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DNS Facility Project Goals

Provide reliable, performant, and extensible authoritative DNS hosting as a tier 1 product. A product built to handle tremendous request counts, and to be heavily relied upon as a foundation to all other KYNGIN facilities.

For public recursive servers, please see our public dns page for additional information.

DNS Facility Project Overview

KYNGIN DNS Servers are dedicated for their job of DNS serving.  Our custom designed dedicated security containers are built with a single task - provide DNS security and lookups for our local and remote partners without delay.  These servers typically serve around 500k requests per hour, 24x7. (ok, considerably less during the late night hours :)

By focusing on performance and security from the conception, we have grown to rely upon our DNS servers to be steadfastly always in place and reliable.  The high speed servers allow us to provide exciting features like low TTL's, split horizon, DNSBL lookups, fast DNS failover, fast record expiration, and DNS query logging, all while keeping performance and security at a maximum.   Many of these features are impossible to complete with 3rd party DNS resolvers, or otherwise wouldn't perform to the standards we've grown to rely on.

All of this benefits each client by delivering DNS responses consistently and quickly for all parties involved, be it our direct members, or the visitors of their website, databases, e-mail, and other hosted resources.  For our product portfolio, it's imperative to us that we deliver high performance secure DNS services with no excuses.  We hope that our customers, and their customers, all enjoy the benefits that this focus on performance brings.

Node Layout

In the DNS node layout, we operate servers NS1 and NS2 on-premise, and servers NS3 and NS4 with our cloud partners for off-network redundancy. Upon zone or resource record change, DNS propagation happens quickly (<1 second typical propagation) to all nodes within the network. DNS is notably lightweight, nodes require minimal CPU and Memory compared to heavier weight facilities, but do require large write intensive disks for the logging and temporary storage of DNS query data.