DNS failure


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DNS failure

The inability of a DNS server to convert a domain name to an IP address in a TCP/IP network. A DNS failure may occur within a company's private network or within the Internet. See DNS, DNS server and Internet domain name.
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The third factor that can increase the risk of DNS failure is architectural flaws.
UltraDNS bulletproofs our DNS and enables us to focus on running our business without having to worry about slow connections or loss of online operations due to DNS failure.
According to some research studies, DNS failure rates as high as 10 percent are commonplace, and can result in more than $100 million in needless costs to e-businesses annually.