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Post » Thu Sep 27, 2012 5:54 am

Maybe Scirra could use CloudFlare, a free CDN with it's own DNS. They power a lot of websites, and the basic setup if free.
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Post » Thu Sep 27, 2012 6:49 am

Welcome back! We were panicking!
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Post » Thu Sep 27, 2012 8:43 am

I second it with CloudFlare. I have been using them for over a year now I believe and they are always up, they also protect against hacking, and speed-up your website in addition to a number of other features. Regardless, it is great to see the site up and running again.
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Post » Thu Sep 27, 2012 4:12 pm

I am disappoint :(
Give back mine 50 consecutive days. It's my 4th try for 100 days medal.
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Post » Thu Sep 27, 2012 4:51 pm

Sorry for the outage everyone. It was our DNS provider, ZoneEdit. Not impressed with their service!

Cloudflare is a great service, but it's a CDN and would not have helped fix the issue we just had.

Everything seems up and running and OK now, we'll be taking steps to move to a new DNS service as soon as possible.
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Post » Thu Sep 27, 2012 5:02 pm

I want my days back please. All other problems are not important. Is it technically possible?
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Post » Thu Sep 27, 2012 5:50 pm

I'll have a look tomorrow when I get in the office to see if it's possible. Please don't get too excited though, it might not be doable.
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Post » Thu Sep 27, 2012 7:49 pm

@NugMan, I can commiserate with you on earning badges based on 'Consecutive Days Visited' to get the Devotee badge when I 'Visit the Scirra website for 10 consecutive days' or similar badges until I realized the goal is to build great apps using the website as a resource and not to just make sure I am arbitrarily visiting the website everyday. Regardless, in the 70 days I have been a member I just missed earning the Dedicated badge when you 'Visit the Scirra website for 30 consecutive days' by a day or so two times as I was offline on other projects and could not login to the site so again I can emphasize with you.
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Post » Fri Sep 28, 2012 12:57 am

@Tom, that is interesting to note and thanks for letting us know.

[QUOTE=Tom] Sorry for the outage everyone. It was our DNS provider, ZoneEdit. Not impressed with their service!

Cloudflare is a great service, but it's a CDN and would not have helped fix the issue we just had.

Everything seems up and running and OK now, we'll be taking steps to move to a new DNS service as soon as possible.[/QUOTE]
I did take a look through CloudFlare's blog and they touch on them being in the top tier with an excerpt quoted below from this post and with the service being Free for the overwelming majority of its users it is just icing on the cake, so to speak.

"A report from SolveDNS was just released that shows CloudFlare as the second fastest authoritative DNS provider, well ahead of companies EasyDNS, UltraDNS, and Verisign."

From the chart in this report it looks like zoneedit came in ninth.

In the end, it looks like the two services mesh with one another, but CloudFlare seems like it is "... one of the largest, fastest, easiest, and most resilient authoritative DNS networks in the world." at least according to their blog post and the SolveDNS August 1, 2012 report.

Some of the other blog articles I looked at in no particular order which were helpful are below for your reference with many more available in their blog and throughout their site too.

Never Deal With DNS Propagation Again
CloudFlare's New UI: Managing DNS records
How to Launch a 65Gbps DDoS, and How to Stop One

Again, it is great to have the site up and running again and I do not mind saying that one of the first things I looked at when it was down was doing a quick whois lookup and was gratified to see that the domain name was paid up until 14-Jun-2017.

All kidding aside, it is good to be able to access the site and obviously I have no interest in promoting CloudFlare beyond saying for the sites I have used their services I have had no problems DNS and otherwise.
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Post » Mon Oct 01, 2012 2:50 pm

[QUOTE=Tom] I'll have a look tomorrow when I get in the office to see if it's possible. Please don't get too excited though, it might not be doable.[/QUOTE]

So what have you discovered, Tom? Is it possible? I'm still interested
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