When it comes to managing DNS, I get super frustrated by the tools that GoDaddy, Namecheap, and most of the other registrars provide. Their tools are normally super slow and hard to work with. Ugh. Because of those downsides to using registrars for DNS hosting, I had been on the lookout for a great DNS host for a while when I found PointHQ.
I’ve been gradually moving domains for different personal projects over to them as I’ve needed to make DNS edits. PointHQ does an outstanding job of walking you through the setup process, and their interface is lightning fast. There hasn’t been any noticeable downtime in the 6 months or so that I’ve been using their service. The fact that they host the first 10 domain names for free is pretty awesome too!
We don’t host DNS with PointHQ for Carsonified, and I haven’t reviewed them for speed and other considerations that I would make when hosting a serious web app, but for side projects and normal sites, I think they’re great. Go check them out!
PointHQ didn’t pay me (or Carsonified) to write this. I just geniunely love their service and want everyone to know about it. The awesome photo above is by Christopher Bowns