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Posted by Alex Vayl on June 20, 2016

Announcing the NS1 App for Grafana

Many of our customers rely on Grafana and even our NOC uses it to monitor our network performance.To give more of our users access to this powerful solution, we've teamed up with raintank (the company behind Grafana) to develop an NS1 app

Posted by Alex Vayl on August 11, 2015

Now is the Time to Delegate DNS

So you want to run your own domain name server inside your own network. What could possibly go wrong?

Posted by Alex Vayl on March 10, 2015

Intelligent Traffic Distribution Based on Real-Time Telemetry

Our Load Shedding automatically adjusts the flow of traffic to your endpoints in real-time based on telemetry coming right from your endpoints or application.

Posted by Kris Beevers on November 19, 2014

Go Your Own Way - Redirection With DNS Records

At NS1, we’re all about pushing the boundaries of what’s possible with DNS.

Posted by Kris Beevers on October 4, 2014

Linked Records Eliminate DNS Round Trips and Management Overhead

Linked records are available in the NS1 portal today! Here’s a quick tutorial of how to create them.

Posted by Alex Vayl on September 3, 2014

Twice as Nice - Use Cloned Records To Speed DNS Configuration

We know you’re big on saving time and making DNS configurations faster and easier. That’s why our intelligent DNS solutions let you clone records instead of creating each one individually.

Posted by Kris Beevers on August 24, 2014

EDNS0 and NS1 Filter Chains Improve DNS Routing

NS1’s platform is fully edns0-client-subnet (ECS) enabled. This means Google Public DNS, and other ECS-enabled resolvers will send details about the user doing a DNS query, which is then used to improve routing by leveraging your NS1 Filter Chains.

Posted by Kris Beevers on August 17, 2014

Primary DNS with NS1

The standard redundant DNS setup is to configure a Primary and Secondary provider for your DNS in a master/slave configuration. In this scenario we’ll show NS1 as the primary(master) DNS provider and another DNS provider as the secondary(slave).

Posted by Alex Vayl on May 21, 2014

“Naked” Domains Get Sexier with NS1’s ALIAS Records

ALIAS records are the answer to that quirky DNS problem of not being able to reliably CNAME your “naked” domain (a.k.a. “zone apex” a.k.a. “root domain”).

Posted by Alex Vayl on May 11, 2014

Combining NS1 and Alfred to do cool things

We love real-time data. It quickly confirms that traffic is flowing and gives a snapshot of current traffic levels. In fact, when you login to our customer portal, one of the first things you’ll see is your current queries per second (QPS)

Posted by Kris Beevers on March 2, 2014

Simple manual failover with NS1

One of the most common DNS configurations you might want to implement is active-passive failover.

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