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Maximize your online presence with domain monitoring

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Matthew Fisher - January 17, 2023

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Proactively avoid loss of business due to issues with your domains. Learn the importance of monitoring high availability, uptime, TLS certificates, registration, and DNS.

Domain monitoring is the process of keeping track of a website's availability, uptime, and security. It is important for businesses and organizations to monitor their domains to ensure that their online presence is always available to customers and visitors.

High Availability and Uptime

High availability is a key aspect of domain monitoring. High Availability (HA) refers to the ability of a website to remain accessible to users even in the event of a server failure or other technical issue. To achieve high availability, organizations can use load balancers and failover systems to ensure that their website remains accessible even if one server goes down.

Uptime refers to the percentage of time that a website is available and accessible to users. A website with high uptime is considered to be more reliable and trustworthy than one with low uptime. Organizations can use uptime monitoring tools to check their website's availability and ensure that it is always accessible to users.

It's important to have a plan in place to quickly resolve any issues that may arise to minimize any potential downtime. Regular testing of your high availability infrastructure and monitoring your uptime are important important activities to ensure your websites are working as intended.

In addition to ensuring high availability and monitoring uptime, it is also crucial to analyze the causes of any downtime and take steps to prevent similar issues form happening in the future.

TLS Certificates

TLS certificates are also an important aspect of domain monitoring. These certificates are used to encrypt data transmitted between a website and its users, and they play a critical role in maintaining the security of online transactions. Organizations can use domain monitoring tools to check their website's TLS certificate and ensure that it is up-to-date and valid.

However, it is not enough just to check the validity of the certificate; it is also important to ensure that the certificate has been issued by a reputable Certificate Authority (CA) and the certificate is configured correctly on the server and being server to visitors.

DNS Misconfigurations

Another important aspect of domain monitoring is looking for misconfigurations in DNS (Domain Name System). DNS is a system that translates domain names into IP addresses, allowing users to access websites by typing in a URL instead of an IP address. Misconfigurations in DNS can lead to a variety of issues, including website downtime, slow loading times, and even security vulnerabilities.

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To monitor for misconfigurations in DNS, organizations can use DNS monitoring tools to check the configuration and ensure DNS records are set up correctly.

Monitoring for DNS misconfigurations includes checking for things like duplicate or missing records, incorrect IP addresses, and expired DNS records. DNS servers are often targeted by cybercriminals as a way to launch attacks on an organization's online presence. It's important to monitor for signs of suspicious activity and take immediate action to prevent a security breach.

Domain Registration

Lastly, domain registration is an important aspect of domain monitoring. Organizations must ensure that their domain names are registered correctly and renew them before they expire. This will avoid the domain name being taken by other parties or potential downtime for your websites and DNS services.

It's important to keep track of any changes to the WHOIS information of your domains, as this could indicate a potential security breach. Regularly reviewing the WHOIS information of your domains can help you identify any suspicious activity and take action accordingly.

Domain Monitoring Services

Domain monitoring is a critical process for organizations that want to ensure the availability, uptime, security, and registration of their online presence. By monitoring your domains, you can ensure that your website is always available and secure for customers and visitors.

NetworkCalc Pro domain monitoring services will automate your domain monitoring efforts and alert you to any critical changes or issues with your domains and websites before they cause any downtime or loss of business. Take the first step toward hassle-free domain monitoring and check out our pricing plans today.

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