Category: Anycast DNS

​Anycast DNS vs. GeoDNS

​Anycast DNS vs. GeoDNS

Ok, so you are checking how to improve your DNS infrastructure. Great! There are different routing methods that you can use for your domain resolution. Now we will compare Anycast DNS and GeoDNS and see what their advantages and disadvantages are.

​What is Anycast DNS?

Anycast DNS is a simple routing method with a single IP address for all of the name servers. The servers are located in different international locations. That way, a client’s query will search for that single IP address, no matter from where in the world he or she connects, and it will reach the closest server.

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Anycast DNS – Major improvement for your network.

Anycast DNS – Major improvement for your network.

Are you building or managing a network? Congrats! That is a titanic job, but also exciting, especially if it’s a large network. A lot of stuff must be considered for it to work properly. For instance, have you ever thought about how the massive amount of data packets is handled within a network? Well, this task is possible thanks to routing methods, like Anycast DNS.

What is Anycast DNS?

Anycast DNS is a method for networks to route and address data packets. When you use it, a destination IP address is shared by different servers (or other devices) in different locations. Like this, routers (recursive servers) direct data packets addressed to such a destination to the closest location to the source or sender. 

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