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Old 3 May 2017, 01:09 AM   #25
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I recommend letting FastMail host your DNS records...
I second this recommendation wholeheartedly.

I've gone several different ways on this one over the years *I still have about a half-dozen grandfathered "lifetime free" DNS slots at DynDNS, and use EasyDNS as my registrar, so both of those services provide DNS hosting options, but honestly, even if you have a DNS provider with a great control panel, by the time you deal with MX records, SRV records for client discovery, SPF, DMARC, and DKIM, it's just so much easier to let FastMail do the heavy lifting for you. Even if you're hosting your web services somewhere else, a few "A" and "CNAME" records are trivial to set up by comparison.

While there's a certain "all of your eggs in one basket" argument against using FastMail's DNS, registrar-level NS record changes are pretty quick these days, so even in the case of a catastrophic failure of FastMail, it doesn't take much longer to point your DNS to another provider than it would to update your MX records.

That said, I do wish FastMail supported DNSSEC, but I can live without it.
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