Monthly Archives: July 2012

DNS Speed (Latency) from USA to other countries

A question I got from a user was – what is the average DNS speed from USA to my country? Many times, your name server might not be in the US but in some other distant country and one might wonder … Continue reading

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TTL Values: Statistics and Distribution

Last week I wrote about the statistics on the number of name servers. In this post I am going to have some fun analyzing our data about TTLs and report statistics and the distribution of the TTL (time to live) … Continue reading

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Number of Name Servers – Statistics and Distribution

Authoritative Name Servers are an important part of the domain name system (DNS); they provide the necessary resolution from a user friendly name like google.com to its IP address. Should a name server fail, this resolution cannot happen and visitors … Continue reading

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The DNS Changer Virus

The DNS Changer virus is a malware that infects your computer and changes your DNS servers to so called rouge DNS servers operated by the creators of the virus. The effect is that if you try to visit a site, … Continue reading

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June 2012 DNS Name Servers Statistics

This is the first in the series of monthly anonymous statistics about name servers and DNS in general. The data used in the analysis is collected from the domain names that a user checks on solvedns.com which resulted in several million … Continue reading

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Welcome to SolveDNS!

This blog is about all issues related to DNS be it accuracy, consistency, performance, speed, availability and more! As part of  SolveDNS we have made an effort to collect anonymous statistics about name servers, domain names and DNS in general. … Continue reading

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