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  1. Support DNSSEC

    There is a number of security enhancements to the DNS you provice: DNSSEC record types, the SPF records, IPSECKEY, CERT and SSHFP just to name a few. These are vital in reducing the overall amount of hacking, spam and espionage on the Internet. Some of these would introduce an API change but mostly the existing fields would suffice.

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      planned  ·  3 comments  ·  Cloud DNS  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Enable white label (vanity) DNS name servers

      Currently one cannot create a white label name server due to various technical limitations with the system. In order to offer full reseller services, white label name servers are a must.

      72 votes
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        8 comments  ·  Cloud DNS  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Add geographic or latency-based routing option for Cloud DNS

        In the same vein as AWS Route53's latency-based routing feature, it would be helpful to have an option with Cloud DNS to route requests to the nearest server based on the geographic and/or network location of a requester. This would be helpful for situations where we are running servers in many geographic locations and want to provide the lowest possible latency for all users.

        46 votes
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          under review  ·  3 comments  ·  Cloud DNS  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Improved DNS Functionality in the Control Panel

          While there is some DNS functionality already available in our current Cloud Control Panel, we are working to integrate the full set of Rackspace Cloud DNS API operations into our new Cloud Control Panel to deliver a first class user experience in 2012. Our goal is to expose the capabilities that are available via the API, including full management of domains and records, TTL settings, import/export, and more.

          40 votes
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            4 comments  ·  Cloud DNS  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • rackspace could provide naked domain to www. as a compliment to the cloud dns service, because many cloud services only support CNAMEs.

            it seems that only http://wwwizer.com/naked-domain-redirect offer it for free at present. i think it would be very popular if rackspace offered it. at present it doesn't make sense for an individual site to put two cloud servers behind a load balancer just for this functionality.

            38 votes
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              under review  ·  1 comment  ·  Cloud DNS  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Create an internal-only DNS offering

              We run a VPN solution on top of Rackspace Cloud to allow us access into our systems, none of which are directly reachable via their external interfaces. Once inside our 'private' network (which is secured internally and external via iptables) we push our own small DNS zones to vpn users to allow them to hop amongst servers via internal hostnames rather than ips.

              A hosted internal DNS implementation, for anyone with more than a few dozen servers (we're at 50 and counting) is critically important.

              35 votes
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                3 comments  ·  Cloud DNS  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • 21 votes
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                  6 comments  ·  Cloud DNS  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Change SOA serial format to be yyyymmddss

                  Currently, SOA serial numbers are a Unix timestamp. The more common convention used in the industry is the format yyyymmddss, where yyyymmdd is the date and ss is a sequential increment. The problem I run into is when I move DNS zones from a server using the more common date-based convention to your cloud DNS, and the new serial number (e.g. 1340206662) is less then the old one (e.g. 2012062001), which then causes caching issues. I do understand the argument for using the unix timestamp (it allows for more edits to be made during a 24-hour period), so if you…

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                    under review  ·  1 comment  ·  Cloud DNS  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Support Geo DNS

                    Rackspace's API would be a great way to manage Geo DNS services.

                    Like
                    http://www.zerigo.com/

                    17 votes
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                      under review  ·  0 comments  ·  Cloud DNS  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Improve DNS Lookup Time

                      This is the only issue that is preventing me from using your service safely. Firstly you ain't wiling to share the location of your CDN server and would say , There is one in SEA only made me felt that i'm not knowing something i'm suppose to know as a customer.

                      Secondly the DNS lookup time is horrible, 5x slower than Amazon's. I mean, you have a not so bad CDN but the lookup time for DNS is horrible. How would i even want to use your load balance or servers. I"m near Hong Kong but not in it, all…

                      15 votes
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                        2 comments  ·  Cloud DNS  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Allow forwarding subdomains to other URLS

                        Would love to be able to forward a subdomain to a different URL. This is a very basic feature that BlueHosts, GoDaddy, and all others offer - even very cheap solutions. Would like to point for example http://subdomain.MyRSdomain.com to http://subdomain.ExternalTool.com

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                          0 comments  ·  Cloud DNS  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Private DNS

                          allow private secure DNS use for internal services only.
                          e.g. Git, Subversion, etc.

                          9 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Cloud DNS  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Allow users to purchase domains

                            It should not be a requirement to initiate a support ticket. It took 2 days for the last one we purchased. This is the only registrar I know of that does not allow self service

                            9 votes
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                              under review  ·  1 comment  ·  Cloud DNS  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • IPv6 addresses for the nameservers - Cloud DNS

                              Add IPv6 addresses to the Rackspace nameservers so they work in an IPv6 only network rather then relying on failing back to IPv4 to contact the nameserver to get a IPv6 record.

                              9 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Cloud DNS  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Punycode support for Cloud Server DNS

                                I would like to have Punycode support for the DNS offered with Cloud Servers.
                                Punycode is an encoding method that encodes Unicode characters to some ASCII code that is allowed in the Domain Name System, as defined in RFC3492 http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc3492
                                As it converts into standard ASCII code, it won't harm the existing system for supporting it. Simply change the validation rules for a "valid domain name" will do. I found that you have limited the length of a TLD to be 6 characters, but my punycode domain tld have 11 characters.
                                For your information, my TLD is .香港, Punycode =…

                                7 votes
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                                  under review  ·  1 comment  ·  Cloud DNS  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • "Shadow Primary" support

                                  Rather than having to use the API, it would be much better to be able to authoritatively master DNS only over private (Servicenet) and have Rackspace Cloud DNS act as a *****. The outside world would see Rackspace Cloud DNS as the master. This way, we'd get the manageability of a proper BIND installation, but with the resilience, security and supportability of Rackspace Cloud DNS.

                                  6 votes
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                                    1 comment  ·  Cloud DNS  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Allow cloud DNS to be used as secondary/***** DNS in addition to primary

                                    It should be possible to have cloud DNS serve as a *****/secondary to a master. It could be done with very few additional API calls.

                                    Here is a very rough outline. If anyone else is interested please feel free to expand on this:

                                    1. create_secondary_zone: supply zone name, a primary master and an optional failover master server.

                                    2. delete_secondary_zone: supply the zone to delete

                                    3. view_secondary_zone: supply zone, returns contents

                                    And a couple additional optional ideas:

                                    4. poll_zone_master: supply zone to pull, queues a pull request to poll the zone now (the secondary could also accept NOTIFY requests so polling…

                                    6 votes
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                                      2 comments  ·  Cloud DNS  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Add a EDIT and MULTI EDIT functions to the Cloud Servers DNS panel

                                      Add a EDIT and multi edit functions to the Cloud Servers DNS panel. If I have to edit TTL for my 40 records, I have to delete and then re-add them all. That takes some time and work.

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                                        0 comments  ·  Cloud DNS  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Fix the ability to disrupt mail delivery from any Rackspace hosted mail client to any non-Rackspace domain.

                                        The cloud control panel seems to allow anyone to disrupt mail delivery from every Rackspace-hosted email user to any non-Rackspace domain. This seems like a serious issue. Tech support chat recommended I post the details of this problem to this public feedback forum but that seems unwise.

                                        4 votes
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                                          1 comment  ·  Cloud DNS  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Get into the domain registrar business

                                          Please please please save us all from the ****** registrars out there. I want to move all of my business off of network solutions and godaddy, etc, and if Rackspace becomes a registrar the last piece will be in place. :)

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