DNS Made Easy Hits 50,000 ANAME Records in System

October 30, 2013 by  

Web Hosting ServicesReston, VA – DNS Made Easy (, the leading provider of IP Anycast managed DNS services, surpassed a record 50,000 configured ANAME records in their system this past month. The company was the first DNS provider in the world to revolutionize the way in which DNS zones are configured using the ANAME record. This high number of ANAME records shows a growing demand of users who need the extra functionality of creating these special ALIAS type of records. This is precisely why DNS Made Easy continues to see more clients opting for the ANAME record system.

ANAME records do not have the limitations that normal CNAME records have. When an ANAME record is created, DNS Made Easy resolves the target FQDN to an IP address or set of IP addresses. The company then synthesizes A records within the domain that point to the IP address or addresses of the FQDN. These record targets – the ANAME records – are monitored at all times, so if the IP address or addresses of the target do change, the synthesized A records within that domain are immediately updated at all DNS Made Easy name servers. That type of protection is most likely a reason for the spike in ANAME Records.

ANAME records are also gaining in popularity due to their increase in speed. A normal CNAME record often requires a double DNS lookup and this can result in significant delays when milliseconds mean so much, and slow speeds actually drive potential clientele away. Indeed, speed has fast become the primary reason for uptick in traffic to a website. That is why every millisecond counts, something that Tiggee (the parent company of DNS Made Easy) found in a recent study about online commerce and speed.

In addition, ANAME records are a proprietary record type that is only available to DNS Made Easy’s clients, and available to all clients who are signed up on any membership plan. ANAME records also improve CDN services. ANAME records are a dynamic, flexible, and powerful solution that, when combined with DNS Made Easy’s Global Traffic Director service, keeps a CDN service running optimally. Once an ANAME record is defined within a particular GTD region (other than its Default region), the ANAME service ensures that it will only use DNS Made Easy’s resolving name servers that are located within that particular region. This means if a business owner creates an ANAME record somewhere, say, in Europe as the GTD region, then the only resolving name servers in Europe are used to create the A records for this new record type. As a result, a client’s traffic remains routed regionally within his or her worldwide infrastructure. Moreover, ANAME records are fully compatible with GTD service and optimize the use of a CDN
provider. Again, this offers DNS Made Easy’s clients control and flexibility, something enterprise companies must possess operationally from their networks.

“Our one-of-kind ANAME records have proven to be invaluable to our clients. That is why we are pleased to see that we went above the 50,000 mark on our name servers. We also know that it is critical to have these records confined to a particular GTD region, as it gives our clients peace of mind when it comes to the flow of their traffic within their worldwide infrastructure,” Steven Job, President of DNS Made Easy, stated.

To learn more about ANAME Records, please visit DNS Made Easy’s website:

About DNS Made Easy
DNS Made Easy is a subsidiary of Tiggee LLC, and is a world leader in providing global IP Anycast enterprise DNS services. DNS Made Easy implemented the industry’s first triple independent Anycast cloud architecture for maximum DNS speed and DNS redundancy. Originally launched in 2002, DNS Made Easy’s services have grown to manage hundreds of thousands of customer domains receiving well over 8.0 billion queries per day. Today, DNS Made Easy builds on a proud history of uptime and is the preferred DNS hosting choice for most major brands, especially companies that compare price and performance of enterprise IP Anycast alternatives.

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