D-Zone Anycast DNS Set-up and Configuration

If you have fifteen minutes, then you have the time you need to set-up and configure D-Zone Anycast DNS. What’s more, the set-up is risk free because you can run it in parallel with your current DNS in order to evaluate the service or to troubleshoot your configuration. 

As a secondary DNS service, D-Zone is designated as authoritative for answering queries on the Internet and communicates with a primary (or "master") server in order to receive zone updates. For a typical zone, three simple, but different systems need to be configured.  

Before beginning, ensure you have access to:

1. Your corporate network resources including the firewall and name server(s)

There are several ways an organization can be running their authoritative master servers. Some keep a hidden primary server behind the firewall. Some maintain in it in the wild. Still others outsource to a DNS supplier. In all cases this primary server needs to be configured to communicate with a secondary service by allowing-notify, query, and transfer.  The firewall needs to allow communication to the D-Zone master server IP addresses. 

2. The D-Zone Anycast DNS web portal 

Using D-Zone there is a simple three step process to configure individual zones. It includes defining the zone owner, creating the name server, and adding the zone(s). 

3. Your DNS settings at your domain name registrar via their administrative console.

Most registrars provide an administrative console and online support documentation for managing your domain name settings including your authoritative DNS. 

Video Resources

Pre-configuration steps

Using the D-Zone Portal to set-up your first zones