Deerfield.com, an international provider of Internet software designed to optimize
and secure Internet connectivity, announced today the release of DNS2Go 3.0, the
next major release of the company’s popular dynamic DNS service.
Gaylord, MI (PRWEB) July 5, 2005 – Deerfield.com, an international provider
of Internet software designed to optimize and secure Internet connectivity,
announced today the release of DNS2Go 3.0, the next major release of the company’s
popular dynamic DNS service. Coincident with the release of new DNS2Go client
software, the company also launched a retooled online DNS2Go Account Manager
and introduced additional licensing options.
The most notable change in the service allows users to establish custom DNS
and custom MX records. This oft-demanded feature will benefit customers in several
configuration environments. For example, users who wish to host their own email,
but outsource website or application hosting for their domain, can establish
a custom DNS record to direct all requests for their website or application
to the contracted third party. All email destined for the domain will be directed
to the customer’s mail server at their own public-facing IP address.
In the reverse situation, where users wish to host their own web or application
server but outsource email, creation of a custom MX record will work in the
same manner. Use of custom MX records allow users to redirect email only to
a third party host while continuing to receive all other requests for their
”The DNS2Go customer base is comprised largely of power users and small to
medium sized businesses,” said Mike Deerfield, Chief Executive Officer of Deerfield.com.
”Running multiple servers in-house, across multiple branch locations and via
third party server-hosting companies is characteristic of both types of user.
” Deerfield explained. ”The new level of customization in DNS2Go is in direct
response to the needs of this audience,” Deerfield continued. ”Additionally,
we have added multiple domain group functionality, enabling customers with multiple
domain accounts to group their domains – in one or more groups – for simple,
streamlined resolution and management.”
With the release of DNS2Go 3.0, Deerfield.com also launched a retooled online
DNS2Go Account Manager. Accessible from any web browser, the DNS2Go Account
Manager now features an easy-to-use dashboard for quick access to domain and
account settings. From this centralized console, users are able to take domains
online or offline, manage domain groups and access custom DNS options, web settings
and email options.
”From its inception, we have offered DNS2Go as the answer to a common
technical problem at an affordable price,” said Deerfield. ”By offering
users more powerful, more granular control of their domains across multiple
locations and applications without the need for costly static IP addresses,
we continue that tradition. Today, we remain the competitive choice in reliability,
functionality and price.”
Pricing and Availability
Along with the DNS2Go 3.0 release, Deerfield.com also expands its DNS2Go licensing
options to better accommodate users. Under the new licensing structure, Basic
and Professional DNS2Go service replace existing Personal and Commercial classifications.
Basic DNS2Go service includes support for top-level domains, online/offline
port/http redirection and custom SPF records. Professional DNS2Go service offers
the same and also includes support for custom DNS, custom MX records and multiple
domain groups. Email Routing is now an ancillary service available for $59.95
US per year per domain.
Founded in 1994 and headquartered in Gaylord, Michigan, Deerfield.com is an
International provider of Internet software and services designed to meet the
connectivity, security and messaging needs of small-to-medium sized businesses
and organizations. Deerfield.com publishes a leading suite of Internet products
distributed via ESD (Electronic Software Distribution) globally through both
direct and multi-tiered distribution channels. Deerfield.com continues to bring
its vision of the Internet to its customers through a range of products including
WinRoute Firewall, a flagship Internet sharing solution; DNS2Go, the company’s
dynamic DNS service; Shavlik HFNetChkPro, patch management software; and a newly
commissioned family of products, appropriately named VisNetic.