Oracle announced will end its Dyn Domain Name System enterprise services by 2020 and try to get customers to move to DNS services provided through the Oracle Cloud.
The company said that this had been the plan since its acquisitions of Zenedge and Dyn in 2016, as its engineering teams had been working to integrate Dyn’s products and services into the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure platform.
“Enterprises can now leverage the best-in-class DNS, web application security, and email delivery services within Oracle Cloud Infrastructure and enhance their applications with a comprehensive platform to build, scale, and operate their cloud infrastructure,” according to Oracle’s FAQ. “As a result, Dyn legacy Enterprise services are targeted to be retired on May 31, 2020, with the exception of Internet Intelligence.”
“Full deployment of DNSSEC ensures end users are connecting to the actual web site or other service corresponding to a particular domain name,” ICANN said. “Although this will not solve all the security problems of the Internet, it does protect a critical piece of it – the directory lookup – complementing other technologies such as SSL (https:) that protect the “conversation” and provide a platform for yet-to-be-developed security improvements.”
“The DNS industry has experienced similar consolidation with Oracle’s acquisition of Dyn and Neustar’s acquisition of UltraDNS and Verisign’s DNS contracts. So often, the shiny, acquired tech is relegated to a loss leader, used as a wedge in the door to sell legacy products. Or worse, the product is abandoned,” wrote NS1’s Chief Operation Officer Brian Zeman in a blog about the Oracle change. “Innovation in acquired technologies slows and may even disappear. Support experts are replaced by generalists. That increases the tremendous risk for the installed base whose businesses depend on those services. Consolidation is especially problematic with DNS because it is the first stop for all application traffic, which makes it a key point of leverage in modern application development and delivery.”