Rage4 DNS - How to: GeoDNS

In this tutorial we will show you how to setup and use GeoDNS.

The GeoDNS allows you to route traffic to specific servers using geographical informations 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 on the lists of global and US/Canada regions). Our servers analyze client's IP address related informations and returns best matching records;
closest server first mode - our servers calculates geographical distance between client and servers and returns the closest records.

Important! Remember to use very low TTL (between 1  and 5 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 new A record.

1. Click "New record" on the header of 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 value between 1 and 10 seconds



5. Expand the "GeoDNS configuration" section



6. Pick desired geo-region from "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 new A record.

1. Click "New record" on the header of 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 value between 1 and 10 seconds



5. Expand the "GeoDNS configuration" section



6. Pick the "Common First Closest Server" value from "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 override by our system



9. Click "Save"

Repeat the steps for other records

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