Our network was designed to withstand a variety of DNS-based attacks in both scale and complexity. This is how we are able to guarantee 100% uptime and some of the fastest resolution times in the industry.a
Before queries reaches our nameservers, we use a proprietary “scrubbing” algorithm to clean out malicious traffic. We have also equipped all of our PoP’s with a comprehensive system of firewalls that act as an invincible barrier against potential threats.
We believe that having zero downtime is not only expected in the DNS business, but required. That’s why we engineered the Elite Resolution Platform, a proprietary multi-tiered framework that creates localized server redundancy and scalability within our Anycast server constellation.
Every server cluster has its own assigned set of redundant servers that are constantly updated through our multi-tiered zone consistency system Peregrine Instant DNS Updates.
That means if a server cluster is overloaded with traffic, then its redundant counterpart will take on a portion of the traffic. All nameservers are preconfigured to handle these contingencies. This allows our network to withstand even catastrophic localized or even regional outages. Redundant server clusters would automatically take over the query load with no appreciable effects to querying clients.
Any time you make an update to a record, those changes are instantaneously propagated to all of our nameservers in our global network. We call this Peregrine DNS Updates which use a multi-tiered cascading system to update nearby nameserver clusters in just a few milliseconds.
We manage and control every aspect of our network from contract to rack, to router, to switch, to nameserver. This may not seem like a big deal, but the problem is many DNS vendors outsource their network partially or fully because they lack the technical knowledge and resources to manage a network of that magnitude all by themselves.