting service and update DNS records. Would that be possible? I'm looking at the registrar of my domain, register.com. They seem to provide a web interface for updating DNS records, but seems being lack of scripting interface.
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network solutions is also a web interface but I cant speak for scripted access.

I believe you can put in 2 A records both for IPs to www.domain.com, but not positive.

Sorry I cant help you with scripting access.
If your line is subject to going down, you may be better off hosting your site with a host over hosting it yourself.
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