This is who we are, where we came from and why we do what we do.

This is who we are, where we came from and why we do what we do.

Our history

With a background in IT security, communication and system administration, DNS monitor was founded in early 2000 as an independent consulting company. With focus on low level Internet services in general and DNS in particular our services has been in constant demand by private enterprises and public organisations alike.

The fast developing IT industry and rapidly growing need for specialised IT services put a lot of stress on every organisation. IT operation staff seems constantly undermanned and with a heavy workload it is a constant struggle to learn every system they manage. This made us realise that a specialised tool to monitor DNS operations would remove some of that workload and at the same time increase the quality of the DNS service.

The first embryo of a DNS monitoring tool was developed around 2010 as part of a customer project and was in reality nothing more than a collection of haphazardly put together scripts that barely worked.

Since then we have spent countless hours writing, rewriting and fine-tuning the code and since 2014 it has run in full production on one of our partners platform. But it wasn't until 2016 we secured enough funding to carry out our ambitious goal to release a purpose built, Internet based DNS monitoring platform.

By now the monitoring system has by now been operational and available for a few years and we recently released our second major upgrade.


A word from the founder

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Henrik Dahlberg Founder & CEO

"I became the operator of my first DNS way back in 1994. It was a Sun workstation running a BIND 4 DNS server. Since then I have installed, configured and troubleshooted more DNS systems than I can remember.

It is very obvious that the responsibility for DNS operations in most organisations is taken far too lightly and usually falls between the cracks. The operating staff have tons of other chores and rarely have the time nor the means to develop the necessary skill set to efficiently operate and troubleshoot modern DNS infrastructures.

This is why I set out to build a tool that could help undermanned staffs to maintain control of especially the Internet facing DNS environments. That tool eventually became the DNS monitoring service. The rest is history."