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Oracle Dyn DNS (domain name system) is an infrastructure-as-a-service that is touted by Oracle Dyne as one of the highest performance global networks existent. It is available as a managed DNS with secondary DNS available for more reliable business continuity on higher service tiers.A play with Oracle's Dyn managed DNSOracle managed DNS has been the most vital part of the engineering process of our cloud product. It is being used by our organization's cloud department. It addresses the domains of all our customers which is in a way directly affecting the customer.,Faster DNS provisioning Rapid DNS Change propagation Highly available REST APIs available which makes it easy to use,Dyn UI was a bit heavy to use. Improvement in UI will make the product seamless. Sometimes there are errors while updating the Dyn from REST APIs, so improving it will add a plus point to the product. Traversing between pages of Dynects was difficult from the UI.,9,DNS update was very quick so downtime from a customer's perspective was very less. Oracle Dyn managed DNS made it very easy to manage almost more than one lakh DNS. Response time of the UI was very much because of which it was sometimes making difficult to traverse through pages and in turn, was inconvenient when there is business criticality.,Amazon Route 53, Nginx and Azure DNS,Splunk Cloud, Puppet Enterprise (formerly Puppet Data Center Automation), Terraform, AWS Lambda, RabbitMQ, ElasticsearchCan always be better, but an amazingly secure, resiliant and configurable service.We use dyn DNS as our primary external DNS hosted service.,Fault tolerance of DNS records Fault tolerance of DNS names. We can fail over our services to another server almost instantly.,I would like to share the DNS namespace with our internal DNS servers. This is a difficult configuration to maintain.,7,,As stated in a previous question, while the availability of synchronizing of DNS between platforms is available, it is a cumbersome task that can be expanded upon.,8,9,In the years that we have used this service we have only had one outage. That outage effected many other companies besides us and was a major outage on the internet. Other than that one instance, we have seemed to run at 100% for years in a row.Oracle Dyn Managed DNS is AwesomeWe use Oracle Dyn Managed DNS for our public facing enterprise websites. It is being used only by our department. We also use it for switchover between our primary and secondary data center in the event of failure.,Oracle Dyn Managed DNS's GUI is very user-friendly. The configuration is also very easy.,I would like to see a GUI Dashboard where Dyn shows all of the DNS traffics.,9,Oracle Dyn Managed DNS does help us manage our DNS the way we wanted, and it met our business objective.,,It is very important for us to chose a DNS management tool that is vendor independence because our agency uses many different vendors. It will make our work harder to use a product that is vendor dependence.,9,9,We have never run into any outages of Dyn DNS. Our domain has been secured very well with Dyn.So far so goodWe use this product to manage all of the organizations DNS services. Although our organization's domains are registered through other 3rd party providers they are mostly configured to point to Dynect for their name servers (DN records). This is used across the entire organizations as well as all of our external partners.,Ease of changing records.,Review of packages and offerings.,8,Ability to quickly make changes for the organization.,We are not locked into any particular vendor and can change this as needed. If we move to another provider we can simply update records and continuity remains the same.,5,7,I have not had the chance to use the product very frequently yet but so far it seems as though this product has been used by the organization for a while now and must be doing the job, otherwise it would have been switched.Dyn knocks it out of the park every timeWe have been using Dyn Managed DNS to manage our external facing server pool and web farm. It makes the management of DNS so much easier and performs accurate zone transfers to our external facing DNS servers. Our decision to switch to Dyn Managed DNS has saved me so much time to make it worth the investment.,Performs frequent and reliable zone transfers to my external facing name servers Allows me to review my changes before sending it out for world wide replication,Some parts of the UI were a little confusing but after working with it for a short time I have become very familiar with the interface A way to customize reports tailored to my needs would be helpful,10,Saves me time which saves the company money and a gives me more time to work on other major issues I encounter Very reliable and fast. Allows you to review changes before publishing them to the world,,7,10,Product has always been available for me when it was needed. The only time it was not was during the DDoS attack a couple years ago. The reliability and accuracy of Dyn DNS has been one thing less that I did not have to worry about. It just works.Oracle Dyn DNS ReviewWe use Dyn to manage the DNS for most of our larger organizations. We eventually plan to move all our DNS into Dyn.,Excellent site up-time Ease of configuration Robust reporting,The DNS admin interface is a bit out-dated Reporting display could be improved,9,It has helped improve our reputation among clients, because the secure and high performing DNS provided by Dyn has resulted in increased uptime for our information systems. It has allowed us greater portability between domain registrars, because when DNS is managed separately, we can easily move domains to a registrar that can offer lower prices, without having to worry about site downtime.,GoDaddy, Network Solutions and CloudFlare,Vendor importance is very important to us, because it allows us to manage DNS in a best-of-breed environment and gives portability to our domain registrations.,9,6,We have never experienced site downtime due to DNS issues since switching to Dyn.Review from a Software EngineerWe use Oracle Dyn Managed DNS to support our extensive and world-wide auto scaling environment. We needed a flexible and API driven DNS tool and Oracle Dyn Managed DNS fit the bill perfectly.,Strong API support Easy to use Helpful software libraries DNS changes are propagated quickly,UI is a little dated UI is sometimes hard to understand,10,Enables agile ops Allows for better control of revenue through autoscaling Strong API means better automation,,Vendor agnostic DNS means we aren't locked in to any particular system; and API driven scaling gives us the ability to delegate the DNS management to a third party. This works pretty well for us as we do not want to have to manage DNS directly.,10,10,We have never had our DNS experience issues or go down so I can say that it's perfectly reliable and extremely consistent.Fantastic DNS management service for beginners and advanced users!We use Oracle Dyn Managed DNS across our organization to help manage not only our DNS but also the DNS and a few other DNS related services for most of our clients. It's great having a central location for all management, not to mention an interface that is easy for new users as well as advanced options for power users.,Central Management GUI works for beginners or power users Ability to easily adjust settings per domain Support was quick to respond the few times I've reached out to them Historical configurations easily accessible,I can't really think of anything that stands out as a con.,10,Allows us to provide a valuable service to clients Central Management Simple or Advanced GUI; it's up to the user,,Vendor independence is very important. It allows us to work with pretty much whoever we want to and not be trapped dealing with a company that knows you are stuck with them and don't have an alternative. All too often some of these gigantic companies don't really care if you are happy or not as long as they are making money.,10,10,We have not encountered any issues that were a result of something that they did wrong. There was a short period where they were the victim of a few major DDoS attacks, but they were mitigated in a reasonable amount of time. Most of our clients didn't know of the problems, but those that did we were able to keep them in the loop.What can Dyn DNS do for you?My company uses DynDNS to maintain a list of cloud targets that we provide to our customers. Using Dyn and the Dyn API allows us to easily create and manage records using automated processes saving us time and money by not having to manage and maintain our own DNS infrastructure.,The DYN API is fast and flexible allowing for additions, deletions, and changes to all be handled through automated processes. The flexibility with the types of records and the ease of use provided by the API and UI make adding and changing records a breeze. The customer portal is intuitive and very easy to navigate. Finding and managing records is very easy.,The WebUI is flash based and when you have a large number of records the UI can be very slow to respond. When making changes sometimes it is easy to miss the notification that you haven't published the changes. It would be nice to have a more obvious prompt/reminder to publish the changes.,10,We just needed a DNS provider that was simple to use, easy to manage, and reliable. DYN has met all of those objectives handily.,,Whenever possible we always choose to use a product that is vendor agnostic. We want a solution that just works no matter where we are trying to access the data from.,10,10,We have had zero issues with our solution. We haven't seen any downtime in our time using the product.Great product/service, but watch out for the sneaky/hidden 60day notice contract cancellation policyWe were using it to provide custom reliable custom DNS servers to our customer base.,DNS query/resolution time CNAME at the root domain level via alias Uptime and reliability,Sneaky contracts with buried 60-day cancellation policies only found in links to websites.,1,Positive: uptime/reliability Positive: CNAME at the root level Negative: sneaky contracts and no willingness to leave on good terms with a long-standing customer.,Not at all.,10,10,Rock Solid. There was on only one issue in 6-7 years and that took 1/2 the internet down, so I have been happy in this department.Dyn DNS Traffic Director Review and RatingIt is used by our customers for failover URLs when the primary IP address within fails a health check.,We migrated this customer away from a competitor's product knowing the features and available configurations would be more feature-rich. We have not had any of the issues we saw with GSS. Deploying and managing Dyn Traffic Director configurations is intuitive and easy. Dyn Traffic Director configurations allow us to put in place all our needed customer options.,When selecting zones to associate to a Traffic Director configuration, it can take a long period of time for them to load. Slow loading interface at times. Slow searches at times.,10,This product has had a positive impact on our customer's DNS environment. The migration away from GSS, and to Dyn, turned out to be the best choice in the end.,,We found that we were able to incorporate VitalQIP RR's into Dyn Traffic Director configurations and the 2 products work together to provide an internal resolution (QIP) and external TD configs for the same RRs.,10,10,We have had great success using Dyn and Dyn Traffic Director since we migrated our large customer to this product and were able to set up configurations for all required types of scenarios.Fantastic product for multiple domainsWe use it to manage all our external DNS traffic. This is used for several domains we own and we need to constantly keep it updated as our configurations change or new configurations need to be implemented.,Makes it very easy to manage our external DNS records. Great explanation on how to configure things if you're not sure. Tech support is a click away and it's very easy to get answers to questions or problems you are facing.,Would be nice if I could reset my 2FA myself rather then calling into support, but I understand why it is set up how it is. Other than that I do not really have anything else I can think of as I have had no issues.,10,Easy to manage DNS. Easy to give access to those who need to use it. Great tech support and help documentation when needed.,GoDaddy,I'm just looking for products that work as expected and don't have a lot of learning new techniques to get what I need to be done. I do not need anything overly complicated, just reliable and easy. Dyn falls right in line with my needs and wants.,10,10,This meets all my company needs. It is ideal to keep our environment secure and functional. We have had no issues and are glad we have Dyn to help centralize out DNS management for all the domains we own.Oracle Dyn Managed DNS is a rock-solid, easy-to-use, reliable service!We use Oracle Dyn Managed DNS to host all of The City of Virginia Beach's DNS domains/records. We have several domains that support many different departments and businesses, and we can manage all of them from one central location.,It uses multi-factor authentication and ensures us that the management of our DNS is secure. The interface is easy to use and navigate around, which makes administration less of a headache. I've found that when we needed documentation, it was easy to find and very helpful. Making changes is easy, but has its safeguards in place to avoid making mistakes. Changes always appear to be updated promptly as well.,The interface is easy to use, but it looks outdated. Bulk updates are difficult due to way you have to make updates in the interface. When a record is created, it will show a TTL of "default" but you have to research what that actual default value is. I'd prefer it displayed the actual value,8,It works well and its easy to manage. It saves time and effort from an administration perspective. It's very reliable as a service from a business perspective.,,It is very important for our solutions to be compatible across many different platforms because at the city we have various businesses and therefore, lots of variety in solution sets.,8,9,I have never had any issues with access or availability. Modern security methods are used for access and makes me feel safe for myself and potential breaches of access."Great for domain creation"It is being used across the organization on a POC basis. Currently, we don't use it for addressing any critical business problem.,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.,8,It is an excellent platform for managing a large number of sites over a large number of zones. Probably less appropriate for a smaller enterprise space.,,For me vendor independence is not important.,8,8,We have 20+ domains that DYN does DNS for, and mainly for our 4 high volume properties. I have pingdom monitoring the DYN dns response on 3 of the properties and I think this year, and only once, for 30 seconds they had a little hiccup. I think that is in the 99.999% uptime range? We are 100% inside Amazon AWS cloud and we sometimes need to move properties between services (ec2--> Cloudfront,etc.) DYN has been good for me, helping me get DNS changes done rapidly and easily.Oracle Dyn Managed DNS Rocks...We are using Oracle Dyn Managed DNS to host all of our domains across the organization. With Dyn DNS it is very responsive and the population of DNS across the globe is immediate. So during DNS publish we never waited for more than 30 min.,User Management is easy I can give the Role base Access to DNS The failover Functionality of DNS works very well.,We didn't find any cons yet as there as whatever we are looking for and using is already there in Dyn Managed DNS,9,Because of quick response time, it always saves time during deployment.,,It is not only about vendor agnostic it also about Vast API which are available to integrate with. Out Automation tools using the API it really made our Job very easy during provisioning of new Infra or retiring any older infra. API calls help to add and remove things form Dyn DNS very easily.,9,9,Till date from last 10+ year, I never faced the Downtime. There are very limited support tickets which talk about learning the new futures and not a single ticket which talks about downtime.Great service and cost effectiveWe use Dyn for all of our DNS needs for production locales.,They have great customer support Keep me informed of changes Always reach out to me when new features are available,The interface could use an upgrade, there are always places this could be done,9,They have always made it easy for me to manage the DNS and make quick changes,,Vendor agnostic is fine as far as what there stack is, as long as it works,9,9,We have only had the "one" event, no complaints other than that and that was and obvious one but I still have faith in the productWhy I love Oracle Dyn Managed DNS!We use Managed DNS for our primary public DNS for 4 domains. Our entire organization, which spans across Canada, relies on the service.,Very easy user interface to manage DNS. Reliable. We have never had any downtime ever. DNS records are updated and propagated very fast. We have been Oracle customers for 25 years before Dyn. It is very encouraging now that Oracle is part of Dyn.,Some more help on newer technologies like DMARC, and specific TXT records that are not common.,9,Moving from the basic service to the Managed $100/month service was a bit of a shock, but since we've grown we had no choice. Our DNS hits were growing too fast.,GoDaddy,I have not run into a time where DNS would be vendor specific, but I guess it does help that Dyn is vendor independant.,9,9,We have had ZERO downtime since being with Dyn DNS over the past 10 years. Zone updates are quick when we need to repoint services. It just works.Bletcherous User InterfaceWe use it for our DNS of the site and related services.,Stays running reliable,The user interface is abysmal. I am shocked that it has been alive this long and is so terrible. Ghastly and bletcherous. The whole user flow logins and user management audit logs,1,We regularly try NOT to be the engineer that has to log in and make changes. It really makes us think twice before we want to make changes.,CloudFlare,[Vendor independence is very important]. We want to go with best of breed without vendor lockin.,3,1,.Great UI experienceWe use Oracle Dyn Managed DNS to manage the DNS entries for our websites, CDNs, etc.,Very friendly interface. Reliable tool, we never had any issues. Great performance and speed.,Sometimes it's a little bit slow to navigate because we have to wait for the lists of DNS entries to load on the left menu.,9,As I'm more a technical person, I wouldn't have such info, but I feel it has has a positive impact on our organization overall.,Guru,As a technician it doesn't make too much difference for me.,9,10,We never had any issues, the service for us is really reliable.Dyn DNS does DNS the right wayDyn DNS allows us to automate (via the API) creation and management of all types of DNS records and with their scalable infrastructure, we never become unreachable due to DNS.,Great API to work with.,Would be great to integrate with Route 53.,9,We have survived outages using Dyn that we would have suffered before Dyn.,Neustar UltraDNS,We prefer our DNS to comply with the industry standard RFCs. Dyn DNS does this.,9,8,Availability: 10 Consistency: 9 (after updating, differences can lag for a little longer than I would hope) Security: 10 - 2FA is available.Over Delivering Promises - ODM DNSOracle Dyn Managed DNS (ODM DNS) is our main public DNS provider. We use it for traffic director for load balancing and high availability. It is a very robust solution and it guarantees the promise. I have worked with other providers in the past and my experience dictates that ODM DNS, so far, is the most reliable.,Traffic Director. Replication and Propagation. Administration.,New features are sometimes not intuitive. Support is not friendly for beginners (I have experienced this with one of my Engineers showing frustration). More reporting angles of analytics.,9,No negatives so far...Our uptime has been 100 percent.,Azure DNS and CloudFlare,[Vendor independence] is very important...This is where administration falls on the realm of comfortability.,8,9,So far, it is very consistent and reliable.Set it and forget it!My company uses Dyn's Managed DNS solution to dynamically adjust the DNS resolution of our URLs to target our preferred gear, accomplishing our HA/DR at the DNS level.,Dynamically modifies A records Propogates DNS changes worldwide in minutes Traffic Director is easy to manage,Would like to see the ability to link two (or more) traffic director services to perhaps use the same server pool and monitor and failover simultaneously.,9,It has allowed us to grow and scale upwards. We would not have an HA/DR solution that is affordable if not for Dyn.,,As a service provider ourselves that must accommodate the various endpoints of our customers, we can certainly appreciate the benefits to operating vendor agnostic.,9,9,We have not had an issues with the availability of the service and it has always been extremely consistent and predictable.I like it.It is used to host our public facing DNS across the whole organization. It saves us the trouble of maintaining public DNS servers.,The console is straightforward and easy to use. I haven't needed to go searching for documentation on how to do certain things as it's easy enough to figure out just by looking at the console.,Sometimes, the web console runs very slowly. This is rare, though.,8,We don't have to spend manpower on maintaining our own public DNS servers. We can focus on the internal DNS servers that don't require PKI certificates.,,This has never come up as an issue before.,9,10,In four years, there was one period of about two hours where it was down and I couldn't log in.Oracle Dyn Managed DNS is one of the best DNS service platforms I have used to date.Oracle Dyn Managed DNS is being used for our external DNS management and Active/Fail-over for all our sites used across the entire organization. It allows us to use a cloud-based system for external DNS that was easy to implement and easy to use. The accounts can also be secured by 2FA, though it would also be nice if the Domain Registration account could be secured by 2FA as well.,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.,They used to answer the phone when you called them, now after their purchase by Oracle, you have to leave a message for someone to call you back. Does not integrate with Dyn Domain Registration, so you need to have multiple accounts: one for Domain Registration and one for Dyn Managed DNS. No 2FA on Domain Registration.,8,The service price is very competitive even for SMBs. Every outage costs money, and with Dyn Managed DNS, service uptime is 100%. You will most likely see a return on investment the same year if moving away for your own external managed DNS servers.,Bluehost and GoDaddy,It's important to have a system that is flexible and compatible with other systems. Oracle Dyn Managed DNS has just about every record type available and zone transfers to and from secondary servers.,8,10,Overall, the availability is 100%, consistency is fantastic, the portal is about the same (a very simple easy to use interface) that I am used to. The security now has 2FA which is great, and I am hoping the Domain Registration portal also gets 2FA soon as well. Overall, very satisfied with service availability.Oracle Dyns DNS always keeping the lights on!Oracle Dyn Managed DNS is in use for the company primary domain, which is at the core of the companies business model as it touches the website as well as email communications. As a robust solution, it keeps DNS responsive and resilient, ensuring that people can reach us at any time of the ay or night.,Fast DNS query responses High and fair priced QPS allowances Ease of use from an administrator perspective as the console is intuitive and simple to navigate,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.,10,It has been a set it and forget it system requiring little in the way of ongoing management Since records are easy to update, changes to attached systems are simple to deploy and changes are near instant As it does not require attention, we don't need to invest additional time in management and can focus instead on other business needs,,Since Dyn is not tied to any particular vendor, we are free to detach our critical uptime productivity services such as email, calendaring, web services, and file sharing that rely on DNS away from any other vendor, giving us full flexibility to deploy new products and services as we see fit for our specific business needs.,10,10,I can say that I have never experienced an outage for Dyn DNS which I take to mean that the global resiliency is robust and consistent. There has never been a scenario in the 6 years that I have had the system in place that I have ever had to respond to a call from a customer that the website is down due to a DNS failure.
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June 19, 2019

Oracle Dyn Managed DNS Review: "A play with Oracle's Dyn managed DNS"

Score 9 out of 10
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Oracle managed DNS has been the most vital part of the engineering process of our cloud product. It is being used by our organization's cloud department. It addresses the domains of all our customers which is in a way directly affecting the customer.
  • Faster DNS provisioning
  • Rapid DNS Change propagation
  • Highly available
  • REST APIs available which makes it easy to use
  • Dyn UI was a bit heavy to use. Improvement in UI will make the product seamless.
  • Sometimes there are errors while updating the Dyn from REST APIs, so improving it will add a plus point to the product.
  • Traversing between pages of Dynects was difficult from the UI.
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.
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May 09, 2019

Oracle Dyn Managed DNS Review: "Can always be better, but an amazingly secure, resiliant and configurable service."

Score 7 out of 10
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We use dyn DNS as our primary external DNS hosted service.
  • Fault tolerance of DNS records
  • Fault tolerance of DNS names. We can fail over our services to another server almost instantly.
  • I would like to share the DNS namespace with our internal DNS servers. This is a difficult configuration to maintain.
External DNS zones are particularly suited for this product and the failover features and uptime are great.
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April 29, 2019

User Review: "Oracle Dyn Managed DNS is Awesome"

Score 9 out of 10
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We use Oracle Dyn Managed DNS for our public facing enterprise websites. It is being used only by our department. We also use it for switchover between our primary and secondary data center in the event of failure.
  • Oracle Dyn Managed DNS's GUI is very user-friendly.
  • The configuration is also very easy.
  • I would like to see a GUI Dashboard where Dyn shows all of the DNS traffics.
Oracle Dyn Managed DNS is well suited for a company that would like to utilize active failover between datacenters.
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April 17, 2019

Oracle Dyn Managed DNS Review: "So far so good"

Score 8 out of 10
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We use this product to manage all of the organizations DNS services. Although our organization's domains are registered through other 3rd party providers they are mostly configured to point to Dynect for their name servers (DN records). This is used across the entire organizations as well as all of our external partners.
  • Ease of changing records.
  • Review of packages and offerings.
With the fact that our name server records reside on 3rd party providers, we can quickly make changes and they are live.
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April 08, 2019

Oracle Dyn Managed DNS Review: "Dyn knocks it out of the park every time"

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We have been using Dyn Managed DNS to manage our external facing server pool and web farm. It makes the management of DNS so much easier and performs accurate zone transfers to our external facing DNS servers. Our decision to switch to Dyn Managed DNS has saved me so much time to make it worth the investment.
  • Performs frequent and reliable zone transfers to my external facing name servers
  • Allows me to review my changes before sending it out for world wide replication
  • Some parts of the UI were a little confusing but after working with it for a short time I have become very familiar with the interface
  • A way to customize reports tailored to my needs would be helpful
Makes DNS management very easy and fast - saving my employer a lot of money in my time.
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March 29, 2019

Oracle Dyn Managed DNS: "Oracle Dyn DNS Review"

Score 9 out of 10
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We use Dyn to manage the DNS for most of our larger organizations. We eventually plan to move all our DNS into Dyn.
  • Excellent site up-time
  • Ease of configuration
  • Robust reporting
  • The DNS admin interface is a bit out-dated
  • Reporting display could be improved
Well suited to organizations who manage DNS for hundreds of clients, and who need secure, high-performing DNS management beyond what domain registrars can provide.
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March 29, 2019

Oracle Dyn Managed DNS: "Review from a Software Engineer"

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We use Oracle Dyn Managed DNS to support our extensive and world-wide auto scaling environment. We needed a flexible and API driven DNS tool and Oracle Dyn Managed DNS fit the bill perfectly.
  • Strong API support
  • Easy to use
  • Helpful software libraries
  • DNS changes are propagated quickly
  • UI is a little dated
  • UI is sometimes hard to understand
Use Oracle Dyn Managed DNS if you want a strong API driven DNS provider. You should use it if you have a large environment and need quick DNS updates to support auto scaling or cloud workloads.
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March 20, 2019

Oracle Dyn Managed DNS Review: "Fantastic DNS management service for beginners and advanced users!"

Score 10 out of 10
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We use Oracle Dyn Managed DNS across our organization to help manage not only our DNS but also the DNS and a few other DNS related services for most of our clients. It's great having a central location for all management, not to mention an interface that is easy for new users as well as advanced options for power users.
  • Central Management
  • GUI works for beginners or power users
  • Ability to easily adjust settings per domain
  • Support was quick to respond the few times I've reached out to them
  • Historical configurations easily accessible
  • I can't really think of anything that stands out as a con.
Companies that are frequently needing to update DNS and/or have propagation occur quickly are well suited here. The ability to drop TTLs to 30 seconds makes migrations (and reverting) easy. DNS Active Failover is a great alternative for those that need high availability but don't want to sink lots of money into other technologies.

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March 19, 2019

Oracle Dyn Managed DNS Review: "What can Dyn DNS do for you?"

Score 10 out of 10
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My company uses DynDNS to maintain a list of cloud targets that we provide to our customers. Using Dyn and the Dyn API allows us to easily create and manage records using automated processes saving us time and money by not having to manage and maintain our own DNS infrastructure.
  • The DYN API is fast and flexible allowing for additions, deletions, and changes to all be handled through automated processes.
  • The flexibility with the types of records and the ease of use provided by the API and UI make adding and changing records a breeze.
  • The customer portal is intuitive and very easy to navigate. Finding and managing records is very easy.
  • The WebUI is flash based and when you have a large number of records the UI can be very slow to respond.
  • When making changes sometimes it is easy to miss the notification that you haven't published the changes. It would be nice to have a more obvious prompt/reminder to publish the changes.
If you have several domains with a bunch of different records or just a large number of records to manage, DYN is a great solution.
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March 12, 2019

Oracle Dyn Managed DNS Review: "Great product/service, but watch out for the sneaky/hidden 60day notice contract cancellation policy"

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We were using it to provide custom reliable custom DNS servers to our customer base.
  • DNS query/resolution time
  • CNAME at the root domain level via alias
  • Uptime and reliability
  • Sneaky contracts with buried 60-day cancellation policies only found in links to websites.
We have been quite happy with DYN as a service for years. However, we recently moved to Cloudflare for DDOS protection, which also involved moving our DNS to Cloudflare. We went to give DYN a heads up and found out that there was a 60-day cancellation policy only found by clicking on a link in the contract that took you to a website. Even though we called to let them know 45 days in advance, we were stuck for another year. Working with their sales team we found no acceptable way out and went from being a very happy customer to one that would never recommend them again.
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February 22, 2019

Oracle Dyn Managed DNS: "Dyn DNS Traffic Director Review and Rating"

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It is used by our customers for failover URLs when the primary IP address within fails a health check.
  • We migrated this customer away from a competitor's product knowing the features and available configurations would be more feature-rich.
  • We have not had any of the issues we saw with GSS.
  • Deploying and managing Dyn Traffic Director configurations is intuitive and easy.
  • Dyn Traffic Director configurations allow us to put in place all our needed customer options.
  • When selecting zones to associate to a Traffic Director configuration, it can take a long period of time for them to load.
  • Slow loading interface at times.
  • Slow searches at times.
It is best used to load-balance DNS configurations based on health checks.
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February 22, 2019

Oracle Dyn Managed DNS Review: "Fantastic product for multiple domains"

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We use it to manage all our external DNS traffic. This is used for several domains we own and we need to constantly keep it updated as our configurations change or new configurations need to be implemented.
  • Makes it very easy to manage our external DNS records.
  • Great explanation on how to configure things if you're not sure.
  • Tech support is a click away and it's very easy to get answers to questions or problems you are facing.
  • Would be nice if I could reset my 2FA myself rather then calling into support, but I understand why it is set up how it is.
  • Other than that I do not really have anything else I can think of as I have had no issues.
Dyn just works and I have had no problems configuring it or getting the help I need when I need it. Everyone in my company that uses it seems to be happy with it.
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February 15, 2019

Review: "Oracle Dyn Managed DNS is a rock-solid, easy-to-use, reliable service!"

Score 8 out of 10
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We use Oracle Dyn Managed DNS to host all of The City of Virginia Beach's DNS domains/records. We have several domains that support many different departments and businesses, and we can manage all of them from one central location.
  • It uses multi-factor authentication and ensures us that the management of our DNS is secure.
  • The interface is easy to use and navigate around, which makes administration less of a headache.
  • I've found that when we needed documentation, it was easy to find and very helpful.
  • Making changes is easy, but has its safeguards in place to avoid making mistakes. Changes always appear to be updated promptly as well.
  • The interface is easy to use, but it looks outdated.
  • Bulk updates are difficult due to way you have to make updates in the interface.
  • When a record is created, it will show a TTL of "default" but you have to research what that actual default value is. I'd prefer it displayed the actual value
It works well for businesses who need to manage multiple domains and lots of DNS records.
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February 08, 2019

Oracle Dyn Managed DNS Review: ""Great for domain creation""

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It is being used across the organization on a POC basis. Currently, we don't use it for addressing any critical business problem.
  • 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.
It is used in our department to facilitate access to our customers' firewalls and routers using DDNS instead of requiring a static IP from the ISP. It gives us an excellent centralized location for DNS configuration and allows us to quickly and efficiently update, add, or delete locations as necessary.
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May 14, 2019

User Review: "Oracle Dyn Managed DNS Rocks..."

Score 9 out of 10
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We are using Oracle Dyn Managed DNS to host all of our domains across the organization. With Dyn DNS it is very responsive and the population of DNS across the globe is immediate. So during DNS publish we never waited for more than 30 min.
  • User Management is easy
  • I can give the Role base Access to DNS
  • The failover Functionality of DNS works very well.
  • We didn't find any cons yet as there as whatever we are looking for and using is already there in Dyn Managed DNS
If anyone looking for DNS hosting with quick response time will surely suggest the Oracle Dyn Managed DNS. User management is one of the best features which we used to give Role base access to DNS.
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April 26, 2019

Oracle Dyn Managed DNS Review: "Great service and cost effective"

Score 9 out of 10
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We use Dyn for all of our DNS needs for production locales.
  • They have great customer support
  • Keep me informed of changes
  • Always reach out to me when new features are available
  • The interface could use an upgrade, there are always places this could be done
They are well suited for DNS services and management, also well suited for protective services. I really don't have any complaints.
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March 26, 2019

User Review: "Why I love Oracle Dyn Managed DNS!"

Score 9 out of 10
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We use Managed DNS for our primary public DNS for 4 domains. Our entire organization, which spans across Canada, relies on the service.
  • Very easy user interface to manage DNS.
  • Reliable. We have never had any downtime ever.
  • DNS records are updated and propagated very fast.
  • We have been Oracle customers for 25 years before Dyn. It is very encouraging now that Oracle is part of Dyn.
  • Some more help on newer technologies like DMARC, and specific TXT records that are not common.
It is very affordable for a reliable product.
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March 20, 2019

Oracle Dyn Managed DNS Review: "Bletcherous User Interface"

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We use it for our DNS of the site and related services.
  • Stays running
  • reliable
  • The user interface is abysmal. I am shocked that it has been alive this long and is so terrible. Ghastly and bletcherous.
  • The whole user flow
  • logins and user management
  • audit logs
I would recommend Dyn only if every other option was off the table.
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March 08, 2019

Oracle Dyn Managed DNS Review: "Great UI experience"

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We use Oracle Dyn Managed DNS to manage the DNS entries for our websites, CDNs, etc.
  • Very friendly interface.
  • Reliable tool, we never had any issues.
  • Great performance and speed.
  • Sometimes it's a little bit slow to navigate because we have to wait for the lists of DNS entries to load on the left menu.
Any environment which uses multiple DNS entries/domains, like our industry, can benefit from using Oracle Dyn Managed DNS services.
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February 13, 2019

Oracle Dyn Managed DNS Review: "Dyn DNS does DNS the right way"

Score 9 out of 10
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Dyn DNS allows us to automate (via the API) creation and management of all types of DNS records and with their scalable infrastructure, we never become unreachable due to DNS.
  • Great API to work with.
  • Would be great to integrate with Route 53.
Dyn works great for us to do high volume, low latency, low TTL DNS queries.
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February 11, 2019

Oracle Dyn Managed DNS Review: "Over Delivering Promises - ODM DNS"

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Oracle Dyn Managed DNS (ODM DNS) is our main public DNS provider. We use it for traffic director for load balancing and high availability. It is a very robust solution and it guarantees the promise. I have worked with other providers in the past and my experience dictates that ODM DNS, so far, is the most reliable.
  • Traffic Director.
  • Replication and Propagation.
  • Administration.
  • New features are sometimes not intuitive.
  • Support is not friendly for beginners (I have experienced this with one of my Engineers showing frustration).
  • More reporting angles of analytics.
Great for medium to large businesses, could be very intimidating for SMBs.
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February 06, 2019

Oracle Dyn Managed DNS Review: "Set it and forget it!"

Score 9 out of 10
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My company uses Dyn's Managed DNS solution to dynamically adjust the DNS resolution of our URLs to target our preferred gear, accomplishing our HA/DR at the DNS level.
  • Dynamically modifies A records
  • Propogates DNS changes worldwide in minutes
  • Traffic Director is easy to manage
  • Would like to see the ability to link two (or more) traffic director services to perhaps use the same server pool and monitor and failover simultaneously.
Anything involving managed DNS as a service.
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January 22, 2019

Oracle Dyn Managed DNS Review: "I like it."

Score 8 out of 10
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It is used to host our public facing DNS across the whole organization. It saves us the trouble of maintaining public DNS servers.
  • The console is straightforward and easy to use. I haven't needed to go searching for documentation on how to do certain things as it's easy enough to figure out just by looking at the console.
  • Sometimes, the web console runs very slowly. This is rare, though.
We use it so we don't have to maintain our own public DNS servers and manage their up-time. For this purpose, Oracle Dyn Managed DNS works great.
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May 08, 2019

Review: "Oracle Dyn Managed DNS is one of the best DNS service platforms I have used to date."

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Oracle Dyn Managed DNS is being used for our external DNS management and Active/Fail-over for all our sites used across the entire organization. It allows us to use a cloud-based system for external DNS that was easy to implement and easy to use. The accounts can also be secured by 2FA, though it would also be nice if the Domain Registration account could be secured by 2FA as well.
  • 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.
  • They used to answer the phone when you called them, now after their purchase by Oracle, you have to leave a message for someone to call you back.
  • Does not integrate with Dyn Domain Registration, so you need to have multiple accounts: one for Domain Registration and one for Dyn Managed DNS.
  • No 2FA on Domain Registration.
Oracle Dyn Managed DNS service is well suited for any company looking for a strong, very reliable external DNS infrastructure that also has support for dynamic records that change regularly.
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April 25, 2019

Oracle Dyn Managed DNS Review: "Oracle Dyns DNS always keeping the lights on!"

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Oracle Dyn Managed DNS is in use for the company primary domain, which is at the core of the companies business model as it touches the website as well as email communications. As a robust solution, it keeps DNS responsive and resilient, ensuring that people can reach us at any time of the ay or night.
  • Fast DNS query responses
  • High and fair priced QPS allowances
  • Ease of use from an administrator perspective as the console is intuitive and simple to navigate
  • 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.
For any company that needs a robust DNS service that can handle high QPS volumes without latency or lag, Oracle Dyn is the best that I have used. I can always rely on the backend infrastructure to ensure that DNS isn't a bottleneck for website performance. I have never had to open a support ticket for any issues and published changes to DNS records are nearly instantaneous across the globe.
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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 competing networks.

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.

Capabilities include:

  • 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.
Categories:  Managed DNS

Oracle Dyn Managed DNS Features

Has featureIndustry-leading DNS response times worldwide (<30ms)
Has featureIndustry-leading DNS propagation times (<30s)
Has featureHundreds of sensors collecting 240 billion data elements daily
Has featureHighly resilient network with four tier-1 transit providers per PoP
Has featureBattle-proven DDoS mitigated expertise built in at no extra cost
Has featureContinuously improving geolocation accuracy
Has featureSecondary/Multi DNS support
Has featureEndpoint failover support based on availability
Has featureGlobal endpoint loadbalancing support
Has featureFully vendor agnostic support for all CDNs, Public Cloud and Data Center technologies

Oracle Dyn Managed DNS Customer Size Distribution

Consumers
0%
Small Businesses (1-50 employees)
10%
Mid-Size Companies (51-500 employees)
50%
Enterprises (> 500 employees)
40%

Oracle Dyn Managed DNS Technical Details

Deployment Types:SaaS
Operating Systems: Unspecified
Mobile Application:No
Supported Countries:Global support including in-country China