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CIRA D-Zone Anycast


ORION’s secondary DNS, powered by D-Zone Anycast DNS, is an included service offered exclusively to all connected institutions.

D-Zone is a world-class anycast DNS infrastructure with a strong Canadian presence. The service is comprised of two clouds spanning 13 locations worldwide with a European node that peers to six additional Internet Exchange Points (IXP). As a secondary service, organizations are able to improve network performance and redundancy while continuing to manage the primary DNS safe behind a corporate firewall or with the vendor of their choice.

Key features

  • 24 Anycast servers peered to over 2,300 networks to provide a 100% uptime service level agreement (SLA)
  • Two transit providers, two hardware and software stacks and separate management network to keep you online
  • DDoS attacks are managed 24×7 by CIRA’s cybersecurity team
  • D-Zone Anycast DNS is monitored 24 hours a day by CIRA’s networking and DNS experts
  • Hourly, daily, and monthly reports by zone let you analyze your DNS traffic


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Contact us

To set up your installation of CIRA’s D-Zone Anycast DNS solution free of charge, contact our community development team: communitydev@orion.on.ca or 416.507.9860