Reduce cost, improve reliability, add tools to manage DNS
December 08, 2018

Reduce cost, improve reliability, add tools to manage DNS

Matt Wilson | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 3 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Oracle Dyn Managed DNS

We use Dyn as our external DNS provider. It is being administered by my team and the systems engineering team, for all of WebMD's domains. It provides a centralized method to manage a thousand DNS domains.
  • 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.
  • Negative impact for DNS as it's too expensive, I'm looking at different providers.
  • Other CDNs and services like CloudFlare have good DNS interfaces as well as APIs. CloudFlare has a terraform provider now, which is great.
We had Dyn DNS before Akamai and CloudFlare, so I didn't originally choose it. Because of the pricing, we'll probably move off of Dyn sooner.
I don't hear from the team at all except when they ask me for more money.
It's extremely easy to use. Would be good to have a Terraform provider/Ansible role.
The management interface works well, so if there are many domains to manage, using the API as well as the interface work well.