Amazon Web Services announced Route 53, a DNS web service giving a way to route Internet traffic to web applications by translating human readable names into numeric IP addresses. Amazon Route 53 can be used to route end users to multiple AWS services including Amazon EC2, an Amazon Elastic Load Balancer or an Amazon S3 bucket, and to infrastructure outside of AWS. The Amazon Route 53 global network of DNS servers is designed to automatically respond from the optimal network location, resulting in low DNS query latency for end users.
Amazon Launches New DNS Service in the Cloud
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2010-12-07 12:30 amreez
Yep, this news came to late. Today I cancelled everything related to Amazon and currently I am thinking about how I finally quit Paypal. It’s something I have been planning for a long time, but Paypal is the only payment method with widespread support. I also want Wikileaks to try some other companies, so I know whom I can trust. WL is so great when it comes to find out different stuff
Yeah, I know somewhat OT, but OSNews people are very experienced and I am hoping someone comes up with a solution for my problem.
2010-12-07 3:23 ammechanyx
If you quit PayPal, you have to quit eBay. You can’t get an eBay account without a PayPal account and you can’t run an auction on eBay without PayPal as an accepted form of payment.
Unfortunately, rare instruments often only show up on eBay.
2010-12-07 5:22 pmHeard
I must have hacked myself into ebay then. I don’t have a PayPal account.
Is this just untrue? Or does this apply only to the US or something?
2010-12-07 5:36 pmmechanyx
FWIW, I am in the US and I had a discussion a few days ago with another guy in the US about how he doesn’t use eBay because of PayPal.
Reading through eBay’s help pages, I can’t find anything at present that explicitly states that you must have a PayPal account but I can’t imagine anyone buying from a seller that didn’t accept PayPal. eBay does state in their seller guidelines that they recommend you become a PayPal verified member.
I’m watching several items on eBay right now and they all say either “PayPal” or “PayPal, Pay on pickup” for Payments.
Well, I only want to pay on pickup for items that are located so close to me that the cost of shipping is more than the cost of gas and tolls to get there and back. This is an EXTREMELY small percentage of the things I purchase on eBay.
I have no idea how I could possibly buy things on eBay without a PayPal account.
A basic infrastructural service like DNS should not be:
– run by a commercial entity
– subjected to control by a single government
So… no thanks, A. I may buy your books, but I won’t sell my freedom.
Edited 2010-12-07 08:38 UTC
Guys, sorry, but the first 4 comments look like your attaching this to WikiLeaks. It’s a different story.
From what I read and understand, Amazon will allow clients to delegate some or all of their DNS zones to globally distributed servers allowing to serve DNS answers to closest servers in terms of latency.
Imagine osnews.com using some cloud service in Amazon. Imagine you are entering a website from Japan. Amazon uses something along BIND View to respond with a Japanesse instance of their AWS service for a query like: someservice.osnews.com
This suits their customers using AWS. Has nothing to do with DNS being managed as it is. If you hate Amazon, you just do not point your NS records to them. You host yourself on your own infrastrcture, your domain registrar, your ISP or even zero-cost initiatives stuff like: freedns.42.pl
Nothing to do with Wikileaks.
2010-12-07 12:27 pmlibray
Ok, take wikileaks out of the picture. There is evidence that regardless of your domain name, if you use the Amazon Route 53 service, you not only have to worry about technical outages taking your site down, you also have to worry that your site can be taken down due to external decisions. Sure, all service providers have a TOS that their customers are under. But it has been demonstrated that Amazon may, without a TOS violation, take action against its customers’ sites using its cloud services.
Even if using these route 53 DNS servers as a backup mixed along with other DNS servers, there exists the possibility that Amazon can either not answer queries for you, or answer with Sitefinder like results. I would never use them as primary NS records.
Seem every post now is about how some people are complaining because they can’t download stolen data or buy counterfeit products.
Somehow I am to believe all that is right because so many do?
It would help to link to something that gives you some information, rather some tosh with adverst on it:
Until Amazon has the integrated into the web interface I’m not going to consider it. I’m not faffing about with the Java tools or with running Perl scripts and XML:
this is all cool .. but don’t plan on using it if you might just upset the USA government …