Case Study - Defending against DDoS attacks, improving DNS management, and enhancing web redirects

Anycast DNS service

Anycast DNS is a powerful network routing technique that improves your website's performance and availability. It guarantees visitors are connected to the nearest DNS server, resulting in faster response times and improved website availability.

Anycast DNS is a simple concept - you can reach a single destination following many different roads. Instead of having all the traffic go down one route, Anycast DNS utilizes multiple locations that receive queries to the network, but in different geographical locations. The objective here is for the network to find the shortest path for a user to a particular DNS server.

The definition, from a purely technical standpoint, states "Anycast DNS is a network addressing and routing methodology, in which datagrams from a single sender are routed to the topologically nearest node in a group of potential receivers."

DNS plans supporting Anycast DNS

DDoS Protected M
$11.95/ماه
  • +4 Anycast DNS servers
  • DDoS protection for DNS
  • 75 منطقه DNS
  • Unlimited records and queries
  • 2 DNS Failover checks
  • 150 ارجاع ایمیل
  • مشخصات اضافی
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DDoS Protected S
$5.95/ماه
  • +4 Anycast DNS servers
  • DDoS protection for DNS
  • 5 منطقه DNS
  • Unlimited records and queries
  • 1 DNS Failover check
  • 10 ارجاع ایمیل
  • مشخصات اضافی
Start Free 30-day Trial
Premium M
$4.95/ماه
  • +4 Anycast DNS servers
  • 75 منطقه DNS
  • 3,500 رکوردهای DNS
  • نامحدود DNS queries per month
  • 2 DNS Failover checks
  • 150 ارجاع ایمیل
  • مشخصات اضافی
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Premium S
$2.95/ماه
  • +4 Anycast DNS servers
  • 5 منطقه DNS
  • 200 رکوردهای DNS
  • 5M DNS queries per month
  • 1 DNS Failover check
  • 10 ارجاع ایمیل
  • مشخصات اضافی
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DDoS Protected M
$11.95/ماه
DDoS Protected S
$5.95/ماه
Premium M
$4.95/ماه
Premium S
$2.95/ماه
Anycast DNS:
? منطقه DNS: 75 5 75 5
? رکوردهای DNS: 3,000 200 3,500 200
? DNS queries per month: نامحدود نامحدود نامحدود 5M ?
? محافطت از DDoS : - -
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30 day Free Trial
No credit cards required
24/7 Live chat support

Anycast DNS vs Unicast DNS

Anycast DNS and Unicast DNS are two different approaches to DNS resolution that have distinct characteristics. The Unicast protocol is a relic from the past and it doesn't adequately meet client's needs. It lacks the ability to mitigate DDoS attacks globally, have lower DNS latency across countries or make proper load balancing in multiple locations. Anycast DNS is your ticket for a fast and reliable DNS at the same time!

ClouDNS features Anycast DNS service in our Premium DNS and DDoS Protected DNS Plans. We maximize the speed, minimize downtime and provide our customers with the highest possible SLA for each of our global locations. As a result, our customers have full redundancy and reliability on our network with reduced latency across each continent.

مشخصات خدمات Unicast DNS Anycast DNS
Server Structure Single server Multiple servers
Routing Specific IP Nearest server
Response Time Variable Faster
Availability Vulnerable to server failure High
Scalability Limited scalability Highly scalable
Security No built-in DDoS protection محافطت از DDoS
Ideal For Smaller-scale websites or local networks Global websites

A Case for Anycast DNS's Superiority

Now that we've explained the basics and given you a core definition of Anycast DNS, allow us to get into the details. These are some of the undeniable advantages you get when you use the ClouDNS Anycast network:

Load Balancing / Speed Boost

ClouDNS utilizes 56 POPs ( points of presence ) on our extensive Anycast Network – available for every domain. This has an immediate positive effect on response times as queries are evenly distributed based on geographical source and servers load.

Improved Reliability

Forget about downtime and performance issues - our Anycast network has multiple geographically dispersed servers that reroute traffic from any POPs when there are issues that impair performance. Our goal is to provide the highest SLA when possible.

Dual Stack Network

Our Anycast Network is a full dual stack network – IPv4 and IPv6 available at each of our POPs.

24/7 Support

No matter what day, no matter when, you’re supported around the clock without a day of rest. ClouDNS provides continuous, uninterrupted network monitoring and support. Our Technical Support team is online for you 24/7 by live chat and tickets. We can migrate your zones for free, read more here.

ClouDNS Anycast DNS service provides even more incredible features and benefits, including the following:

DDoS Protected M
$11.95/ماه
  • +4 Anycast DNS servers
  • DDoS protection for DNS
  • 75 منطقه DNS
  • Unlimited records and queries
  • 2 DNS Failover checks
  • 150 ارجاع ایمیل
  • مشخصات اضافی
Start Free 30-day Trial
DDoS Protected S
$5.95/ماه
  • +4 Anycast DNS servers
  • DDoS protection for DNS
  • 5 منطقه DNS
  • Unlimited records and queries
  • 1 DNS Failover check
  • 10 ارجاع ایمیل
  • مشخصات اضافی
Start Free 30-day Trial
Premium M
$4.95/ماه
  • +4 Anycast DNS servers
  • 75 منطقه DNS
  • 3,500 رکوردهای DNS
  • نامحدود DNS queries per month
  • 2 DNS Failover checks
  • 150 ارجاع ایمیل
  • مشخصات اضافی
Start Free 30-day Trial
Premium S
$2.95/ماه
  • +4 Anycast DNS servers
  • 5 منطقه DNS
  • 200 رکوردهای DNS
  • 5M DNS queries per month
  • 1 DNS Failover check
  • 10 ارجاع ایمیل
  • مشخصات اضافی
Start Free 30-day Trial
DDoS Protected M
$11.95/ماه
DDoS Protected S
$5.95/ماه
Premium M
$4.95/ماه
Premium S
$2.95/ماه
Anycast DNS:
? منطقه DNS: 75 5 75 5
? رکوردهای DNS: 3,000 200 3,500 200
? DNS queries per month: نامحدود نامحدود نامحدود 5M ?
? محافطت از DDoS : - -
More details More details More details More details
30 day Free Trial
No credit cards required
24/7 Live chat support

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • How to start using Anycast DNS service? - To get started, select a plan that best suits your needs and click on the orange button below the chosen plan.
  • For whom is Anycast DNS suitable? - Anycast DNS can be beneficial for organizations of all sizes. While it is commonly associated with larger networks, even small websites can benefit from improved performance and availability by implementing Anycast DNS.
  • Does Anycast DNS help protect against DDoS attacks? - Yes, Anycast DNS can provide improved protection against DDoS attacks. It distributes the DNS queries across multiple servers, which makes it more challenging for attackers to overwhelm a single server with excessive traffic.
  • Still have questions about ClouDNS Premium DNS? - You can contact us via our 24/7 Live chat support or if you prefer, you can send a message on support@cloudns.net.

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