Templates

Your time is valuable, so why waste it? We designed Templates to cut down on the time it takes to group and configure your domains.

When you use a template, you can apply your domain configurations to multiple records at once. You can either group your records while you're creating a domain or at a later time.

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When you're creating a template, you can link a group of records to a group of domains. Later, when you make changes to individual records in the template, any groups you've applied the template to will also be changed.


Learn How to Set Up Templates

Bulk Search and Edit

Search for multiple domains at once and make changes in bulk. Filter by:

  • Global Traffic Director enabled
  • Template applied
  • Vanity name server
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Domain Tagging

Categorize your domain properties with tags for quick retrieval and modifications.

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Account Transfer

Transfer domains between Constellix accounts including existing record configurations. Account specific configurations such as Vanity DNS, Templates, custom SOA records, Folders, ACLs and DNS Failover and Monitoring settings will not transfer with the domain. Any of these enabled features will be removed from the domain at the time it is transferred. Global Traffic Director services will only transfer with the domain if Global Traffic Director services are present on the destination account.

There is no downtime for the domain(s) during the transfer.

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Learn How to Transfer Domains

ANAME Records

Our engineers knew there had to be a better way to configure records, namely CNAME and A records. Unable to find a solution, we designed our very own ANAME records! First introduced under our sister company, DNS Made Easy, this new record type revolutionized the way DNS zones could be configured.


  • We needed a way to use records with functionality from both CNAME and A records.
  • We wanted to engineer a record that was specifically designed to work with CDNs (Content Delivery Networks).
  • We also needed these records to be able to exist with other record types.
  • These records also need to work in a Round Robin configuration.

However, RFC requirements (the rules which govern DNS management) would not allow this. To overcome these limitations, we had to create an entirely new record type. ANAME records are similar to a CNAME record, because when you create them you point your domain or hostname to a Fully Qualified Domain Name (FQDN). However, ANAME records allow you to point your domain's root to an FQDN.

Benefits

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Use ANAME as Root Record

ANAME records can point to a root record, similar to A records. They can also exist with all other record types.

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Great for CDN's

Allows for multiple dynamically updated IP addresses to be authoritative for a domain in many different locations.

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Round Robin Friendly

Multiple ANAME records can be configured with the same name, and all additional IP's will be added in a Round Robin configuration through Constellix DNS.

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Faster DNS Performance

ANAME records are instantly propagated and continuously updated dynamically using Peregrine Instant DNS updates to all of our servers around the world.

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Great for SEO

Faster DNS lookups result in faster website load times, ultimately improving SEO

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Secure

You can even configure your name server(s) as hidden masters for added security.


The Constellix Difference

In Constellix, records are answered by individual servers based on the location of each end-user. However, in DNS Made Easy, ANAME records could only be configured using GTD, which can only respond to queries on a regional basis. Because Constellix uses GeoDNS, ANAME answers are more accurate, faster, and specific to each individual point of presence.

Faster Responses

Constellix is able to answer ANAME lookups even faster, because it stores ANAME IP addresses in a temporary memory cache at every server location for up to a week. In the event an IP address is unreachable, the cached version will be served. Constellix ANAME records are also able to answer ANAME lookups and propagate changes instantly.


CAA Records

Coming Soon!


HTTP Redirection Records

HTTP Redirection Records are special in that they are a combination of an A record and an application server. This means the application server looks up the destination URL of the A record in a database.

This way you can configure your redirections without having to use special configurations on the web server.

All you have to do is map a FQDN so that the web traffic is passed to powerful application servers; and a 301, 302; or a frame masked HTTP redirection can be completed.


Record Types

Constellix DNS offers management of many different record types including:

  • A records
  • CNAME records
  • AAAA records
  • ANAME records
  • SOA records
  • NS records
  • MX records
  • TXT records
  • SPF records
  • LOC records
  • HINFO records
  • NAPTR records
  • PTR records
  • RP records
  • SRV records
  • CAA records

Learn How to Use Records

DNSSEC

Coming Soon!


Atomic Changes

One of the top user requested features has been the ability to make Atomic Changes to DNS configurations. Rather than deleting records (which is instant and permanent) and risk site availability, you can remove records and add new ones simultaneously.

Atomic changes allow you to stage all of your record changes and then execute them all at once. For example: If you need to change a record from ANAME to CNAME, Atomic Changes allow you to easily switch your record without any downtime.


Learn How to Use Records

Version Control with Rollback

Compare and revert the commit history of your domain. Each version contains an account of all record changes, and gives you the ability to create historical domain recovery. Made a mistake? Just roll-back to previous version.

Keep notes that are assigned to each committed change to keep track of your work over time. Compare up to two different commit versions side-by-side.


Sonar Integrations

Constellix is the only traffic management suite to be fully integrated with a monitoring solution. Use the reports and analytics from Sonar to make instantly propagated changes to your DNS infrastructure.

Currently available integrations are:

  • Enhanced DNS Failover
  • ITO pools (Coming Soon!)

Learn How to Integrate Sonar

Vanity DNS

Rebrand the Constellix name servers to your own name. Simply replace the root NS records and SOA record for your domain. This way your own domain name becomes the host name for your name servers, which map back to IP addresses of DNS Made Easy name servers.

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You can also rebrand secondary DNS name servers or email servers using the same strategy. Vanity DNS services are included with all accounts for free.


Learn How to Setup Vanity DNS

Vanity DNS with Dedicated IP

Coming Soon! You can also add a dedicated IP address to your Vanity DNS services. That means you get your very own assigned and dedicated IPv4 and IPv6 address for your name server.

$500 setup fee per set of name servers (non-refundable)

$100 per month per set of name servers.


Two-Factor Authentication (2FA)

Double up your security with multi factor authentication (2FA). When you log into any of the Constellix control panels (DNS, Sonar, Management, Billing) you will be prompted to enter your username, password, and authentication key. You can enable 2FA through the Management Console.


Learn How to Enable 2FA

Real-Time Statistics

Real-Time Stats (RTS) allow you to analyze your domain’s incoming query traffic in real time. Aggregate and/or filter query data by:

  • Domain
  • Resource Record
  • Location
  • Time Frame
vanity dns Learn How to Use RTS

Real-Time Logging

Coming Soon!


Sub-User Permissions

Multi-user access with the ability to specify individual permissions per domain or service (DNS and Sonar). Includes a full security audit to track the changes per user.

user management Learn How to Manage Users

Security Audit with Tracking

Full security audit history to see who made changes, from where, and when. Each user's actions are tracked with timestamp and IP address of the change.


Control Panel

Constellix DNS and Sonar are both accessible through our web-based control panels.



Mobile Apps

Manage and monitor your domains on the go through our mobile apps. Both apps are available for iOS and Android devices.

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API

Constellix's API is available to perform core functions of the Constellix web interface programmatically. You can access our API documentation here.


Secondary DNS

Secondary DNS has become increasingly popular after recent attacks on major DNS providers. This features allows you to use multiple DNS providers at once to maintain uptime. Query traffic is distributed to both providers, so two networks are authoritative for your domains. If your primary provider becomes unavailable, your query traffic will automatically be served by your secondary provider with virtually no effects to end-users. This adds an extra layer of redundancy and can ensure uptime even if one provider is downed.

Recent studies have shown that using multiple providers can actually improve DNS resolution times and improve domain performance. Resolving name servers favor whichever provider is performing better, and will deliver the majority of the query load to those name servers.

Secondary DNS can be configured multiple ways:

  • Primary / Secondary
  • Hidden Primary
  • Primary / Primary

To learn more about the different types of Secondary DNS configurations, we recommend that you watch this webinar by our sister company DNS Made Easy.

We now offer integrations with four major cloud providers to seamlessly integrate your configurations across both of your providers.


Cloud Provider Integrations

We've partnered with the top cloud DNS providers to offer our clients integrated DNS services. Instantly import your domains from another provider or use Secondary DNS to automatically update your records across both your providers. We currently offer integrations with the following providers:

  • Google Cloud DNS
  • Amazon Route 53
  • Microsoft Azure
  • DNS Made Easy

Learn More

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