Recently I had an requirement that I couldn’t find documented outside of the abstract; migrating a single private DNS zone to AWS’ hosted DNS service; Route 53 and conditionally forwarding queries for that zone from an existing Windows DNS infrastructure. This isn’t something I expected to be broken down blow by blow in the AWS documentation but there are plenty of Windows DNS infrastructures out there in the wild and . . .
This project came from the back of my desire to learn more about public key certificates ahead of deploying a two tier PKI for an enterprise network, ahead of this I thought it would be prudent to try something a little smaller scale and see how the nuts and bolts worked and try and deploy a simple single tier PKI at home and see how it could be leveraged. Cryptography . . .
Over the years I’ve encountered the same problem from huge corporations to small businesses when changing a domain name to another registrar. This seemingly innocuous task frequently ends in disaster, particularly when working with a fly-by-night registrar (though the bigger players are often just as guilty, as are private ISPs) and a lack of understanding somewhere along the lines of who holds DNS records is always the killer. The problem that . . .