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Likelihood to Recommend

NS1

NS1 is great for high performance or geographically load balanced DNS needs for an enterprise product. The variety of different services and integrations make the product highly configurable and the great monitoring systems, including integrations with PagerDuty, etc., allow for an operation to easily watch for issues. NS1 is overkill for flat, easy to define, and static DNS solutions that won't use all of its advanced features.
Stephen Groat | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle Dyn Managed DNS

Oracle managed DNS becomes very heavy when there is an ample amount of DNS being managed. However, the DNS creation and updating takes very less time to propagate and is very easy to use. So, for an organization, where there is a modest amount of DNS to manage, it works very well and gives a splendid experience. So, considering the complexity of managing the DNS for an IT company Oracle Dyn managed DNS is the best option to opt.
Dhruvan Tanna | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

NS1

  • Excellent uptime and performance, allowing for consistent and fast resolution
  • A strong customer-focused feature set that continually evolves
  • Excellent API support and infrastructure as code support through Terraform
Stephen Groat | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle Dyn Managed DNS

  • The portal management is very easy to use in comparison to other companies for DNS management.
  • The have expert mode that allows for multiple edits on records and allows you to make notes for each edit on a zone.
  • The have TTLs that are as low as 30 seconds.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

NS1

  • Terraform provider has bugs and NS1 is relying on a new release of Terraform (0.12) to fix the issues
  • Expensive
  • Some difficulty getting live customer support
Stephen Groat | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle Dyn Managed DNS

  • Simpler billing interface
  • More responsive sales team to provide relevant QBRs to ensure proper and best practice use of the product/platform
  • Integration of the Dyn ECT Managed DNS with Dyn Domain Registration would be a nice feature as currently I have to manage two consoles and billing accounts.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

NS1

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Oracle Dyn Managed DNS

Oracle Dyn Managed DNS 8.5
Based on 101 answers
This is the only real gripe we have with Dyn; their web-UI can be remarkably painful to use.In the "simple" editor, DNS records are arranged in a kind of "node" view, where each record is a node and any records of the same name or longer (i.e. all records called "record.example.com" or "other.record.example.com") fall under it. This creates an odd sort of hierarchical view that's not really representative of the zone file.The "expert" editor doesn't have an actual delete button, just a checkbox. If you want to update conflicting record types (for example, replacing an A record with a CNAME) you have to check the box for the record being deleted, save changes, create the new record, save changes, and finally publish changes.Dyn uses a publish model for changes, where all changes you make are staged and can be reverted or published all at once. This is fine, except that the publish/revert dialog is in a different page. This is nice when you have many changes, but very annoying when you're changing just one or two records across multiple zones.These are relatively minor issues in an otherwise good platform; annoyances more than deal breakers.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

NS1

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Oracle Dyn Managed DNS

Oracle Dyn Managed DNS 8.6
Based on 100 answers
Haven't had a need to work with the support team and DYN to date. The system has always done what we needed and the support documentation is straightforward and has answered any questions that we have had. They provide updates if there are ever any issues in a timely manner and make sure everyone knows what is going on.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

NS1

The primary comparison was between NS1 and Route 53. The more advanced features and better performance of NS1 made the choice clear. Also, moving some services to a different vendor prevents vendor lock-in. Route 53 has great features and is easy to configure as well as a Terraform provider support for infrastructure as code practices, but the performance of NS1 was much better.
Stephen Groat | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle Dyn Managed DNS

AWS Route 53 did not allow us to be specific enough in how we segment global traffic. It only allows you to select continents or large segments of the world. Also, we currently host all of our infrastructure with AWS and felt if something were to go wrong there, we should be able to quickly change our DNS to point somewhere else if needed.
Justin Rupp | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

NS1

  • Improvement in uptime and resolution times
  • Expensive
  • Helps to continue our move to complete infrastructure as code
Stephen Groat | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle Dyn Managed DNS

  • For the law firm its being used for, it keeps their remote users working. For law firms, time is money, usually every 15 minutes lost can be a big deal to them.
  • Sometimes it has switched when its not supposed to, and causes downtime. No real way to inform users when the switch is happening, it would be great to have an email alert we can not only send to ourselves but a notification to primary and technical partners in the firm so they don't have to yell at us like something is broken, instead they are aware it had to change.
William Burnette | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

NS1

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Oracle Dyn Managed DNS

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

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