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| type            = Privately Held
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| website        = [http://dyn.com/ dyn.com]
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| website        = [http://dyn.com/ Dyn.com]
| blog            = [http://dyn.com/category/open-dialogue Dyn.com Blog]
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| blog            = [http://dyn.com/blog/ Blog]
| facebook        = [http://www.facebook.com/Dyn Dynamic Network Services, Inc.]
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| facebook        = [http://www.facebook.com/Dyn Dyn]
| linkedin        = [http://www.linkedin.com/company/dynamic-network-services-inc. Dynamic Network Services, Inc.]
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| linkedin        = [http://www.linkedin.com/company/dyn Dyn]
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| keypeople      = [[Jeremy Hitchcock]], CEO<br>
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| keypeople      =  
[[Tom Daly]], CTO<br>
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[[Jeremy Hitchcock]], CEO<br>
[[Kyle York]], VP, Sales & Marketing<br>
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Kyle York, CMO<br>
[[Graham Chynoweth]], General Counsel, VP, HR
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Kevin Bisson, CFO<br>
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Matt Larson, CTO <br>
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Scott Hilton, EVP, Products
 
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'''Dynamic Network Services, Inc.''', established in 1998 by a team of young technologists, is a company offering web hosting services and sophisticated web technology solutions. It is an [[IaaS]] and [[DNS]] services manager; they provide two different DNS platforms, one for individuals and small businesses, and the other for larger corporations.<ref>[http://www.circleid.com/members/4557/ CircleID]</ref> They claim to be the world's fastest growing provider of managed [[DNS]].<ref>[http://www.circleid.com/posts/20100610_dyn_inc_selects_ntt_america_as_infrastructure_partner/ CircleID.com]</ref>
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Dyn (pronounced “dine”) is a cloud-based Internet Performance company. Dyn helps companies monitor, control, and optimize online infrastructure for an exceptional end-user experience. Dyn is the leading Internet Performance provider to the most visited web properties in the world, as measured by the Alexa 1000, including Twitter, Netflix, Pandora, Zappos, CNBC, Etsy, BT, Hershey, The Guardian and Seeking Alpha.[1] Their Internet Performance product suite includes Dyn Internet Intelligence, IP Transit Intelligence, Traffic Director, Managed DNS and Managed DNS Express. Dyn also offers Domain services and Email products. Dyn’s corporate headquarters are located in Manchester, NH, USA, with offices in Brighton, UK, Singapore, and Hanover, NH, USA. Dyn is set to retire in favor of the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure platform on May 31, 2020.<ref>https://www.oracle.com/corporate/acquisitions/dyn/technologies/ecommerce-customer-faq.html</ref>
  
Dyn's current clients include: Twitter, CNBC, Netflix, Photobucket, Gawker, Pandora, and Zappos. They all use their Dynect Platform.<ref>[http://www.linkedin.com/company/dynamic-network-services-inc. LinkedIn]</ref>
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==History==
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Dyn began as a free service running out of Worcester Polytechnic Institute. It was called DynDNS and offered users a DNS service capable of hosting a website from a home computer. As the business continued to grow, it shifted from a free model to a donation-based model, which enabled them to make $40,000 in weeks, from users around the world.
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The donation based model continued until a premium service called the DynECT Platform became available in 2008. The DynECT Platform offered advanced DNS related services to customers including but not limited to: Round Robin Load Balancing, CDN Management, Traffic Management, and Active Failover. The service was mainly geared toward enterprise-level consumers.
  
In June, 2009, it became the first managed DNS provider to offer its Dynect Platform clients [[DNSSEC]].<ref>[http://www.webhosting.info/news/1/dyn-inc.-pushes-dnssec-live_0623094603.htm WebHosting.info]</ref>
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In 2010, Dyn purchased the Manchester, New Hampshire-based SendLabs. This acquisition allowed Dyn to begin offering message management services. This combination of traffic management and message management services allows Dyn to bill itself as a provider of Internet performance solutions. In 2014, Dyn acquired Renesys and began offering internet intelligence services. The company nows calls itself an Internet Performance Management company that provides unrivaled visibility and control into cloud and public Internet resources. Dyn’s platform monitors, controls and optimizes applications and infrastructure through Data, Analytics, and Traffic Steering, ensuring traffic gets delivered faster, safer, and more reliably than ever.
  
==History==
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===Services===
Dyn began in 1998 as a free service running out of a college apartment, at that time they offered users a [[DNS]] service capable of hosting a website from a home computer. As business continued to grow, they had to change their business model to be donation based. From there they became a recurring revenue [[SaaS]] company, until they realized, in 2005, that many prominent corporations were using their exclusive suite of software. Thus, they further catered their services to the corporate market, reassessed their financial requirements, and began to offer more unique options for [[DNS]] solutions.<ref>[http://dyn.com/why-dyn/about-us Dyn.com]</ref>
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Dyn offers a platform for Internet Performance of Internet Performance, as well as supporting services, such as Domain and Email Services that complement these core competencies.<ref>[http://dyn.com/products/ Dyn Products, Dyn.com]</ref>
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;<nowiki>Dyn's platform for Internet Performance Management includes:</nowiki>
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;<nowiki> Internet Intelligence, Internet Intelligence: Network, Internet Intelligence: Transit, Internet Alerts</nowiki>
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; Managed DNS, Active Failover, Traffic Director, Dynamic Steering
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; Domain and Email Services
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===$38 million Minority Investment===
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In October 2012, it was announced that Dyn had received a $38 million Series A minority investment from North Bridge. The investment deal also expanded the Board of Directors for the company, which was originally staffed by only two of Dyn's founders.<ref>[http://allthingsd.com/20121002/dyn-raises-38-million-from-north-bridge-and-jason-calacanis-joins-its-board/ Dyn Raises 38 million from North Bridge and Jason Calacanis Joins Its Board, AllThingsD.com]</ref> The Board now includes: Jeremy Hitchcock, Michael Boustridge, Jason Calacanis, Scott Dussault, Ric Fulop, John Lynch, and Russ Pyle.
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===ReadyStatus Acquisition===
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On December 23, 2013, Dyn announced it had acquired ReadyStatus, a tool that notifies customers of planned and unplanned service interruptions, thereby creating improved communication between end users and companies. The company has many plans for this new service, one of which includes integrating ReadyStatus with Dyn Managed DNS advanced feature Traffic Director, so if a company’s site goes down, their homepage can automatically failover to a status update page and end users won’t be left in the dark. Dyn customers should expect general availability and complete integration into the future product suite in the next year.<ref>[http://thenextweb.com/insider/2013/12/23/dyn-acquires-service-status-update-tool-readystatus-integrate-internet-performance-offerings/?fromcat=all#!wuW9q Dyn acquires service status tool ReadyStatus to integrate into its Internet performance offerings]</ref>
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===Trendslide Acquisition===
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On May 13, 2013, Dyn announced it had acquired Trendslide, a mobile dashboard app startup. The acquisition expands Dyn’s services to now include mobile data and analytics offerings for online businesses. While this mobile app was traditionally intended to be a sales/marketing tool, Dyn will now position it as a DevOps tool for its customers. This move, combined with the acquisition of Verelo in late 2012 and the hiring of Pete Cheslock as Dyn Director of Dev Tools and the promotion of Carl Levine to DevOps Evangelist, is proof that Dyn is committed to being an important voice and part of the DevOps community.<ref>[http://pando.com/2013/05/13/infrastructure-as-a-service-company-dyn-acquires-trendslide-for-mobile-monitoring/ “Infrastructure as a service” company Dyn acquires Trendslide for mobile monitoring]</ref>
  
They began outsourcing to the market in 2007. In 2010, the company purchased three companies -– SendLabs,<ref>[http://www.nhbr.com/businessnewsstatenews/905237-257/dyn-inc.-acquires-sendlabs.html New Hampshire Business Review]</ref> EveryDNS,<ref>[http://www.xconomy.com/boston/2010/01/07/dyn-inc-buys-everydns/ xconomy]</ref> and EditDNS.<ref>[http://finance.yahoo.com/news/Dyn-Inc-Acquires-EditDNS-and-iw-2477027455.html?x=0 Yahoo Finance]</ref>
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===Verelo Acquisition===
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On January 2 2013,  Dyn announced that it had acquired Verelo, a Toronto-based website monitoring start-up.  Just a few weeks prior, Verelo announced to the public that it would be closing down six months after its launch as it did not have the resources to gain traction and take the company to the next level. Dyn subsequently approached the company and made an undisclosed offer that provided for a return to Verelo's initial investors. The company offers website uptime and performance analytics as well as malware detection and site health monitoring services, and given that Dyn's mantra is "Uptime is the Bottom Line", the acquisition will be used to offer a number of new services to its customers at no extra charge.<ref>[http://techcrunch.com/2013/01/02/verelo-dyn-acquisition/ Verelo Dyn Acquisition, TechCrunch.com]</ref>
  
==Services==
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===Nettica Acquisition===
The company offers core engineering services specializing in Apache, Python, FreeBSD, OpenVPN and Perl.
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Add Nettica Acquisition: Dyn announced on March 26, 2014 that it had acquired Nettica, a US-based managed DNS provider.<ref>[http://dyn.com/blog/dyn-acquires-managed-dns-provider-nettica/ Nettica Dyn Acquisition, Dyn.com]</ref>
  
==WikiLeaks==
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===Renesys Acquisition===
Dyn, Inc. was quickly wrapped up within the controversy of WikiLeaks' release of classified American documents as they provided web-hosting services for the site. Dyn stopped hosting Wikileaks on Dec. 2nd, 2010; Wikileaks had made its big release a month prior. Dyn has said it was forced to stop hosting the site after numerous [[DDoS]] attacks, which put its ability to provide for its other 500,000 customers in jeopardy. <ref>[http://www.nhbr.com/businessnewsstatenews/905237-257/dyn-inc.-acquires-sendlabs.html NHBR.com]</ref>
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Dyn announced on May 21, 2014 that it had acquired Renesys, the authority on Internet intelligence. This acquisition enabled Dyn to launch Dyn Internet Intelligence and IP Transit Intelligence, to give customers the insight to make instant, intelligent decisions to improve the performance of their Internet enabled applications.<ref>[http://dyn.com/blog/dyn-acquires-renesys-the-global-authority-on-internet-intelligence-2/ Renesys Dyn Acquisition, Dyn.com]</ref>
  
 
==Associations==
 
==Associations==
Dynamic Network Services, Inc. maintain associations with the following organizations -
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Dyn maintains associations with the following organizations -
  
 
* [[NANOG]]<ref>[http://nanog.org North American Network Operators' Group]</ref>
 
* [[NANOG]]<ref>[http://nanog.org North American Network Operators' Group]</ref>
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==Awards and Recognition==
 
==Awards and Recognition==
* Business New Hampshire Magazine recognized Dynamic Network Services as The Best Small Company to Work for in NH in December, 2010; it won the same distinction in 2007.<ref>[http://millyardcommunications.com/index.php?src=news&srctype=detail&category=News&refno=2025 BusinessNH]</ref> It will also enter in the ‘Hall of Fame’ in the year 2011. It was also the 2nd Best Small Company to work for in NH in the year 2009
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* Named as one of Achievers 50 Most Engaged Workplaces in the United States on January 14, 2014.<ref>[http://www.achievers.com/engaged/winners-2013.php The Achievers 50 Most Engaged Workplaces™ Awards]</ref>
* In 2007, Dynamic Network Services got listed on Inc. 5000 list.<ref>[http://www.tmcnet.com/news/2007/09/12/2933295.htm TMCnet.com]</ref>.
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* In November 2013, Dyn was listed as #210 on Deloitte's Technology Fast 500 List.<ref>[http://www.achievers.com/engaged/winners-2013.php The Achievers 50 Most Engaged Workplaces™ Awards]</ref>
* In 4 years, from 2003 to 2007, the company’s growth rate was 208.7%; it was subsequently ranked 73rd in the list of "Top Companies in Telecommunications" in US  by Trade Publication Inc. Overall, it ranked 11th in New Hampshire.
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* Listed as #1135 on the famed Inc. 5000 list in 2013, Dyn's third consecutive year in making it on the list.<ref>[http://www.inc.com/profile/dyn Dyn Profile on Inc. 5000]</ref>
* Dynamic Network Services, Inc. received the ''Innovation Rocks!'' award from the New Hampshire Division of Economic Development’s Business Resource Center.<ref>[http://www.nheconomy.com/innovation-rocks/Dynamic-Network-Service.aspx NH business Resource Center]</ref>
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* Recognized by WorldBlu as one of the Most Democratic Places Workplaces of 2013.<ref>[http://www.worldblu.com/awardee-profiles/2013.php The WorldBlu List]</ref>
  
 
==References==
 
==References==
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DynLogo.png
ICANNWiki Member
Type: Privately Held
Industry: Internet Performance Solutions
Founded: USA, 1998
Headquarters: Manchester, New Hampshire
Country: USA
Employees: 400-500
Website: Dyn.com
Blog: Blog
Facebook: Dyn
LinkedIn: Dyn
Twitter: TwitterIcon.png@Dyn
Key People
Jeremy Hitchcock, CEO

Kyle York, CMO
Kevin Bisson, CFO
Matt Larson, CTO
Scott Hilton, EVP, Products

Dyn (pronounced “dine”) is a cloud-based Internet Performance company. Dyn helps companies monitor, control, and optimize online infrastructure for an exceptional end-user experience. Dyn is the leading Internet Performance provider to the most visited web properties in the world, as measured by the Alexa 1000, including Twitter, Netflix, Pandora, Zappos, CNBC, Etsy, BT, Hershey, The Guardian and Seeking Alpha.[1] Their Internet Performance product suite includes Dyn Internet Intelligence, IP Transit Intelligence, Traffic Director, Managed DNS and Managed DNS Express. Dyn also offers Domain services and Email products. Dyn’s corporate headquarters are located in Manchester, NH, USA, with offices in Brighton, UK, Singapore, and Hanover, NH, USA. Dyn is set to retire in favor of the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure platform on May 31, 2020.[1]

History

Dyn began as a free service running out of Worcester Polytechnic Institute. It was called DynDNS and offered users a DNS service capable of hosting a website from a home computer. As the business continued to grow, it shifted from a free model to a donation-based model, which enabled them to make $40,000 in weeks, from users around the world. The donation based model continued until a premium service called the DynECT Platform became available in 2008. The DynECT Platform offered advanced DNS related services to customers including but not limited to: Round Robin Load Balancing, CDN Management, Traffic Management, and Active Failover. The service was mainly geared toward enterprise-level consumers.

In 2010, Dyn purchased the Manchester, New Hampshire-based SendLabs. This acquisition allowed Dyn to begin offering message management services. This combination of traffic management and message management services allows Dyn to bill itself as a provider of Internet performance solutions. In 2014, Dyn acquired Renesys and began offering internet intelligence services. The company nows calls itself an Internet Performance Management company that provides unrivaled visibility and control into cloud and public Internet resources. Dyn’s platform monitors, controls and optimizes applications and infrastructure through Data, Analytics, and Traffic Steering, ensuring traffic gets delivered faster, safer, and more reliably than ever.

Services

Dyn offers a platform for Internet Performance of Internet Performance, as well as supporting services, such as Domain and Email Services that complement these core competencies.[2]

Dyn's platform for Internet Performance Management includes:
Internet Intelligence, Internet Intelligence: Network, Internet Intelligence: Transit, Internet Alerts
Managed DNS, Active Failover, Traffic Director, Dynamic Steering
Domain and Email Services

$38 million Minority Investment

In October 2012, it was announced that Dyn had received a $38 million Series A minority investment from North Bridge. The investment deal also expanded the Board of Directors for the company, which was originally staffed by only two of Dyn's founders.[3] The Board now includes: Jeremy Hitchcock, Michael Boustridge, Jason Calacanis, Scott Dussault, Ric Fulop, John Lynch, and Russ Pyle.

ReadyStatus Acquisition

On December 23, 2013, Dyn announced it had acquired ReadyStatus, a tool that notifies customers of planned and unplanned service interruptions, thereby creating improved communication between end users and companies. The company has many plans for this new service, one of which includes integrating ReadyStatus with Dyn Managed DNS advanced feature Traffic Director, so if a company’s site goes down, their homepage can automatically failover to a status update page and end users won’t be left in the dark. Dyn customers should expect general availability and complete integration into the future product suite in the next year.[4]

Trendslide Acquisition

On May 13, 2013, Dyn announced it had acquired Trendslide, a mobile dashboard app startup. The acquisition expands Dyn’s services to now include mobile data and analytics offerings for online businesses. While this mobile app was traditionally intended to be a sales/marketing tool, Dyn will now position it as a DevOps tool for its customers. This move, combined with the acquisition of Verelo in late 2012 and the hiring of Pete Cheslock as Dyn Director of Dev Tools and the promotion of Carl Levine to DevOps Evangelist, is proof that Dyn is committed to being an important voice and part of the DevOps community.[5]

Verelo Acquisition

On January 2 2013, Dyn announced that it had acquired Verelo, a Toronto-based website monitoring start-up. Just a few weeks prior, Verelo announced to the public that it would be closing down six months after its launch as it did not have the resources to gain traction and take the company to the next level. Dyn subsequently approached the company and made an undisclosed offer that provided for a return to Verelo's initial investors. The company offers website uptime and performance analytics as well as malware detection and site health monitoring services, and given that Dyn's mantra is "Uptime is the Bottom Line", the acquisition will be used to offer a number of new services to its customers at no extra charge.[6]

Nettica Acquisition

Add Nettica Acquisition: Dyn announced on March 26, 2014 that it had acquired Nettica, a US-based managed DNS provider.[7]

Renesys Acquisition

Dyn announced on May 21, 2014 that it had acquired Renesys, the authority on Internet intelligence. This acquisition enabled Dyn to launch Dyn Internet Intelligence and IP Transit Intelligence, to give customers the insight to make instant, intelligent decisions to improve the performance of their Internet enabled applications.[8]

Associations

Dyn maintains associations with the following organizations -

Awards and Recognition

  • Named as one of Achievers 50 Most Engaged Workplaces in the United States on January 14, 2014.[15]
  • In November 2013, Dyn was listed as #210 on Deloitte's Technology Fast 500 List.[16]
  • Listed as #1135 on the famed Inc. 5000 list in 2013, Dyn's third consecutive year in making it on the list.[17]
  • Recognized by WorldBlu as one of the Most Democratic Places Workplaces of 2013.[18]

References