Primary / Primary DNS

Faster, Smarter, and More Accurate DNS.

A primary/primary setup means you have two providers equally authoritative for your domain. This is the most popular and widely used configuration, especially among enterprise and large-scale domains.

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Two Dedicated Nameservers

Constellix has never had an outage since it launched over 11 years ago. Even still, we support and recommend redundant DNS providers. Primary/Primary is similar to traditional Secondary DNS in that it offers protection against a single provider outage. The main difference is that your domain will have two dedicated nameservers for resolving queries. With two DNS providers, your domain will receive a performance boost and more accurate query resolutions. Another advantage to having a Primary/Primary configuration is that it often affords companies more advanced customization options via API calls.

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Secondary DNS Setup
STEP 1: Transfer

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#1 Transfer Primary / Secondary
Secondary needs your primary’s configurations.Zone info and recordsDo this is with the IXFR AXFR updatesPrimary / Primary:Manually either through API’s or both control panels

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Add NS Records
STEP 2: Add Records

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Add the appropriate NS records to your domain. Primary / Primary and Primary / Secondary:Both providers need NS records.Hidden primary:Only need NS records for the hidden primary / master provider.

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Notify Registrars
Step 3: Notify of Primary / Primary

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Through your registrar, you will need to add the lists of nameservers for both providers. #4 UpdatesYour primary DNS provider will automatically send a NOTIFY to the secondary provider, prompting them to request an AXFR/IXFR.Or if you have a primary / primary, you will need to update each provider manually.Or if you have Constellix and are using one of the four integrated cloud providers, you will enter your API key and updates will happen instantly.

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Primary Sends NOTIFY to Secondary
Step 4: Updates

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Your primary DNS provider will automatically send a NOTIFY to the secondary provider, prompting them to request an AXFR/IXFR.Or if you have a primary / primary, you will need to update each provider manually.Or if you have Constellix and are using one of the four integrated cloud providers, you will enter your API key and updates will happen instantly.

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