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Update: DynDNS Sucks Ass 2017-05-09


While migrating this post to the new wordpressless site, I thought I might add a note to say that I have been happily using he.net and geoscaling for various DNS needs for a long time now. Recently however, with the purchase of dnscrypt.ca, I have also started looking in to running my own authoritative DNS servers. Sadly BIND for Windows requires crappy Visual Studio runtimes, but it does work for DNSSEC. Fortunately, as a simple recursive resolver, Unbound seems to work nicely under the dnscrypt wrapper.

DynDNS Sucks Ass 2011-11-03


Well, it can't be all good can it? I used to use [the now dead] EveryDNS as my DNS provider of choice for all of my favourite domains. I liked them so much that I was a donating user (and I doubt greatly that there were too many of us). Then one day I got an email telling me that EveryDNS had been bought by DynDNS which goes by numerous domain names such as dyndns.org and dyndns.com. the email went on to say that donating users would be grandfathered into some kind of DynDNS account.

This all sounded super on the surface, but I figured the best way to deal with this kind of event would be to move my DNS services elsewhere, wait for the shit to settle, and then move them back. Turns out, a number of people were unimpressed with the migration and some donating users were never given the account status they were promised. I was thinking that since the migration was supposedly completed almost 2 months ago I should contact DynDNS and get my account setup so I could ship my DNS services back there. I received this:

Thank you for contacting the Dyn billing team.

Unfortunately, the window of opportunity to take advantage of the migration offer has passed. As of September 9th, the EveryDNS servers were taken offline and none of the information is able to be accessed for the recovery of any zones that were taken down with the service. We did make many attempts to contact all users of EveryDNS in order to get this taken care of well before the service was turned down.

Best regards,
Carl Levine

Really? You made MANY attempts to contact me? I got one fuckin' email (from EveryDNS, not DynDNS) saying that the purchase had taken place and that a migration was going to happen. That's it. And you never bothered to just make a list of the donators? It's not like that was thousands of people... in fact, I'd be fuckin' shocked shitless if it were over 100!

Fuck you big business, fuck you DynDNS... I'll use he.net and geoscaling.com for now and maybe just migrate out to my own servers using Dual DHCP DNS Server if it seems to fit me right. Assholes.

dyn.com ... as soon as we get your money.

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