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Constellix DNS Releases New White Paper

August 18, 2015
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GeoIP services in Constellix

Constellix DNS was just announced a few weeks ago, but has already revealed itself to provide the deepest levels of granularity when it comes to Geo-DNS routing. Constellix makes this feat possible through the use of their proprietary GeoIP Services, as explained by Constellix engineers in the newly released Geo IP Services white paper.


GeoIP services have become the cornerstone of the achieving the fastest resolution speeds. Configured with GeoFilters and GeoProximity rules, these rules take GeoIP to the next level by allowing clients’ content to be specified by location. In Constellix DNS’s GeoIP white paper, our engineers discuss how GeoIP services and GeoFilters work, how they optimize content for the modern online market, and finally how these services create the most accurate Geo-DNS experience.

The white paper is available for free here, to help you learn more about how GeoIP services can optimize your content for SEO, increase your website’s scalability, all within a fully customizable interface.

The study first investigates how GeoIP services operate. Simply put, GeoIP pushes clients’ content all over the world at different IP addresses per region or location. When a user is searching for a client’s website, the query will be sent to a nearby name server, which then redirects the query to the relatively closest IP address for the desired website. This process allows Constellix DNS to bring client’s content as close as possible to users, decreasing resolution times, and nearly eliminating latency.

“Geo-DNS has proven itself to be the most efficient DNS on the market, this is because GeoIP services don’t require a protocol level redirect,” according to lead developer Anteneh Nurlien. “Rather, clients experience no appreciable delay because they’re immediately being sent to their desired location with no rerouting.” Nurlien is one of many Constellix engineers who provide their insight in this study. The process a query takes when using GeoIP routing is further explained in the white paper, along with easy to interpret graphics that trace the path of a query when using GeoIP services.

GeoIP and Global Traffic Director

Engineers also discuss how GeoIP services are integrated with the Global Traffic Director, a long standing proprietary platform used by DNS Made Easy for over a decade. Together, these two features overcome each other’s short-comings, creating a product that can detect abnormalities and is fully customizable for your team’s needs. GeoIP services are also configured using GeoFilters which allow client’s to decide how their users will access their site on a geographic basis. These filters have a variety of uses such as filtering content based on language, orientation, or even using a different version of the site to see what customers prefer. GeoFilters can also be configured to exclude certain users using an NX domain.

All these features and more including more specific GeoFilters and GeoProximity rules, integration and more are discussed within the white paper. All Constellix DNS white papers are free with no obligation to reveal personal information beforehand. “Our technology needs to be readily available and easy to understand for IT pros and end users alike,” according to President of Constellix Steven Job. The white paper is current available for free HERE.

About Constellix

Constellix is a subsidiary of Tiggee LLC, the creators of DNS Made Easy, and the world leader in providing global IP Anycast enterprise DNS services. Using Constellix Sonar, users can monitor their online infrastructure performance, troubleshoot issues, and resolve problems with a Cloud-based Traffic Management Suite. The only Traffic Management Service of its kind that helps fuel end-user experiences to incomparable levels.

Constellix DNS features maximum DNS speeds and industry topping layers of redundancy. Built upon DNS Made Easy’s industry leading 13 year 100% uptime record, Constellix DNS builds on a proud history of reliability and is the preferred DNS hosting choice for companies big or small.

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