Name servers store important technical information in the zone files and play an essential role in the functioning of various online services. They contain for example the Mail Exchange (MX) records, which tell the mail server the location of the email recipient, needed for personalised email addresses.
If too many people and services query the name servers at the same time, it can result in slower loading websites. This can be avoided by distributing the queries equally between multiple name servers. The industry standard are two name servers per domain name. At Octopoly we go one step further and offer four name servers, one of which is even an Anycast name server.
Anycast name servers based upon a network of name servers that consist of multiple combined name server nodes around the world. Queries are always sent to the closest name server, resulting in maximum availability, faster loading speed and an overall better user experience.