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Afilias Managed DNS Services Adds SiteCertain to Keep Watch on your Web Site

September 15, 2009 by  

Web Hosting ServicesDUBLIN – Afilias, a leading provider of Internet infrastructure services, announced the availability of SiteCertainTM, a new add-on feature to its Managed DNS Services. SiteCertain enables Afilias Managed DNS customers to add web server monitoring, content monitoring and IP address fail-over to their Managed DNS account, to ensure the reliability and uptime of their Web sites.

“Customers using the Afilias DNS network already have 100% reliability guaranteed for managing their DNS. Now with SiteCertain, customers can add the peace of mind of knowing they will always have an emergency failover plan to handle a variety of scenarios, such as web server failures or problems with properly loading content, that would preclude customers from reaching their website,” said John Kane, Vice President of Corporate Services for Afilias.

SiteCertain monitors customer Web servers continuously from over 40 locations worldwide. It dynamically updates DNS records from up to nine additional back-up IP addresses so that domain names can always point to a functional server. SiteCertain also checks for user specified page content, so not only are customers certain that their pages are loading, but that they are appearing exactly as they should, without errors.

Customers can manage their SiteCertain settings through the Afilias Managed DNS Web interface, including specifying IP fail-over addresses, monitoring intervals, verification of Web page content, and email or SMS notification/alerts. A variety of price plans are available for Afilias Managed DNS customers to add SiteCertain to their existing DNS account.

About Afilias Managed DNS Services
Afilias’ state of the art DNS network ensures security and resiliency through a diverse architecture that no other service provider can replicate. Its multi-layered, tiered design uses multiple hardware and software solutions, multiple bandwidth providers, and is dispersed across numerous geographic locations, ensuring no single points of failure and 100 percent uptime guaranteed. Afilias’ DNS network is further strengthened by supplemental external DNS support that augments Afilias’ own resolution systems. Afilias’ system also supports DNSSEC.

About Afilias
Afilias is a global provider of Internet infrastructure services that connect people to their data. Afilias’ reliable, secure, scalable, and globally available technology supports a wide range of applications including Internet domain registry services, Managed DNS, and services in the RFID and supply chain market with its Afilias Discovery Services.

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