Rage4 DNS - How to: GeoDNS

In this tutorial, we will show you how to set up and use GeoDNS.

The GeoDNS allows you to route traffic to specific servers using geographical information related to both server and client. Customers can pick one of two modes:
geo-region mode - the World is divided into nested geographical regions (take a look at the lists of global and US/Canada regions). Our servers analyze the client's IP address-related information and return the best matching records;
closest server first mode - our servers calculate the geographical distance between client and servers and returns the closest records.

Important! Remember to use very low TTL (between 5 and 60 seconds) otherwise your GeoDNS will not work as records will be served from public DNS servers!

The geo-region based setup


The geo-region-based mode is available for A, AAAA, and CNAME records. In this example, we will create a new A record.

1. Click "New record" on the header of the A records section of your domain manager



2. Fill the "Record name" (remember to put full record name including the domain name)



3. Fill the "Record value" with your desired IP address



4. Set the "Time to live" with a value between 1 and 10 seconds



5. Expand the "GeoDNS configuration" section



6. Pick the desired geo-region from the "GeoDNS region/mode" list



7. Click "Save"

Repeat the steps for other records and geo-regions.

The closest server first setup


The geo-region based mode is available for A and AAAA records. In this example, we will create a new A record.

1. Click "New record" on the header of the A records section of your domain manager



2. Fill the "Record name" (remember to put full record name including domain name!)



3. Fill the "Record value" with your desired IP address



4. Set the "Time to live" with a value between 1 and 10 seconds



5. Expand the "GeoDNS configuration" section



6. Pick the "Common First Closest Server" value from the "GeoDNS region/mode" list



7A. Fill the "GeoDNS latitude" and "GeoDNS longitude" with correct geographical coordinates



7B. Use "Type to find location" to auto full the geographical coordinates



8. Check the "GeoDNS coordinates locked" so they won't be overridden by our system



9. Click "Save"

Repeat the steps for other records

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