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OpenDNS Selected by Total Access Networks


By Derek Iwasiuk
May 07, 2007

OpenDNS, the DNS provider that makes the Internet safer, faster, smarter and more reliable, announced Total Access Networks Inc. is using OpenDNS to offload the 1 million DNS requests hitting its in-house cluster of servers daily, saving resources and CPU process time and providing an overall better Internet experience for its broadband and wireless clients. Total Access is a leading provider of managed Internet services and connectivity for thousands of individuals and organizations worldwide. OpenDNS is the world's-largest, fastest-growing DNS service.

Texas-based Total Access selected OpenDNS over BIND and other internal and external options because it gives Total Access a clear edge over competition - it's free and its feature set far exceeds anything else offered with a DNS service.

"While my competitors fight to learn DNS, they waste valuable resources," said Ted Green, CEO of Total Access. "With OpenDNS we have been able to complete several internal and external Internet projects that had been sitting on the back burner, since all of our resources are not tied up correcting issues with faulty DNS. Getting the projects completed means we provide a better service. We get back to installing, doing what we do best, and let OpenDNS handle the DNS from this point out."

Unlike other services that take weeks to deploy, it took only days to get OpenDNS completely up and running for all networks managed by Total Access. The Internet reseller now successfully sends 1 million requests daily to the OpenDNS servers and is pleased to know OpenDNS is entirely scalable - the more people using OpenDNS, the more addresses its caches are holding at any given time and the faster lookups resolve. Since its launch in June 2006, OpenDNS has delivered 100 percent uptime.

"I personally checked out OpenDNS and was blown away by the results," said Green. "No matter how small or big your company grows, DNS is a foundation staple of every ISP environment. We are excited to have OpenDNS as a service partner providing high-quality, fast DNS services to my customers around the world."

Total Access Networks, Inc. is a leading provider of managed Internet services and connectivity for residents and businesses worldwide. Through high-speed, high-availability, state-of-the- art Internet Data Centers, Total Access Networks delivers superior reliability, security and performance to residents and companies using the Internet. Cutting-edge solutions include Worldwide Dialup Access, Nationwide DSL Access, Regional Wireless Access, Domain Registration, E-commerce Solutions, Merchant Services, Co-Location, Dedicated Web Hosting, Dedicated Access, Streaming Media, Content Distribution and Application Services.

OpenDNS ( makes the Internet safer, faster, smarter and more reliable. Based in San Francisco, the company operates a large distributed network that powers a new kind of recursive DNS (Domain Name System) service that provides all Internet users increased security, reliability and performance. OpenDNS is thoroughly committed to building and operating the best DNS platform in the world and to improving the Internet.

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