Announcing Rackspace Cloud DNS API in the UK
Following the launch in the US, I’m please to announce that we’ve just launched our Cloud DNS API service here in the UK. We launched a beta service back in July, and have made a number of improvements since then before we decided to launch the API service
Our US-based guru for all things Cloud is Daniel Morris. Here’s a copy of the blog he posted just a few days ago about the launch.
Domain and record management underlies nearly every web application and we have designed this API to make it easier to control this critical aspect of your web-based solutions. The Rackspace Cloud DNS API enables you to automate and simplify your DNS management and has the features you have requested, including:
• REST-based API with comprehensive management capability
• New record types (e.g. recent additions include TXT, AAAA, and SRV)
• Enhanced infrastructure with new regional DNS endpoints
• Decreased propagation times
• Full TTL Control
• Migration –import or export a BIND9-formatted file of domains and configuration details
Since July, we have also made significant updates to our underlying DNS infrastructure. We are adding additional nameserver endpoints and have successfully improved response times and decreased the time to propagate changes.
If you want to learn more about this service in the UK, visit our Rackspace Cloud DNS web page.
And we’re not done yet. While there is some DNS functionality already available in our current Cloud Control Panel, we are working to integrate the full set of Rackspace Cloud DNS API operations into our new Cloud Control Panel to deliver a first class user experience in 2012. Our goal is to expose the capabilities that are available via the API, including full management of domains and records, TTL settings, import/export, and more.
Rackspace Cloud DNS is FREE. That’s right, there is no cost for using the Rackspace Cloud DNS in combination with other Rackspace Cloud products. Existing Cloud Servers™, Cloud Servers with a managed service level, and RackConnect™ customers have access to the Rackspace Cloud DNS by default.
Cloud DNS is backed by Fanatical Support. For support details, visit our Cloud DNS page.
Implementation and management of our Cloud DNS solution is available through our API. To use our API, customers should have a general understanding of DNS management and be familiar with:
• RESTful Web Services
• JSON and/or XML Data Serialization Formats
To get started, download the API Developers Guide.
Check out the Rackspace Cloud DNS Knowledge Center FAQs.
As always, we want to hear what you think about our offering. Head over to our product feedback site and be heard.
Let us know if you have any questions about our new offering. If you need the ability to automate and simplify your Domain Name System management, give our Cloud DNS API offering a try.