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John Ware Research Group

John Ware Research Group is helping revolutionize the way that medical research is done by surveys. In order to do so, their web-supported system has to be up and available 24/7. Who could help guarantee that success? The managed DNS providers at Dyn, of course.

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Also a DynECT Email Delivery client, the social network for IT professionals uses DynECT Managed DNS to help with their scale — growing at 2000 new signups a day that join a community of over 2 million.

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As their traffic and queries per second grew at an unprecedented rate, DynECT Managed DNS allowed Twitter to seamlessly transition to a secure and stable enterprise level solution. The transition has allowed Twitter to take advantage of delivering better network performance and traffic management, because they’re kind of a big deal these days.

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With over 14 million members, 800,000 active shops, 40 million unique visitors, over $525 million in annual sales and 1.4 billion page views per month, Etsy is truly the world’s most vibrant handmade marketplace. In 2010, they needed a true managed DNS provider and one they could trust with their growing brand. Dyn was happy to help.

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The Cheezburger Network

When your clients are comfortable enough being completely honest with you, you know you’ve got a great relationship. Other than using our Managed DNS platform, the reason the rapidly expanding Cheezburger network likes us? They never have to talk to us.

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Over one million people and businesses rely on 37signals’ web-based applications to get things done the simple way. Their web presence is critical to the success of their company and products. Simply put, downtime is not an option and that’s why they chose Dyn.

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CNBC Director of Platforms Rashid Karimov authored this extensive study on how CNBC was able to improve response time, have better control over traffic and better utilization of internal data centers and more through working with Dyn’s managed/outsourced DNS services.

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In a world inundated with emails, having content that people want can be the difference between success and failure. That is why AdStack, a San Francisco-based real-time advertising optimization platform, created LiveOptimizer, a tool for email marketing campaigns that identifies the best content in emails, thereby increasing engagement. To power uptime, they use Dyn.

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AudienceScience had two key goals: decrease costs and DNS query latency while effectively limiting staffing, expertise, hardware, power and cooling. Those were met using DynECT Managed DNS, freeing up rack space by switching from a hardware-based system to a DNS cloud service.

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As Distil continues on its path of being the first SaaS platform to offer prevention against Internet scraping attacks, they needed to have 100% confidence in their DNS platform. But their CEO was a former salesman and knew the tricks of the trade. Luckily, he found Dyn and the rest is managed DNS history.

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BT is one of the world’s largest Internet Service Providers with operations in more than 170 countries. But even a company of that size needs some great partners that can help with uptime and especially with their unique needs. Learn how Dyn was able to help this telecom giant out.

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With an explosion of users and data, Carbonmade was growing tired of making apologies to its customers for website downtime. They needed a managed DNS provider that could scale and chase their downtime nightmares away forever. Mission accomplished.

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As broadband adoption has increased, D-Link customers have relied on their home and small business routers to provide services that enable customers to host content and support remote computer access. A critical requirement to making this work is dynamic DNS, used to map a domain name to the customer’s computer IP address. That’s why they looked to DynECT Managed DNS to help.

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inkFrog offers auction management applications for eBay users, making it easier for sellers to create professional looking listings, monitor their listings and contact winning bidders. Since 1999, inkFrog has helped thousands of eBay sellers handle tens of thousands of transactions, increasing sales and improving customer relations.

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With companies like FourSquare and NPR using their services, MapBox’s growth resulted in needing a managed DNS provider with some teeth. They found it in Dyn.

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Powering personalized shopping experiences for brands like WalMart, Target and, RichRelevance serves more than 3.5 billion recommendations per month. When they got tired of dealing with expensive prices, outages and a relationship driven by contracts instead of a relationship, they looked high and low for a new outsourced DNS provider. They found Dyn.

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As a growing fixture in the ad network space, Smowtion’s bread and butter comes from being able to link advertisers with the right audience in the fastest and most efficient way possible. In order to do this, they needed a 3rd party DNS provider that specializes in speed.

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When one of the world’s largest online gaming sites needed a managed DNS provider that could handle 170 million unique users a month, they knew the choice was obvious: Dyn. Here’s the story of what frustrated them about their old provider and why they compliment their new service on a daily basis.

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Founded in 2006 and launched in 2012 as an online death and obituaries database, Sysoon provides a unique and essential service to users. The site collects information of deceased individuals, as well as listings of funeral homes, cemeteries and burial laws and regulations. With plans to grow to nearly 20 languages around the world, they decided to use Dyn for managed/outsourced DNS.

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The GLOBE Program

With cyber crime on the rise, .gov domains have been mandated to adopt DNSSEC security extensions. By using DynECT Managed DNS, the GLOBE Program was able to accomplish this mandate on time with no additional cost or worry.

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After hearing about Dyn at a major conference, TurboBytes’ co-founders investigated the company to power the DNS for their fast-growing content delivery network optimizer. With a requirement of premium performance, DynECT Managed DNS was up to their standards…and then some.

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