May 12th 2021
News came in overnight of an outage at Salesforce, which turned out to likely be due to a change to DNS settings causing logins to fail and API integrations to error out, and multiple third-party sites reporting outages or failed services. Downdetector also showed a large spike in error reports, but Salesforce were quick to take to Twitter and provide updates as soon as they realised that there was an issue. Services now appear to be restored with just a few minor wobbles ongoing. Were you affected?
Jessica is looking for a new DNS hosting company after xpertDNS announced that they are closing down from May 15th 2021, and that they are not taking any more orders. User data will be deleted on that date. She's probably not alone in her search and there's likely to be a rush of people looking for a new DNS service if they haven't already heard that xpertDNS are stopping services this coming weekend. Cloudflare has already been suggested but which DNS provider(s) do you have experience with that you can recommend in this thread?
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