Constellix DNS, Sonar, and DNS Analytics are accessible through our web-based control panels.
Constellix's API is available to perform core functions of the Constellix web interface programmatically. You can access our API documentation here.
Manage and monitor your domains on the go through our mobile apps. Both apps are available for iOS and Android devices.
Your time is valuable, so why waste it? We designed Templates to cut down on the time it takes to configure large groups of domains.
Create a template of records and rules (like GeoDNS or Failover) and apply it to multiple domains. Everytime you update the template, it'll automatically update all domains the template was previously applied to.
Learn How to Set Up Templates
Search for domains and records with common attributes using the Advanced Search tool.
When you create records or commit your changes, you can leave helpful notes which are searchable with this tool.
- Record Note
- Commit Note
- Domain Tags
- IP Address
- CNAME Host
- IP Filter
- Sonar Check
Bulk Search and Edit
First, use the Advanced Search tool to pull up multiple domains and records with common attributes. Then make configuration changes to all domains/records that meet your search term.
For example, say you change web servers. You can search for the IP address or hostname of that web server with Advanced Search, then use Bulk Edit to update the IP to your new web server.
You can also filter domains by:
- Global Traffic Director enabled
- Template applied
- Vanity name server
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.
Learn How to Transfer Domains
An ANAME record is like a CNAME record, but at the root level. ANAME records are most commonly used for CDN (Content Delivery Network) implementations at the root of a domain.
Constellix now supports CAA (Certificate Authority Authorization) records, which can improve the security of domains during the certification process. This record type allows the domain name holder to specify one of or more CAs (Certificate Authorities) to issue certificates for that domain, according to RFC 6844.
CAA records declare the domain owner’s preferred CA, which eliminates the risk of false CA's from issuing fake certificates. CAA records must be created before application for certificates is made. CAA records can be customized to specify wild card domains and receive emails when CAs find certificate policy violations.
Learn How to Use CAA Records
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.
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
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.
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.
Current available integrations are:
Learn How to Integrate Sonar
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.
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
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 Stats (RTS) allow you to analyze your domain’s incoming query traffic in real time. Aggregate and/or filter query data by:
- Resource Record
- Time Frame
Real-Time Logging (NEW!)
This feature allows you to see your domain's live query traffic through one of our points of presence for a minute long period. Watch queries in real time on an interactive map or in raw tabular form.
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.
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.
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