7. 2 major challenges around DNS configuration

DNS configuration can be challenging for non-technical users.

Setting up a domain can be a little intimidating initially. Concepts like DNS caching and propogation are frustrating for someone who just wants their spanky new webapp to work. Kudos to Netlify for integrating secure domain purchase and setup!

When I think back to first time I set up a DNS record in cPanel, It was the naming of Address Record Types that confused me initially. The first time a less technical user tries to make sense of A, AAAA, CNAME, MX can be daunting to say the least! Factor in subdomains, URL Redirect, Wildcard records and SSL - thats a lot of jargon for a new user.

The right UI, supported by clear documentation can take a user through the steps needed to configure DNS. If the UI isn’t designed well, good support guides will help. But they won’t be a panacea for an intimidating setup UX.