I would like to begin detailing the logic behind Factory 4.0 Open Initiative, starting with our DNS service.
When we provide you access to your own slice of our infrastructure the DNS records are manually added to your subdomain.. so when you receive the administrative login to MYSUBDOMAIN.factoryfouroh.work:10000, the primary and secondary DNS servers going to show "NS1.MYSUBDOMAIN.factoryfouroh.work" and "NS2" for the same.. your email server is going to be "mail" pointing to the same.. your "www" and other standard hosts going to point to the same.. Your Lets-encrypt certs and DKIM going to point to the same. ALL you see when you access your domain is going to be yours, and it is going to be ONLY yours. Those are not going to be shared with anyone, and when you decide to move those resources going to move with you to your new host.
The MAIN and most important reason for this is to make sure your infrastructure is 100% validated, and it keeps validating. Any resource on the internet might be compromised - but a resource validated to the latest standards have a much better chance against attackers and configuration mistakes. The next important reason for this is to be able to provide you with the BIND zone file, so you may have all your infrastructure information anytime you decide to move your hosting. Moving your project is also our primary purpose, to help you grow beyond what we are able to provide.
You may get a $5.00 VPS or a $10 shared hosting anywhere anytime - if you know what you are doing you could make that work for your purpose. If you are in need of a generic web hosting account there are plenty out there. Factory 4.0 Open Initiative does not sell, rent or any way provision DNS and other services. We maintain our infrastructure and services to provide our sponsors and participants with a 100% controlled technology stack, thus reducing support and maintenance requirement via familiarity.
While we design and evolve the Factory 4.0 Open Initiative we exchange functionality and capacity for simplicity and security. We love the idea of a web where nothing seems to chance for years, for decades. We design and evolve by the 'ain't broke don't fix' rule, and we prefer pervasive technologies over any other. To that end maintaining full control over our DNS services is absolutely essential.