- Sep 21, 2017
As an integral building block of the internet, DNS is a critical service that demands reliability, scalability, and high performance. Built on a highly distributed and globally present anycast network, Vultr DNS was designed from the start for stability and redundancy, ensuring users will experience fast response times when resolving domains.
Vultr DNS is available to all customers at no additional charge. Management of records is simple for projects of all sizes and records can be updated using our user-friendly portal or through automation with the Vultr API. As with all of the other parts of our cloud platform, the Vultr Ops team keeps a close eye on this critical piece of infrastructure so you don't have to!
The team at Vultr has made multiple recent upgrades to Vultr DNS, including:
DNSSEC - You can now enable/disable DNSSEC support for your domains. DNSSEC adds a layer of trust to your DNS infrastructure to prevent against man-in-the-middle attacks.
SOA Settings - By popular demand, you can now edit the public email address and primary nameserver listed on your domain's Start of Authority (SOA) record. SOA records are used to relay important information about your domain to other nameservers. If you're using Vultr DNS for vanity nameservers, you can now edit your SOA record and list your custom nameservers.
CAA Records - Now supported by most certificate authorities, these records control access to which authorities can issue certificates for your domains. Using this record, list what certificate authorities you use and prevent rogue certificates from being issued for your domains.
SSHFP Records - In combination with DNSSEC, these records are used as a secondary verification when connecting to a host over SSH. Adding SSHFP records for your servers' hostnames help your terminal client guarantee it's connecting to the right host.
Punycode support - Punycode is support for all domain records. Our control panel will automatically convert your domain name to punycode when normal unicode text is submitted.
The entire feature set is detailed in our Vultr DNS documentation.