GoDaddy, the world's largest domain registrar and web hosting company recently suffered service outage, taking down thousands of websites across the world. According to technology website TechCrunch, "the failure is being caused by the inaccessibility of GoDaddy’s DNS servers — specifically CNS1.SECURESERVER.NET, CNS2.SECURESERVER.NET, and CNS3.SECURESERVER.NET are failing to resolve."
Monitor your DNS and identify issues as it develops
Domain Name Servers are an indispensable part of today's internet usage. Any availability or performance issue can cause your domain names to resolve incorrectly or not resolve at all, ultimately resulting in breakdown of your business. Identifying DNS issues can be challenging. Your web servers and proceses might be up and running when checked from inside your datacenter, but in actual case your customers might be facing difficulties in accessing your domain due to DNS resolution problems.
DNS monitoring from Site24x7 allows you to keep watch on your mission critical DNS servers. If there is any performance or availability issue, you will be alerted promptly via SMS/Email/Twitter/Push notifications, at the start of the issue itself. This gives you the much needed time advantage where you can take corrective actions before it affects your customers. With 40+ monitoring locations, Site24x7 will also let you know how your Name Servers behave across different locations across the globe.