A Complete Performance Breakdown of 1.1.1.1: Cloudflare’s Public DNS Resolver

I have always been a huge fan of external DNS resolvers such as OpenDNS and Google Public DNS resolvers. I truly believe that they do improve the online customer experience since most ISPs do either a poor job at managing theirs DNS or they do DNS rewrites. Cloudflare recently launched…

Managing DNS Vendors with DNS Monitoring

At Catchpoint, we are constantly monitoring key websites and key infrastructure providers (DNS, Cloud…) to help our customers deliver a positive customer experience. We are always on the lookout for bottlenecks or latency that could impact application performance. Recently, we identified a DNS related issue impacting hundreds of our customers. Based…

An Introduction to DNSSEC

DNS is a fundamental building block of the Internet. Its responsibility is to locate and translate domain names to its corresponding Internet Protocol Addresses (IPv4 and IPv6). Changes and adaptations in the industry have occurred over time; more top-level domains, registries, and registrars have come into existence, mankind witnessed the “Dot-Com” bubble,…