As we remember this week the sacrifices our American forefathers made to start a new country and declare their sovereignty, it seems fitting for us as users of the internet to take this opportunity and further our own independence by declaring freedom from the bundled bondage of DNS services from our ISPs.
Let’s be real — when businesses rely on an ISP to manage their DNS, they likely end up exposing themselves to continuous outages and performance problems that will affect their websites and general accessibility of online services. This is bad.
It’s just not part of the core competency of ISPs to be able to provide robust capabilities like DNS and other managed services. These companies focus on providing internet connectivity, carrying traffic across their network, and connecting their network to other internet networks. They simply don’t have the bandwidth to become experts in server operating systems, software updates, load balancing, customer interfaces, and physical server limitations.
You deserve better. You have the right to demand better service. Rise up! Do not accept the status quo and go quietly into the night. Do not let your site experience performance problems without a fight.
Today, we celebrate our Independence Day!
Also, don’t forget to check out our whitepaper on DNS from ISPs, where we make a slightly less patriotic and slightly more business-driven case using data to back up our position.