by Karl Denninger
DNS, the turning of names such as “market-ticker.org” into IP numbers, is an essential part of any online presence on the Internet. Being without it in most cases doesn’t reduce you to using IP numbers, it means what you’re trying to do doesn’t work at all, especially in any sort of shared hosting environment on the web.
The good news is that it’s not all that hard to do DNS on your own but it does take some attention to do well, particularly if you care about security of your domain responses (and online transaction sites most-certainly do!)
The “save a nickel” crowd got rat****ed today, as there appears to be yet another instance of mass-stupidity which has infested the Internet and now it has blown up in those people’s faces who relied on it.