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Enable GTD for a Domain

Overview

The Global Traffic Director (GTD) is a geo-load balancing technique that allows you to specify different zone files in various regions. With GTD enabled, queries are answered by servers located in the end user’s region. In Constellix, the following areas can be configured to optimize your traffic:

  • North America East
  • North America West
  • Europe
  • Asia-Pacific
  • South America
  • Oceania

Common Use Case for Using Global Traffic Director

Enabling GTD is useful when you have servers in different regions of the world that host your domain content. Response times and accuracy is improved because queries are answered by the nameserver closest to the end user’s location. 

Prerequisites

  • A domain has already been added to your Contellix account
  • Records have been created or imported for your domain

Note: We have several tutorials on creating records if you need help.


How to Enable Global Traffic Director in Constellix

1: Log in to the Constellix Dashboard

In the Constellix dashboard, select the appropriate domain from the Recently Updated Domains list or search for the domain in the top-left search bar.


Note: Options available may vary depending on the current configurations set for your domain.


3. Click Advanced Settings and Enable GTD 

After selecting your domain, you will be taken to the Records page. From here, click the green Advanced Settings button on the far right side of the screen and then choose Enable Global Traffic Director from the drop-down list.


4. Commit Changes

Once you click Enable Global Traffic Director, a brief confirmation message will appear in green, and then you will be prompted to review and apply changes.


If you need help with this step, view our Commit Changes tutorial


Note: After applying your changes, you will see tabs for each configurable region at the top of your domain’s record page. Visit our Configure GTD for a Domain tutorial if you need help with the configurations.


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