bunny.net DNS – 5 Amazing Features Spotted

In the early days of the Internet, when there was no existence of domain an internet user had to type the IP address to reach a website. It was not user-friendly. Now in the age of modern Internet, we have a memorable domain name assigned to some IP address.

It is the role of DNS lookup to answer the IP address for the requested domain name. Hence, DNS is called an address book of the Internet. It is better when it’s faster and reliable.

The most anticipated, DNS services from bunny.net has been launched. Currently, I am using at gulshankumar.net and based on my experience I am going to discuss about its complete features.

You can login to bunny.net dashboard and sign up for the preview version for early access.

bunnycdn dns

11 Types of DNS records to be supported

bunny.net support all major types of DNS records (including Pull Zone record). 😍

types of record
  • A – Allow to pointing any IPV4 address
  • AAAA -Allow pointing any IPV6 address
  • CNAME – Allow pointing any hostname
  • MX – The Mail Exchanger record is helpful for catching incoming emails
  • TXT – A helpful record type used for verification purpose
  • SPF – Sending Framework Policy for email security
  • SRV – Services record according to RFC 2782
  • CAA – For defining specific Certificate authority
  • PTR – Generally used for some email server.
  • Pull zone – Notably, you can point your domain directly to the Pull zone. 👏
  • Script – Something, I have recently spotted.

Time to Live

bunnycdn dns TTL
  • You can have a minimum of 15 seconds to maximum 1 day TTL.
  • The shorter TTL allows the advantage of faster DNS record propagation for any future changes.

Meaningful Statistics

bunnycdn dns analytics

Bunny team love representing data we can remember from past Real-Time logs feature.

The DNS analytics system provides one-month data with detailed information about record types such as A, AAAA, CNAME, etc. Information like this generally helps in technical debugging.

Making user experience better, DNS info also appears in the left side secondary menu.

DNS log

Simple Migration

migration import

The Import and Export feature helps in getting complete zone entries. They support Bind format in future. This makes life easier for migration from Cloudflare DNS to BunnyCDN.

Safety Deletion

For safety purpose, the system ask the user to confirm the deletion by typing the domain name.

deleting zones


What’s special about the Pull Zone Record?

Generally, we see that CDN company faciliating their services in mainly three ways –

  • Nameservers only: Cloudflare is a nice example of this category.
  • CNAME: BunnyCDN, CloudFront, KeyCDN and Stackpath supports the CNAME method. Exceptionally, Cloudflare support CNAME for Business and Enterprise customers.
  • Nameservers and IP address: Stackpath allow their customer to use CNAME and Anycast IP address i.e, 151.139.128.10 or 151.139.128.11. Similarly, Sucuri offers direct IP integration with optional nameserver method as well. Notably, this method offers slightly better performance.

From a CDN provider point of view, CNAME is a straight forward way. I feel it works great for general subdomain however it is still slightly slow for a custom hostname and complicates routing decision for the naked domain.

My personal experience with CNAME over root domain name was not that great. I noticed subdomain host was routing properly while non-www routing was going off-country. The Pull Zone record offered by BunnyDNS fixes this problem elegantly.

Wrapping up

I highly recommend this product if you want to take advantage of custom nameservers or setup full site acceleration over BunnyCDN. The pricing is very affordable.

Reference

Shall I switch from Cloudflare to BunnyDNS?

Do you use BunnyCDN services, especially full site acceleration? If yes, make switch else not needed.

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5 thoughts on “bunny.net DNS – 5 Amazing Features Spotted”

  1. Ever since switching to BunnyCDN, I’m really looking forward for a service like this. Excited that it is in the works!

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  2. Hi Gulshan,
    I am also eagerly waiting for Bunny DNS service like CloudFlare.
    I am going to try full site cache as you described in another post, but really want to avoid this highly technical methods.

    Best Regards,
    TJ

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