DNS Flag Day 2019 – Charles Snyder Raw #138. Ready or not, EDNS is coming on 1 February 2019. So are you ready for the major change? Will your website disappear from the Internet when it all shakes out?
Are you ready?
Since I kind of stumbled around the subject in my video, let me get right to my point here. So without further ado, here it is.
DNS Flag Day 2019: What you need to know
In a nutshell, there has been a new DNS standard out since 1999, called EDNS. Since then, there are a number of DNS and web hosting providers that have not complied with the new standards. And for 20+ years there have been a number of workarounds to accommodate them.
So I share with you, as of February 1, 2019 (approximately), those workarounds will be nuked. As in they are going away and they’re going away permanently. All domain registrars, DNS providers, ISPs, web hosts, etc. must comply with the EDNS Standard of 1999 or their website will simply not be available.
But the good news is that it will speed up DNS (and ultimately your website) a little bit. And as we all know, according to Google and others, more speed is a good thing.
For most website owners, this change will not affect you and there is nothing to worry about. However, it is in your best interest to check and CONFIRM you are good to go. You can do this by entering your domain name in the checker-thingy on this website: DNS Flag Day
No excuses; it takes just 30 seconds to make sure your website, DNS, and hosting are in compliance. I strongly encourage you to just do it to confirm your website will remain active after the change.
Google Plus coming to an end too?
So in other news, I see Google announced today G+ personal accounts are going to be discontinued (i.e. deleted) on April 2, 2019. Since Google Plus (G+) is one of those platforms that many businesses use, I wanted to at least give you the heads-up about this announcement.
So far, everything I have seen about Google’s announcement states that this is only affecting personal accounts. But to be honest with you, I haven’t found anything else which states business or branding accounts are going to be affected too. As I learn more, I will certainly share it with you. Stay tuned for more information.
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Charles is the owner of C. E. Snyder Marketing LLC. His background includes 30+ years in the fire service. Since 1999, he has also become a published author and a public speaker from 2004 on. He is widely respected as the “go-to” guy for Digital Marketing, websites, and SEO, recently being recognized with the 2020 Best of Lancaster in Digital Marketing Award.
Charles is also known as “The Marketing Ninja” and is a serial entrepreneur. His favorite quote is “Make Stuff Happen!” Also, his personal interests include spending time with Ann, his fiancee, playing the occasional video game, and growing mutant eyebrow hairs since getting on the wrong side of 50 years old.