The story of ironDNS®
ironDNS® is the premium name server service for all those whose Internet applications are considered mission-critical.
Several years ago, a small team of software engineers got together for a brainstorming. The aim was to identify the future challenges in maintaining a stable Internet infrastructure. The outcome:
- Software monocultures inadvertently, but drastically increase the vulnerability of the Internet.
- The DNS is in urgent need of more diversity to face future threats.
Starting from these considerations, a completely new and independent name server implementation was devised. It was supposed to provide for future developments like DNSSEC, IPv6 and a new management concept for effortless scalability right from the outset. The result: ironDNS®
ironDNS® is a service that registries, registrars or companies can subscribe to. The software itself is not for sale. Contrary to open source software, the source code of ironDNS® will never be made public.
Thus, ironDNS® is the ideal complement for existing name server infrastructures. It is already in use for about 750,000 second level domains and several TLDs.
“ironDNS® is a substantial enrichment of existing name server landscapes.”
CEO of ironDNS®
World-class Name Server Infrastructure
ironDNS® concentrates on the essential duties of a name server infrastructure. Nice gadgets that are better implemented on the application level are deliberately left out. Stability, robustness and security are the absolute priorities of ironDNS®.