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  |  By Mattias Geniar
We just shipped a feature that’s been high on our list: a full implementation of the public DNS scoring system in your dashboard.
  |  By Mattias Geniar
A few days ago, ICANN issued a statement where they call upon everyone to implement DNSSEC across their DNS infrastructure.
  |  By Mattias Geniar
Ever since the launch of our DNS scan, we’ve had the warning about mismatched NS records. Many users choose to ignore this, but there’s a pretty good reason we give a big warning whenever those records don’t line up. In this blogpost, we’ll show what can happen with misconfigured NS records.
  |  By Mattias Geniar
It’s been a bit quiet on the DNS Spy front lately, hasn’t it? Well, today is about to change that. We’ve launched a big update to DNS Spy. Mostly behind the scenes improvement, but certainly a few things everyone can enjoy!
  |  By Mattias Geniar
Why pay for a service if you have no idea if it’s even good? We get that. We feel the same. Heck, I wouldn’t pay for something without trying it. When we cancelled our free tier a few weeks ago, we heard 2 dominant pieces of feedback: the need for a smaller plan and the need to test the service, before committing. The first we addressed with the Light plan, starting at 4.99€/month. The second we fix today.
  |  By Mattias Geniar
When we announced we were cancelling our free tier few a few weeks ago, we got a lot of replies. Both publicly and privately, and we’d like to thank you all for the kind & valuable feedback we’ve been given! One overwhelming theme was the request for a smaller DNS Spy plan, to monitor less sites, that doesn’t start at 9.99€/month.
  |  By Mattias Geniar
A blog is usually a place where companies brag about their achievements, how awesome an organization is to work at, the cool new clients they launched, … Our plan is make this blog pretty much the same, but before we get there – we have to make an announcement first. From now, there is no longer a free plan on DNS Spy.
  |  By Mattias Geniar
As of September 2017, every Certificate Authority is obligated to check the CAA DNS records for a domain it is about to issue a certificate to. This gives more control to the domain owner and can limit which Certificate Authorities are allowed to issue certificates.
  |  By Mattias Geniar
I started to created a DNS monitoring & validation solution called DNS Spy and I'm happy to report: it has launched! It's been in private beta starting in 2016 and in public beta since March 2017. After almost 6 months of feedback, features and bugfixes, I think it's ready to kick the tires.

Paranoid about your DNS - Monitor, validate and verify your DNS configurations.

Simply log in to your DNS Spy dashboard and add your domains to monitor. We autodetect all your relevant DNS records. Each DNS record is automatically monitored for changes, and you'll be notified whenever they change. You can even enable AXFR zone transfers to get 100% DNS coverage.

Here's a quick rundown of the features of DNS Spy:

  • Monitors your domains for DNS changes
  • Alert you when a record has changed
  • Keep a detailed history of each DNS record change
  • Notify you of invalid or RFC-violating DNS configs
  • Rate your DNS configurations
  • Monitor 25 domains with the basic pack
  • Back-up all your DNS records
  • Verify all your nameservers are in sync
  • Support DNS zone transfer (AXFR)
  • 2 Factor Authentication

A subtle change in your DNS records can make or break your online business. DNS Spy will send a notification for every change, so you can sleep knowing your DNS is monitored correctly.