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Premium DNS Improves Your Business Visibility On The Internet

Every domain name work over the mechanism of DNS called Domain Name System which is also known as Domain Name Server.

By default, you are provided with a set of standard DNS functions that enables you to manage your DNS records and zones but at Sangkrit.net you have an option to upgrade your standard DNS functions to Premium DNS as that offers you more control and flexibility than standard DNS.

Helps You Always Stay Online

Relying on one DNS server creates more chances of a single point of failure. Because when the primary server will go down or fail or is hit by an attack, your visitors no longer get access to your website.

Here, comes the use of secondary nameservers so that it can share the load of incoming domain requests and the primary server doesn’t get overloaded as its failure in processing requests causes denial of the service requested by the client.

You must have noticed that sometimes the web browser takes time to process requests and open a website or shows an error of too many requests or request time out. Secondary DNS saves you from that, it empowers you to back up your DNS zone files using a secondary set of nameservers so that your website never goes offline.

Increases Your Website’s Security

A secured web page is more likely to be shown on search engines, of course, if it has the quality content the user expects.

Premium DNS offers you DNSSEC that increases your online security by authenticating the origin of DNS data. It makes the resolver cryptographically verify the data received is actually coming from the zone where it originated.

It also helps the resolves to know that the data hasn’t been modified in transit and is signed by the zone owner with private keys.

Lets You Update SOA Records

Apart from this it also enables you to update SOA i.e. the Start of Authority records which has zone caching information. The zone has the administrator’s email address and the primary nameserver for the zone. It also holds incrementing numbers which, when updated, trigger the DNS to reload the zone data. You can request to have these numbers updated.

Have More Zone Records Per Domain

It also allows you to increase the number of zone records, you can manage your zone file with 1500 DNS records per domain to give you more control, redundancy, and better performance.

You can upgrade anytime from standard DNS to Premium DNS right from your Sangkrit.net account by accessing your Domain Settings and choosing the option to add Premium DNS.

Preventing Domain Downtime By Adding A Secondary DNS

You can keep your business always online by configuring an additional set of nameservers on your domain name.

DNS is the Domain Name System which is also known as Domain Name Server. Its work is to convert alphabetical names called Domain Names into numeric IP addresses so that the end user can simply remember the domain name and not the IP addresses.

For example: What happens when someone gives you his contact number? He tells you a set of numbers. If the domain name system wouldn’t there on the internet then people would have to give numbers instead of domain names just as it happens in the case of mobile numbers. DNS is the spine of the internet, it works everywhere on the web.

How to access DNS?

Simply sign in to your Sangkrit.net account and follow these steps:

  1. Visit your Domain Portfolio
  2. Tap on your domain name
  3. Select Manage DNS
  4. Manage DNS for any domain

Here you can enter the name servers or IP address to make your domain open your website or let you send emails. In general, you have two name servers that you get while subscribing to a hosting option at Sangkrit.net and in most plans, it is automatically updated by the system.

In special cases of Dedicated Servers etc, you need to update it on your own or with the help of the online support team. This is called working with the DNS.

What is secondary DNS?

Secondary DNS offers you an additional set of name servers to keep your website live in case primary DNS is down.

How does secondary DNS works?

This additional set of name servers of secondary DNS keeps your domain’s zone file backed up automatically to that second set of nameservers.

If the first i.e. default set of nameservers goes down, the secondary DNS automatically sends a request to the backups that have a zone file identical to the primary set of nameservers.

How to use secondary DNS?

In order to use secondary DNS, you must have Sangkrit.net’s Premium DNS on your domain. You can easily add by visiting your domain portfolio on your products page at Sangkrit.net.

Next, select the domain name to open its management and you will see an option to subscribe and add the Premium DNS. It provides you the option and support to use secondary DNS for your website.