What is Anycast DNS?
With Anycast DNS technology, your website’s DNS information is copied to dozens of locations around the world (intead of just one), and your visitors automatically fetch the information from the location that’s closest to them, considerably accelerating you website’s initial load time.
Web Hosting Canada’s Anycast DNS system has been built from the ground up in collaboration with CIRA, the .CA registry, with Canadians in mind. It includes 10 points of presence in Canada alone, to ensure the fastest possible domain resolution times for you and your clients. There are also points of presence in Europe, Asia, and the United States, thus ensuring near-instant DNS resolution to your domain worldwide. It is one of the most robust DNS systems available to Canadians today.
Improved performanceAutomatically route customers to the closest nameserver. With Anycast nameservers located close to Canadian population hubs and in international Internet hubs, you reduce latency and improve performance.
High reliabilityAnycast eliminates the single point of failure of unicast nameservers with two clouds of Anycast servers. With Anycast, DNS queries are automatically routed around server failures or network outages.
DDOS MitigationAnycast uses high-capacity international nodes with high bandwidth transit and peering at Internet Exchange Points (IXPs) to absorb DDoS attacks and mitigate the impact on your website.