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Anycast for Everyone

Anthony Eden's profile picture Anthony Eden

Back at the beginning of 2013 we began rolling out our new Anycast network. As of yesterday, December 27th, we've replaced our Unicast servers with Anycast. All DNSimple customers now have access to our Anycast network at no additional charge.

Here are some common questions you might have about this change, along with their answers.

What do I need to do to enable Anycast?

If you are required to change your name servers at another registrar, you will need to do so by March 31st, 2014. We will shut down our Unicast network permanently in April. We will also remove the ns1a through ns4a names at that time as well.

How does Anycast improve my life?

Short answer: faster, more reliable DNS for your customers around the world. For more details, take a look at the Why Anycast DNS? support article.

What is the cost for Anycast?

There is no additional charge to use our Anycast network. All customers receive the benefits from this service within their current plans.

Where are the Anycast name servers located?

We currently have 5 Points of Presence in the following locations:

I have more questions, what should I do?

Email support@dnsimple.com, we're always here to help.

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Anthony Eden

I break things so Simone continues to have plenty to do. I occasionally have useful ideas, like building a domain and DNS provider that doesn't suck.