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Uber Redundancy

WebGuy uses Uber Redundancy on all of our domain, DNS and web hosting services. Name servers are sort of like directory assistance operators. In the good old days of telephone books and operator assistance, you could call 1411 and ask an operator for the telephone number for a business. She would look up the number for you and then you could complete your call and get what you need.

DNS servers do much the same thing when you type a domain name into your browser's address bar.

Whether you're surfing a web site or just sending out an email, your computer uses a DNS server to look up the domain name you're trying to access. The actual term for this is "DNS name resolution", because the DNS server resolves the domain name to the IP address. For example, when you enter "" in your browser, the resulting network connection involves resolving the domain name "" into an IP address, like, for WebGuy's Web servers.

We use SIX, they use TWO

Here's the major difference between GoDaddy domains and WebGuy domains. REDUNDANCY. Since the DNS name service is critical to the proper operation of your domain name, it makes sense that this service must be IRON-CLAD RELIABLE. If the DNS service that is tied to your domain fails or is unreachable, SO IS YOUR DOMAIN.

This is where GoDaddy and WebGuy are light years apart.

All GoDaddy domains are protected by TWO DNS servers. The idea being if one of them goes down, the other one will take up the slack. Here's the problem with that theory: What if they both go down?

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