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How To Emergency Migrate Your Managed DNS When Outages Strike

Business happens in real time. One minute you’re thinking about how to switch your managed DNS provider in five easy steps, the next minute everything changes as outages occur and you need to move providers…and fast!

If you are looking to emergency migrate to Dyn, we’re here for you and have helped thousands get their uptime back in check with our myriad of DNS solutions.

After getting an account with us (also an easy process in cases of emergency), the first step you need to take is to identify which scenario you fall into:

1. You have your zone files.

In this scenario, you can quickly upload those in the interface, publish and delegate. Crisis over.

2. You haPost_In_Case_Of_Emergencyve your zone files, but there are too many to quickly upload yourself.

Put your zones in a zipped folder and send it to one of our Implementation Specialists. We can get a bulk upload of your zones going with an operations escalation.

3. If you do not have your zone files but can view the DNS information, you will need to enter their zones manually.

This can be entered by your team in our user interface and we would be happy to review your work.

4. You do not have the zone files, nor access to your DNS information at all.

Unfortunately, in this case, there is really nothing you can do for the moment. You will have to ride the storm until one of the above applies, then move over immediately.

Full propagation takes 24-to-48 hours, just like a normal migration. Traffic will immediately start hitting us when you change the delegation, but the recursive DNS will still point toward your old authoritative until the records expire.

As always, if you have any questions about moving services to Dyn, we are always here to help.


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Whois: Matt Torrisi

Matt Torrisi is Solution Architect at Dyn, the world leader in Internet Performance Solutions that delivers traffic management, message management, and performance assurance. Follow on Twitter: @DrFuzz42 and @Dyn.