SiteWizard Company Blog

By SiteWizard LLC on 10/1/2013
We are pleased to announce a major enhancement to our DNS infrastructure.  We recently implemented a third party multicast DNS service called DNS Made Easy.  This transition has already taken place, but we wanted our customers to be aware of the new benefits of our website services. What is DNS? DNS stands for Domain Name System.  It is the "backbone of the Internet" responsible for domain name lookups.  In short, DNS maps domain names to servers on the Internet.  When you type a web address in your browser (example: "www.example.com"), your computer connects to DNS and requests the IP address for that domain name (example: "192.168.1.1"). Here is a video with more details on how DNS works, and why it is important: What is Multicast DNS? Previously, SiteWizard was hosting its own unicast DNS in a single data center in Chicago, IL.  Lookups were fast enough whenever someone would visit a SiteWizard website from the eastern United States.  But lookups could be slow if someone visited from a distant location, such as the Pacific coast (CA, HI) or another country....