Imagine you have been preparing for months for the special sale of your e-shop. Clients impatiently wait for the countdown to point out the beginning. And when they all try to access your website, your domain name can’t be loaded. Clients receive an error message on every try. Yes, pretty sure your e-shop is experiencing a DNS outage.
And the issue is that this can make your clients angry or disappointed. You will lose money, and your reputation can be affected.
Better be prepared and know more about DNS outages. Here you have everything you need to know. Including how to prevent them!
What’s a DNS outage?
DNS outage or DNS downtime, as it’s also called, is a time interval during which a domain name can’t be resolved to its IP address.
The Domain Name System (DNS) and its resolution process are essential for accessing any domain name. If there’s a failure causing the DNS not to work, the necessary translation from domain name to IP address won’t happen. So the domain won’t be located, and therefore, its content won’t be accessible to visitors.