Oracle to shut Dyn offices permanently in January

Remaining employees in Manchester to be moved to company’s Nashua campus

The remaining cohort of employees at the former headquarters of Dyn, the tech firm acquired in 2016 by tech giant Oracle, have been notified that the company’s offices in the Manchester Millyard will be officially closed for good in January.

According to employees who still work at the offices – Oracle began a series of layoffs in Manchester in March – they have been notified that the site will be closed permanently on Jan. 27, 2020. The remaining employees will be relocated to Oracle’s campus in Nashua.

The move doesn’t come as a surprise – the former Dyn’s significant office space at 150 Dow St. was put on the market earlier this year.

In March, Oracle began laying off employees from a Manchester workforce that once totaled about 400. Since then, the numbers have continued to decline, leaving today’s “significantly diminished” workforce, as one employee described it in a Reddit thread.

At the same time, customers of Dyn’s free standard DNS service were notified that Oracle would be eliminating the service in May 2020 in favor a paid subscription version on the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure platform.

The decision to shut the free service is essentially the final move to erase the foundation of Dyn, which was launched as a free service and accepted donations from early users in exchange for what they expected would be a lifetime of free DNS service.

Instead, Oracle emailed those customers by saying, “We truly appreciate your support throughout the years. While we are discontinuing the availability of services received at no-cost, you may be surprised by how affordable the DNS service is within OCI along with outstanding capabilities with this service.”

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