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Old 03. Jun 2011, 10:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default ClearCloud DNS To Terminate Service

Posted on the ClearCloud Forums this afternoon:

Effective September 1, 2011, GFI's ClearCloud DNS service will be discontinued and no longer available for consumer use. While we have many loyal ClearCloud DNS users, we have found that most customers prefer the more robust web filtering solution available as a feature in our VIPRE Premium product.

We would like to thank all of the beta testers for their valuable feedback throughout this last 12 month evaluation period.

To discontinue using the ClearCloud DNS service, you will need to reconfigure your network connection. If this is not done prior to September 1, 2011, your Internet connectivity will be interrupted. Learn how to remove ClearCloud DNS from your computer by clicking here.

As an alternative, you can follow those links:


Windows:http://forums.clearclouddns.co...did=5146&enterthread=y

Mac: http://forums.clearclouddns.co...did=5150&enterthread=y



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Old 04. Jun 2011, 12:01 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Damn it, I hope they change their mind after much outcry.
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Old 04. Jun 2011, 12:09 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks for the info. Good timing too as I'm creating a new category which will probably be called "Best Free DNS Resolution Service". ClearCloud is on the list.

From looking at several free services I've got the impression that the public betas might be closed down. This is the first time I've seen the free service go.

I've got a very rough list of possible free DNS resolution services. I haven't confirmed the IP addresses for several of the web hosting services such as GoDaddy which probably don't have a free DNS resolver:
Acens DNS
Cisco
ClearCloud
DNS Advantage
DNS Nawala
DNSPod
Easy DNS
Exetel
FreeDNS
Globe Network DNS
GoDaddy
Google
GTE DNS
he.net
iiNet Limited
Level 3 Communications
NameCheap
NeuStar
Norton DNS
NTT America Technical Operations
One Connect IP
OpenDNS
OpenNIC
Private World Communications
ScrubIT
SpeakEasy
Sprintlink
Thailand DNS
The Planet
THEPLANET.COM INTERNET SERVICES
Verizon Internet Services
Verizon Internet Services (FiOS)
VRx Network Services
ZoneEdit

Let me know if there are any I should remove or add. Thanks
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Bad news, I guess I ll be switching to to Norton's.
Thanks for the info, Blues.

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Bad news, I guess I ll be switching to to Norton's.
Thanks for the info, Blues.

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Old 04. Jun 2011, 03:25 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I'll be switching to Norton as well, if this becomes terminated.
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Old 04. Jun 2011, 09:07 AM   #8 (permalink)
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I'll be switching to Norton as well, if this becomes terminated.
Me too although this smacks of the Sygate issue for which Symantec were responsible.

I sense the controlling hand of new owners GFI behind this decision. If they really need to do this in an attempt to sell more licenses for **** then I hope it comes back to bite them in the ***
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Old 04. Jun 2011, 01:41 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Remah - that's quite a list, thanks for posting it. I use Norton DNS and it seems to work fine here. ClearCloud, for me, sometimes seemed a little slower so I've not used it for a long time.

Even so, I don't like the way they're going about this. To say "We would like to thank all of the beta testers for their valuable feedback throughout this last 12 month evaluation period" is very nice of them but, really, it's not much of a thanks is it?

Anyway, that's up to them. We'll just have to explore other avenues, and there are a few good alternatives. Two that I don't see on your list are Comodo Secure DNS and one called MailShell DNS. I've tried them both, Comodo was ok for me but Mailshell wasn't so good, speed wise, so I didn't use it for long - I wasn't sure about it, there's more here.

One thing for sure though, I'd rather not have to use my ISP DNS because that does suffer from slow downs at certain times of the day - and that's part of the service you pay for.
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Old 04. Jun 2011, 02:51 PM   #10 (permalink)
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I'll be watching out for Remah's review.
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