Oracle calls time on DNS specialist Dyn

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Oracle has announced it's shuttering Dyn, three years after it bought the DNS service, which will be integrated into the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.

In a post to its website last night, the company said: "Since the acquisition of Dyn in 2016 and the subsequent acquisition of Zenedge, the engineering teams have been working diligently to integrate Dyn's products and services into the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure platform. Enterprises can now leverage the best-in-class DNS, web application security, and email delivery services within Oracle Cloud Infrastructure and enhance their applications with a comprehensive platform to build, scale, and operate their cloud infrastructure."

While the FAQ page gives no deadline for migration to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, customers have reposted emails which give 31 May 2020 as the End of Life (EOL) date.

Some customers have hit out at the decision, citing the consequent culling of a free tier and loss of some functionality, particularly dynamic DNS.

On Hacker News, someone under the username jpollock said: "As a lesson to anyone else hoping to do a shutdown with a migration to a different service with your company.

"If you are going to treat me the same as any new subscriber, where I have to re-signup, re-add my payment method, export my settings and then import them again, you're asking me to buy all over again.

"If you ask me to buy, then I get will reevaluate the relationship, and if it's just as easy to migrate to another supplier I will move.

"Migrating internally should have been "push this button to accept the new terms and pricing, you don't even need to talk with your registrar."

"I've been a Dyn customer for over a decade, and now I'm moving because it's just as easy to move as it is to stay."

Others took to Twitter to announce their displeasure.

Cloud Pro contacted Oracle for confirmation of the May 2020 deadline and further comment, but hadn't received a response at the time of publication.

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