- It does detect the ISP change really fast.
- Record change is very fast, usually within 15 seconds.
- User interface is very easy to use.
- Can't detect with an ISP that is having packet issues, so the firm thinks it should be failing over and yells at us, but really the ISP hasn't gone down so it wouldn't flip over. It would be nice if it had a way to set packet loss % before it would switch.
- Traffic director works well when shifting traffic to different Data-centers according to end user source IP.
- Active failover provides an easy way to failover between dc when specific health check fails.
- DNS records updates are published fast.
- API - working with DSF ID is not fun.
- Python SDK is not complete, and updating an existing record should be done with less code.
- Direct line to knowledgeable support. Calling in with any issue we have always encountered intelligent and knowledgeable support personnel.
- Datadog integration is a nice plus.
- Simple option management for global TD response pool failovers lets us do regional maintenance without worries.
- The website interface is archaic.
- The split brain between DynID, contacts and users will leave you scratching your head.
- The audit capability and managing entries through the Web interface is easy to use.
- The API is well documented and easy to use.
- The canned reports work well.
- The pricing is too expensive.
- Getting custom reports is difficult.
- The load balancing isn't good - we tried it and didn't like it. We don't need now though as we're using our cloud provider.
- It's fine for standalone DNS, but as CDNs and cloud providers provide DNS functionality, it's difficult to justify a DNS only provider.
The rest of the product isn't that different from a basic DNS provider and works adequately.
- DNS Active Failover is fast and easy to set up.
- Basic DNS settings are easy to view and change.
- Dyn now has multiple control panels for its various products and services. It's not always easy to find what you are looking for.
- Switching to the Managed DNS product from the simple one was advertised as an instant changeover, but it didn't work that way for us. Months later we were still being charged for the basic service and our domain was still showing up in the old system.
Oracle Dyn Managed DNS Review: "Easy to Use, and a great central location to manage all your Domains DNS needs."
- Easy to manage DNS records across multiple domains.
- The updates are very quick and are usually available within seconds.
- We have added features for DNS resolution that other DNS providers don't provide.
- It would be nice to quickly filter content by IP ranges, rather than have to click through many domains. It would make ISP changes easier.
- Our company uses Oracle to host client email accounts and Oracle fulfills that need flawlessly.
- We have never had any issues with accounts randomly going down.
- We can easily sort through and edit the domains we have created.
- Some portions of the process of creating the domains tend to take longer to load than I would like but not so much that it's a problem.
- After creating thousands of domains the list becomes rather unwieldy.
- The process of creating domains isn't very intuitive.
- For DNS modifications they have multiple user interfaces, some are better for little changes, others ideal for bulk modifications
- Outside of the Ddos of Oct, 2016 (took out 1/3rd of the net in North America?), I've had zero problems with Dyn.
- Low overhead, no bother.
- There is a feature I've read about (DNS "alias", separate from cnames) I had considered using, but did not actually need. It looks like DYN has some level of support for that,but I might have to read the online help to find out how.
- I'm not sure where the problem is, but sometimes when using DNS based verification of ownership in Google search console, it fails. only 1/3rd of the time,but I think that is a Google thing.
- Provides you opportunity to review before publishing.
- UI is very straight forward.
- A records are obvious in the UI, but it wasn't as clear when creating SRV and other less common record types. To be honest, I think straight text files are simpler, but they do make mistakes harder.
- It's easy to add or modify DNS records.
- It has an API that support sufficient level of automation.
- It has adequate intelligence to manage traffic.
- RESTFUL API can be expanded to support scripting and automation.
- More pre-built objects and functions in SDK to faster development.
- Pre-built integration points with web applications.
Since we moved to Oracle Dyn, everything is now much easier.
We moved all our production domains to Dyn and also the ones that required a bit more features like Full featured DNS, Geo localization.
The multi user capabilities makes it great for allowing multiple employees to handle the work.
- Full Featured DNS.
- Responsive Servers.
- Intuitive UI/UX.
- The handling of the nodes in the expert or simple view is sometimes confusing.
- HTTP redirects are not easy to find.
- The login with the DYNID within the company is a bit clunky.
- Maybe provide an overview of how the DNS has been propagated.
- Add a Registrar capability.
For what I can tell, it doesn't handle the registrar.
I wish we could have a duplicated registrar in case it goes down.
Oracle Dyn Managed DNS Review: "Oracle Dyn DNS Management is secure, and is the best DNS service for any business looking for security and ease of use."
- The user interface is very easy to navigate and to be able to see all your DNS zones and records.
- Changes do not go live until you have reviewed and published them. Great way to check if there are any errors
- I am very happy with this product and do not have any issues with the service or think there is missing functionality.
- Easy to navigate. You select a zone and there you have a tree containing all the sub-domains in that zone; sub-sub-domains are grouped with their sub-domain and you can expand them just clicking.
- Not error prone. You make the changes and then you publish them, minimizing the risk of changing something for mistake.
- Average HTTP API.
- API calls (i.e. from terraform) sometimes fail under certain circumstances. The API is good but not flexible enough to have it all automatized.
- UI is strange sometimes, for example, yesterday I was trying to change the TTL of a TXT record in our root domain and changing its TTL *sometimes* changed the TTL of all the TXT records under that domain (there were two), sometimes not. This was using the Simple Editor.
- The GUI interface is excellent
- The call center is first class and able and eager to assist with DNS questions and strategies
- The sales team is knowledgeable in their product offering
- I don't see room [for improvement] at this time for the products and services I use. I'm very satisfied.
- Easy to manage interface
- Extremely fast public entry changes
- Has all aspects of local DNS so it is easy to use
- An easier to use failover service to switch between ISP addresses during an outage
- Can switch between ISPs without user intervention when one subnet becomes unavailable
- Changes are made quickly so no waiting on propagation.
- Stability and security are the main reasons for using Dyn DNS.
- Not having to worry about DDOS attacks on DNS.
- 2-factor authentication for users is a must.
- Not only under our own control so issue with audits.
- Not always user-friendly.
- Handles our large zone file.
- Provides an API to integrate with.
- Has been a reliable and professional partner.
- Our zone file is so large that it is very hard to navigate by hand. Sometimes you have to just guess a URL to get where you need to go.
- We have run into occasional issues with API rate limiting, even when sending low request volume.
- Both a basic UI and advanced UI for all levels of management.
- Simple tools to see what changes are complete and which are pending.
- Ability to export and import DNS entries in standard formats.
- User management is very messy. It needs to be fixed after the change to a single sign-on a few years back, and it feels unfinished.
- Edge serving of DNS responses is a fairly core success of Dyn in the 9 years I have used them.
- Feature-set is reasonably well developed, GeoDNS including IP/Client Subnet support.
- Customer service is excellent and our technical account team have been good.
- Too many legacy services are supported with different behavior methods, deprecating and merging features would be ideal. I.e Traffic Manager / Traffic Director should be collapsed.
- The API is fragile and has always been a source of great concern and occasional consternation.
- More interesting logging and metrics would be potentially interesting to explore.
- Being able to merge 'advanced' services and also slave zone-files without excessive multi-zone complexity.
As previously mentioned, some concerns over the overall API reliability to put it in the critical path for automation.
- Provides good per user access
- Is extremely cost effictive
- Has great uptime
- No integration with other cloud products from AWS, Google Could, Azure, etc
- Batch zone updates which don't require having to edit zone files and then reupload. For example, updating the TTL for several records at a time in the UI
Oracle Dyn Managed DNS Scorecard Summary
About Oracle Dyn Managed DNS
Oracle Dyn provides managed DNS for large web properties. The vendor says it offers one of the largest, fastest, and most resilient DNS networks in the world. The product serves more than 3,500 enterprises.
The vendor promises the following key differentiators:
1. Performance: For modern
sites and applications, DNS resolution can account for up to 30% of site load
time. The vendor says they respond to DNS queries in less than 30 milliseconds worldwide and
propagate DNS records globally in under a minute. The vendor also says that analysis
shows that Dyn’s DNS network performance is up to 10 times more consistent than
2. Scale: Every day, Oracle Dyn intelligently routes user traffic using internet performance data from over 600 collection points, analyzes over 240 billion source collected data points, and makes 40 billion traffic optimization decisions ensuring customers improve user experiences and contain costs. Oracle Dyn delivers intelligent responses to DNS queries based on policies, geo-location and network latency.
- Managed DNS service for ensuring superior DNS performance and availability across the globe
- Traffic Steering solutions for optimizing the responsiveness and reliability of web-based applications and services
- Secondary DNS solution for extending the resiliency of your existing DNS infrastructure.
- All backed by full-time DNS experts and 24x7x365 technical support.
Oracle Dyn Managed DNS Customer Size Distribution
|Small Businesses (1-50 employees)||10%|
|Mid-Size Companies (51-500 employees)||50%|
|Enterprises (> 500 employees)||Enterprises (> 500 employees)||40%|
Oracle Dyn Managed DNS Technical Details
|Supported Countries:||Global support including in-country China|