DNS Registrars and DNS redundancy

We currently use Network Solutions as our Domain name registrar.
We are thinking of transferring to another registrar.  Can anyone give me reasons to change or to stay ?  

A few times we have had to make DNS changes when Records change or IP addresses need to change .  We were unable to change the TTL to a lower number which could have made the IP address change faster.  We were to;ld other Registrars may be better.

I think I'm looking for a recommendation from an expert on a good registrar , what features or services they may provide that outshine Network Solutions  .

Also one of our main problems is we would like to be able to have redundancy for our DNS, so if our primary sight is down there could be an automatic failover to a secondary sight for am internally hosted website .  I see there are 3rd party services that can provide this type of service  like https://dnsmadeeasy.com/services/dnsfailover/  I was wondering if any registrars also could provide this service.
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Martin MillerCTOCommented:
Registrar and DNS can be separated.

You can save money,  is one driver to going with registrars other than Network Solutions. Good is judgment call... but, I have a volume of domains, and most are with godaddy.com

DNS, you may have some security or traffic filtering you want to be applied and not all DNS providers have this, e.g. CloudFlare.
MaheshArchitectCommented:
majority of dns providers do not allow records with lower TTL out of box such as 60 sec etc

for that you need to send them request or you need to raise ticket with them and then will act on that

I'd not want to increase expenditure by separating domain registrar and DNS provider as when this is public domain and dns, basic rules will be followed by all dns providers and that would be sufficient for day to day management
I also using Godaddy as registrar and dns provider and did not face any issues until

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GlobaLevelProgrammerCommented:
network solutions WHOIS partner together to provide detail a level higher than the DNS provider.
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