Category Archives: DNS

Free service available forever?

Been a while since I wrote anything and tonight I was exposed to answering a question on a newly formed user forum for a free DNS service I have been using for years.

The question was: “So what happens to Free accounts that were at EveryDNS, will they be shut down after Dec 2010?

My Answer?
“looks to me like they will be given the choice to move to a paid service UNLESS you were already a registered donor.

So if you gave money to EveryDNS BEFORE DynDNS purchased them, then you have service for life. If not, then you have to pay for it or move to another free provider.

I am in the latter boat myself, but hey, I have already decided to pay the tiller man because I have gained healthily from having EveryDNS in my life for a long while, nothing is truly for nothing so time I chipped in :)

If they had had more doners they may never have sold…”

That kinda got me thinking, I mean seriously, I have only 8 domains that I manage out of EveryDNS, and every single one of them is a personal vanity domain in use for some of my friends and I.

Even though this is the case, it is still using resource SOMEWHERE to provide this service to us and that resource costs money.

So I am starting to think that I can no longer with good moral conscious hide behind the fact that I am using these services for no personal gain and that I should start paying my way.

Add to that I work for a cloud service provider and lets face it, DNS is a service that has been delivered as a cloud service since the beginning of the Internet…

sheesh – so this is what growing up is all about huh?