DNS Management

Avoid downtime and improve performance
with real-time traffic routing.

DNS is no longer a simple point and click domain management service. It has evolved into a critical optimization tool for network administrators and DevOps alike.

At Constellix, we augment our managed DNS services with built-in network monitoring, health checks, performance monitoring, and query analytics. We ingest data from these sources and use it to optimize how traffic flows to your cloud services, data centers, and CDN services.

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Enterprise DNS

If your organization needs enhanced DNS solutions, a Constellix expert can help create a one-of-a-kind strategy to optimize your domains and keep them online.

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Fast and Secure DNS Management at the Edge

How is all this possible? We were engineered differently. Our team of industry veterans designed our service from the ground up to handle the edge cases and complex configurations that other providers aren’t equipped to manage. We specialize in multi-cloud and multi-CDN optimization, using cutting-edge techniques like Real-User Monitoring (RUM) to deliver the best possible experience every time. Constellix fits seamlessly into your stack, whether you prefer programmatic implementations or point and click domain management. Nothing to install, just pure 100% IaaS.

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DNS Routing Policies

We use a combination of custom routing rules and monitoring services to dynamically guide your users to your best performing resources.

Powered by machine learning and real-time data.

Easily create unique routing logic based on the availability, latency, or location of your resources, or use information about your end-users, such as location or network, to automatically route them to different resources.

✓ Multi-value (weighted and even)
✓ Multi-value with health checks
✓ Latency routing
✓ Route by location or network
✓ Regional traffic management
✓ Intelligent traffic steering

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What are DNS Zones?

A DNS zone is the part of a domain that is assigned to an organization or individual responsible for maintaining and configuring an authoritative DNS server for their domain(s). There are several DNS Zone levels, including Top level (.com, .net, etc.), second-level, and lower-level subdomains. The zone files are contained within a DNS name server, and are used by the authoritative name server to perform DNS lookups for the domain.

Different DNS Zone Levels:
Top Level
lower-level subdomains

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Primary and Secondary DNS

What is Primary DNS? A primary DNS server is the first initial point of contact for a browser that translates a human-readable hostname to an IP address. Each domain using Constellix as a Primary DNS solution is assigned a group of IP Anycast name servers. These name servers are assigned based on load and availability.

What is Secondary DNS? In a nutshell, Secondary DNS allows a brand to use name servers from multiple providers to host their DNS information. That means that at any given time both providers' name servers will be authoritative for answering incoming queries. If one provider is unable to answer queries, the other provider will answer all queries automatically.

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DNS Management Services

Constellix is the culmination of over 15 years of feature requests, plus some extra components we wanted, like domain-specific user permissions and version control.
✓ Vanity DNS
✓ Record Templates
✓ ANAME Records
✓ CAA Records
✓ Version Control with Rollback
✓ Bulk Search & Edit
✓ Domain Tagging
✓ Secondary Cloud DNS Integration
✓ Account Audit with Tracking
✓ Two Factor Authentication
✓ Advanced Search
✓ Domain-specific User Permissions
✓ Staged Changes
✓ Full Account Transfer

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DNS Record Types

DNS records are essentially instructions created by and stored on DNS servers in what is called a Zone File. These records provide important and relevant details about domains and hostnames. It might be helpful to think of them as business listings or directories. These “listings” help DNS servers direct queries to where they need to go.

A (address)  
AAAA (quad A)
CNAME (Canonical Name)

ANAME SOA (Start of Authority)
NS (name server)
MX (Mail eXchange)

TXT (text)
SRV (service)
PTR (pointer)
SPF (sender policy framework)
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Introducing Our DNS Security Platform

All the tools to safeguard your network surface from attackers and common exploits


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Anomaly Detection

Our AI will alert you when
traffic fluctuates.
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Real-Time Query Analytics

Detect early warning signs
of attacks and stop them before
your users notice.
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Easy DNS Filtering

Block unwanted traffic from
potentially malicious sources
by IP, ASN, or location.
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DNS Account Security

Your DNS is the entry point for many of your online assets. Protect it with Two-Factor Auth and account audits.
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Query Logging

Record real-time query logs to identify system misconfigurations or root cause analysis for attacks.
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SOC 2® type 2 Assessment Completed

Constellix has designed, implemented, and operated our system of controls to meet our service commitments based on the Trust Services Criteria for Security, Availability, Processing Integrity, Confidentiality and Privacy.
Frequently Asked DNS Management Questions

DNS Management FAQ'S

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