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DNS record monitoring

Receive a notification whenever your DNS records are modified - intentionally or maliciously - so you can act and verify faster.

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Why you should monitor your DNS records

A DNS record translates your domain name to the IP address of your webhost

Your DNS records are the crucial behind-the-scenes component nobody notices, until it's broken. It is what translates your domain name (what we humans understand) to an IP address (what computers understand).

As long as that translation works, everyone's happy. But if it's broken, it is crucial to know about it quickly and take action.

Oh Dear will detect your DNS records for your domain and keep you informed on both changes and failures being detected.

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We take care of the hard bits

Easy set-up, auto detection and extensive documentation

It may sound complex to monitor DNS records, but we take care of the hard bits. We will automatically detect your DNS records and set up the monitoring from our side, you'll receive clear notifications whenever we detect problems.

Your site(s) added to Oh Dear can be configured to monitor your DNS at frequent intervals. We'll check every nameserver and every record for you on a 5-minute interval.

With extensive documentation on what each DNS record means, we've got you covered.

re-run check without leaving Slack!
Oh Dear01:45 P.M.
urlxyz.com seems down!
Error: HTTP/1.1 404 Not found
Downtime verified from Paris, France and Bangalore, India
Full report: https://ohdear.app/sites/8716/history/runs/875879191
Check again
Messages
now
Oh Dear!

urlxyz.com has recovered after 2m. full report: https://ohdear.app/sites/83/checks/411

Messages
now
Oh Dear!

urlxyz.com seems down! Error: HTTP/500 Downtown veririef from Paris, France and Frankfurt

Messages
now
Oh Dear!

Text messages for urlxyz.com have been successfully enabled. We'll notify you when something goes wrong.

CALLING WEBHOOK
$_TOKEN="your API token"
$ curl -X GET "https://notifyservicexyz.com/api/alert/urlxyzcom" \
-H "Authorization: Bearer $_TOKEN" \
-H "Accept: application/json" \
-H "Content-Type: application/json"
act directly from within Microsoft Teams!
Oh Dear01:45 P.M.
urlxyz.com seems down!
Error: HTTP/500 Downtown veririef from Paris, France and Frankfurt
View full report
Reply
SITE OFFLINE
urlxyz.com is down
Component Value
Url https://urlxyz.ccom
Error description Operation timed out after 5001 milliseconds with 0 bytes received
Initiate follow-up actions directly in Telegram!
Oh Dear01:45 P.M.
urlxyz.comseems down
Error: HTTP:500 Downtime verified from Paris, France
👀 Full Report
🔄 Check again
😴 Snooze
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now
Oh Dear!

urlxyz.com has recovered after 2m. full report: https://ohdear.app/sites/83/checks/411

Messages
now
Oh Dear!

urlxyz.com seems down! Error: HTTP/500 Downtown veririef from Paris, France and Frankfurt

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Oh Dear!

Pushover has been successfully enabled. We'll notify you when something goes wrong.

Access full reports straight from Discord!
Oh Dear01:45 P.M.
urlxyz.com has recovered after 2m. Full report: https://ohdear.app/sites/87/history/runs/875879191
Paris, France - Today at 10:56
urlxyz.com seems down!
Error: HTTP/1.1 404 Not Found
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Choose how we let you know

when a DNS record changes or a failure is detected

Receive our notifications on your prefered platform. Via email, SMS, Slack, Discord, Microsoft Teams, Pushover, webhooks,… we can notify you wherever your team is active.

Take notifications to the next level: only notify who needs notifying by assigning responsabilities to different team members.

Stop worrying, start monitoring

Start a no-strings-attached 10-day free trial. You're all set in less than a minute.
(No credit card needed.)

Not convinced yet? Need help?
Get in touch via support@ohdear.app.

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Decide which DNS records matter to you

Enable or disable each kind of record

We can monitor any DNS record on your site, but you may only care about a few of those. Not a problem!

You can toggle each kind of DNS record you want to receive notifications about in the settings, per website.

If you're behind a DDoS protection service that often changes IP addresses for you, you can disable A or AAAA record monitoring. You'll still get valuable notifications for changes related to your MX or TXT records.

Really into the nitty gritty details?

Want to get into the nitty gritty details of our monitoring?
Have a look at our documentation.

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Start a no-strings-attached 10-day free trial. You're all set in less than a minute.
(No credit card needed.)

Not convinced yet? Need help?
Get in touch via support@ohdear.app.