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A Key to Growth for Successful Start-Ups? Use Dyn

Dyn Helps New Businesses Grow and Scale Web Infrastructure, DynDNS.com and the DynECT Platform Bring on Dozens of Startups Per Month

MANCHESTER, NH – As companies small and large launch into the business world, one of the most important tools needed is a website – a reliable, fast, secure website. A website is the customer’s first impression, but it’s the structure behind that site that drives its performance, which is why it is so important to partner with an organization with an outstanding, proven track record.

Dyn, a ten-year-old Manchester, NH company specializing in DNS, email and domain name services provides the keys to get those businesses going in the right direction. Unlike other domain registrars or web hosting services, Dyn’s core is networking and DNS, and its focused services fit the needs of clients ranging from consumers to large-scale enterprises. Dyn has helped countless start-ups find their perfect DNS solution: whether it be Custom DNS with its home/small business brand, DynDNS.com, or the, DynECT Platform, for further established corporations needing to scale fast with advanced monitoring features like: Active Failover, Round-Robin Load Balancing, Global Server Load Balancing (GSLB), API and more.

“DNS is the first experience our customers have with our site; even though it’s not one they can see, it’s one they can feel in the responsiveness of our site,” said Elie Seidman of Oyster Hotel Reviews, the only company dedicated to publishing objective, in-depth reviews of the world’s hotels, written by trained journalists. “We’ve spent a lot of effort on software engineering and hardware deployment to get the best performance possible, but all of that is gated by how rapidly our DNS service responds to our customers. Using DynECT’s high performance DNS and load balancing service is a no brainer given how much we care about performance.”

The DynECT Platform runs on an IP Anycast DNS network out of 12 locations throughout the globe; resulting in superior DNS query performance as requests are answered from the nearest possible location. Prices for the enterprise platform range from $95/mo to several thousand per month based on DNS query traffic volume, domain names, and advanced services. DynDNS.com Custom DNS is a Unicast DNS network operating out of five locations, primarily in the United States, with pricing starting at $29/year.

“As companies grow, more traffic is driven to their website. At Dyn we have a solution for consumers, enterprises and even countries. For some, DynDNS.com Custom DNS just might do the trick, but for fast growth companies needing to scale rapidly and take advantage of advanced features, the DynECT Platform is a must have,” said Kyle York, Director of Sales and Marketing for Dyn. “We’re obsessed with uptime – it’s that simple. We are the partner you want to work with to power your site, no matter your DNS needs. We’re always on call, day or night.”

“The choice of paying a premium for managed DNS was difficult, but once we realized the ROI was clearly justified, deciding on DynECT was obvious,” added Omar Ismail, co-founder of ProductWiki, a free and unbiased resource for high quality product information. Since its launch, the website has undergone substantial upgrades and is one of the largest stand-alone wikis on the web. “Getting ProductWiki up and running was a breeze, and we couldn’t be happier with the service from Dyn.”

Dyn recently signed start-up Ginio.com, a Latin America-focused search engine that debuted this summer. Ginio.com had been in development for several years and the company invested a lot of time researching the best DNS provider to help fuel their site.

“We are an alternative to Google in our market, but in order to compete with Google, we need a strong web platform,” said Rich Fisher, Vice President for Ginio.com. “We are differentiating ourselves from our competitors by providing deeper searches in verticals that will be a big hit in the Spanish and Portuguese market, such as audio searches, local search and maps, and even retail products. We need an extremely reliable infrastructure to support this effort and that’s where Dyn Inc. comes in. We wouldn’t trust anyone else with our DNS to help us carry the load.”

Dyn has signed several Y Combinator companies, such as Disqus, Scribd , Weebly, and Cloudant. Y Combinator gives seed money to fledgling start-ups, and helps them make additional connections with venture investors.

“No matter if you are a company just starting out or you’ve been around for 100 years, Dyn sees client success as our own success,” added York. “We are a trusted advisor to some of the biggest names in the Internet community and some of the smallest, and we’re proud of that, to say the least.”


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Kyle York
Whois: Kyle York

Kyle York is GM & VP, Business & Product Strategy, and has been a long-time executive, having joined in 2008. Over the years, he has held go-to-market leadership roles in worldwide sales, marketing, and services. In his current role, Kyle focuses on overall corporate strategy, including: positioning and evangelism, new market entry, strategic alliances and partnerships, M&A, and business development. Outside of Oracle Dyn, Kyle is an angel investor, entrepreneur, and advisor in several startups.