100 Days to Privacy Online: Day 4 – Protecting Your DNS Usage

A lot of even partially tech savvy people know the IP address for Google’s DNS (Domain Name System) servers, 8.8.8.8 which is easy to remember. But you have to also consider what your usage of DNS says about you. It is a treasure trove of data about your likes and opinions. Every time you click […]

What Your DNS Says About You

I know many people that just type in the usual Google public DNS when they need to add one to a computer or server. It’s easy right!? Just remember 8.8.8.8 and/or 8.8.4.4 it’s a no brainer! But what are we REALLY doing when we use Google for DNS? Your chosen DNS servers translate domains (xyz.com) […]

Architecture of a Scalr DNS Infrastructure

When I decided to take the route of running Scalr on our own servers to manage our Amazon Web Services farms one important consideration was Scalr’s use of DNS servers to change records.  I made the choice of hosting our own DNS infrastructure in order to keep initial cost down.  But also to allow us […]