RCODEZERO DNS


SIMPLE, FAST, RESILIENT

rcode 0 stands for: no error condition. If a DNS server answers a query with this result code, the service is running properly.

Enterprise

For companies RcodeZero DNS
means a maximum improvement of
their DNS infrastructure with a minimum effort, you can fully outsource your DNS infrastructure.

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Service Provider

For our large customers and resellers we additionally offer appropriate APIs to simply facilitate automation and integration into existing systems.

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Top Level Domains

Being developed in the core of the Austrian Domain Registry, RcodeZero DNS is designed for
operators of (cc)TLDs as well as new gTLDs and IDN-TLDs.

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"Ultimate availability for your zone"

ANYCAST-DNS

Anycast technology allows having the same IP address reachable on multiple geographic locations around the globe. Routing protocols on the Internet ensure that a request reaches the topological closest instance of the anycast cloud. Latency is minimized by that and, what’s more, traffic is distributed on the various locations (nodes).

In particular in the case of an DoS attack on the nameserver network, only the closest node is affected and the others operate unaffected. Furthermore, since the whole anycast DNS network only utilizes one IP address, DNS packets stay smaller compared to multiple unicast instances (just a single NS record is contained in the delegation).

THE ANYCAST TECHNOLOGY 

The classical addressing method in the Domain Name System is unicast; a DNS server has a dedicated IP address. Queries to this IP address all lead to this one server no matter where in the world the client is located.

This may cause delays and timeouts for remote clients. Furthermore, if the server is down or a victim of a DoS attack, the whole service provided under this dedicated IP address is affected and not available anymore.



"Compare the 2 routing schemes to see the difference"

Anycast

 

 

FAST, SECURE & RELIABLE

RCODEZERO ANYCAST PRODUCT FEATURES


SERVICE MONITORING AND SUPPORT

All services are monitored 24 hours a day year round. As soon as an error is reported, recovery measures are taken immediately. Emergency and support hotlines guarantee minimal response times and personal customer care.

MANAGING RCODEZERO ANYCAST DNS

Our anycast services can be easily managed via a DNS editing interface or via a web API. Any information given to the command and control servers via these interfaces is validated and automatically deployed in the anycast network.

STATISTICS

Our comprehensive monitoring system delivers a wide range of statistics, which are made available to customers depending on their needs and the product selected. We offer basic, daily per-zone DNS statistics, long term traffic statistics and raw traffic dumps.

DNSSEC

RcodeZero Anycast DNS supports the DNSSEC standard. DNSSEC is a mechanism for securing that certain information provided by the Domain Name System is authenticated with the help of a digital signature. Many domain registries have already launched DNSSEC in their zones, and it is only a question of time until registrars and end customers will implement it as well. With RcodeZero Anycast DNS you are prepared for this development.

HOST NAME & IP ADDRESSES

You can brand the host name with your preferred name (eg. ns1.customer.com instead of ns1.rcodezero.at) while pointing to the IP address of ipcom. We also offer you to operate RcodeZero Anycast DNS with exclusive IP addresses from the ipcom address range or even IP addresses from your own network.

FLEXIBILITY

RcodeZero DNS can be used as Secondary DNS as well as Master DNS according to customer requirements. With Master DNS you can configure the zone directly in the web interface or via API, with Secondary DNS you operate a local name server which provides the zone data for RcodeZero.

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ipcom is a subsidiary of nic.at, the Austrian domain registry. nic.at has been managing the .at-zone since 1998 on a highly professional and reliable level. The RcodeZero Anycast network has been developed by nic.at’s R&D department and has been successfully in use for the .at zone. External name service monitoring by RIPE NCC proves that .at is one of the most reliable top level domains.