DO Ideas 2

GEO DNS Service (visitor goes to the geographically closest droplet)

GEO DNS + Multiple droplets.. is more than AWESOME setup..!!

I'd love to see this service soon in DO, where you can create several droplets in several data centers and point your DNS zones toward these droplet.

Visitors from NY for example get served by NY Droplet(s), Visitors from AMS get served by AMS Droplet(s).

This way, you can build your own CDN within few moments, and get your websites performance-extra-charged.

Your Votes, comments ?!

  • Has. S.
  • Sep 11 2018
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  • Srikanth Venkatesh commented
    September 11, 2018 17:49

    Very much needed. Seeing no activity on this since 2013 breaks my heart.

  • rrs209 commented
    September 11, 2018 17:49

    +1 for me too.

    Also now wondering: Is DO Spaces a marketing term for CDN?

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 17:49

    Can't/Won't bother with built-in Load Balancing service until this lands. Doesn't make much sense to offer droplets in multiple regions without a way to connect them.

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    September 11, 2018 17:49

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  • MaXwell Falstein commented
    September 11, 2018 17:49

    I really would like to build my own CDN. I am testing in just the London DC, but I would like to put CDN droplets all over the world.

  • Vadim commented
    September 11, 2018 17:49

    UP for this. Right now DNS resolution alongside with CF works amazingly fast. GeoDNS would be a killer feature.

  • Samuel Hulley commented
    September 11, 2018 17:49

    An automatic way to provide this would be fantastic, but it is entirely possible (at a slightly higher cost) to do this with DO on your own. If it was something I needed at the current stage (what I need and can afford) then I would go about by:

    Having my own name servers for my domains hosted in DO that delegate to a regional name server(s) using bind views (with long TTLs) which then provide regional information. This should keep DNS requests decently fast in each region provided except for the odd name server expiry.

    Doubt that it is a 100% solution but would work decently well, might have a go one day and see how well it works.

  • Clou commented
    September 11, 2018 17:49

    This would be very nice +3

  • Shahzab A commented
    September 11, 2018 17:49

    I'll love this feature

  • Amarnath S commented
    September 11, 2018 17:49

    Superb Idea for this idea. Its useful to us. Actually I was came to add this idea in this forum. But already have. Kindly arrange ASAP. Thanks in Advance.

  • Daniyaal Khan commented
    September 11, 2018 17:49

    You can easily do this by using the IP_GEOLOCATION feature with google I/O

  • Joni Kähärä commented
    September 11, 2018 17:49
  • Kris commented
    September 11, 2018 17:49

    Kris from NSONE here: we love DO, know them well, and can confidently say NSONE + DO is a great GSLB/Geo solution -- it is pretty straightforward to build, say, a small CDN with DO droplets and NSONE DNS. As Larry said, we don't feature lock in our free tier and we're doing global DNS for major enterprises -- you'll be satisfied. And we're happy to help you get things configured, just ping our support staff.

  • Larry Salibra commented
    September 11, 2018 17:49

    You could do this with DO plus NSONE - I believe they have geodns in their free tier. https://nsone.net/

  • Muhammed Parlakci commented
    September 11, 2018 17:49

    You can build your own nameserver droplet and configure geoip he ;)

  • Vincent commented
    September 11, 2018 17:49

    @Has dnsmadeeasy, they offer geodns but it's costs $660 per domain per year.

  • Has. S. commented
    September 11, 2018 17:49

    Vincent, it would be nice to enlighten us.. what's DME?

    Kind Regards..

  • Vincent commented
    September 11, 2018 17:49

    Great idea but complex and has to be done right... The dns service would have to be bullet proof (ddos), stable and fast. I'll stay with DME for now (answers most dns queries for users in 10-50ms) but if DO offers GEO dns i'll give it a try.

  • Vincent commented
    September 11, 2018 17:49

    Great idea but complex and has to be done right... The dns service would have to be bullet proof (ddos), stable and fast. I'll stay with DME for now (answers most dns queries for users in 10-50ms) but if DO offers GEO dns i'll give it a try.

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 17:49

    Best idea and will be a great alternative for Amazon Route 53 :)