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== External links ==
== External links ==
[http://ultradns.com/index.html Official website of UltraDNS]
[http://ultradns.com/index.html Official website of UltraDNS] <br>
[http://maps.google.com/maps?q=1000+Marina+Blvd++%23600%2C+Brisbane%2C+CA+94005 UltraDNS headquarters location on Google Maps]
[http://maps.google.com/maps?q=1000+Marina+Blvd++%23600%2C+Brisbane%2C+CA+94005 UltraDNS headquarters location on Google Maps]

Revision as of 15:36, 17 November 2010

UltraDNS logo.jpg
Type: Privately Held
Industry: network and communications
Founded: Brisbane, California (1999)
Headquarters: 1000 Marina Blvd #600

Brisbane, CA 94005

Country: USA
Products: DNS services, traffic management services
Employees: 51-200
Revenue: $333 mil [1]
Website: http://www.ultradns.com
Key People
Rodney Joffe, chairman, CEO [2]

UltraDNS is a subsidiary of NeuStar. UltraDNS offers managed DNS and traffic management services. UltraDNS claims their managed DNS solutions are "capable of processing thousands of queries per second". [3] Services offered by UltraDNS are mainly targeted towards companies and businesses rather than individuals, UltraDNS saying that they provide " solutions to organizations that rely on DNS for their critical business processes, applications and services, delivering superior security, reliability and performance." [4]


The domain ultradns.com was registered on June 29, 1998 [5] but the company was founded in 1999, in Brisbane, California in the United States of America. [6]

An article featured in the edition of Business Wire that appeared on July 31, 2000 mentioned UltraDNS as being the "First Company to Offer Outsourced Infrastructure Solutions for Large, Directory-Initiated Applications". [7]

UltraDNS provides DNS services to important names in the on-line industry like Oracle.com, LinkedIn.com, Myspace.com, Amazon.com, Gap.com, Diamond.com and others.

The company was not avoided by problems in its history, as on 31 May 2009 NetworkWorld reported that a number of important websites which used the services of UltraDNS, including Petco.com, Advertising.com, SalesForce.com and Amazon.com, experienced downtime of up to a couple of hours, due to a Distributed Denial of Service (D-Dos) attack. [8] A similar report appeared on the ZDNet blog. [9] This was quite a hit to the company as they claim that their services also "protect your customers’ Web operations from DNS-based DDoS attacks and pharming attacks from DNS cache poisoning. Our redundant infrastructure means no single point of failure."[10]

UltraDNS also experienced trouble in 2006, when due to DDoS attacks targeting them, a number of websites that used the services of Prolexic, a company specialized in protecting websites from DDoS attacks, experienced heavy downtime, including the famous Blue Security website of their anti-spam product Blue Frog. Brian Krebs of The Washington Post reported that due to the fact that Prolexic used DNS services from UltraDNS, the attack was concentrated on UltraDNS resulting in the Blue Frog website going down. [11]


External links

Official website of UltraDNS
UltraDNS headquarters location on Google Maps