A major player in DNS is the IP address. It is one of the cornerstones of the internet that keeps devices connected.

IP Address Definition

We’ve all heard the term, but what is an IP address? Houses need addresses to be located and verified in order to receive mail and utility services. Websites and internet-connected devices such as computers and routers also have unique numbers that help them communicate with other online devices. The IP part of the identifier stands for Internet Protocol. This is the method by which data is sent between online devices.

IP addresses provide the identification required for devices…


A widespread internet outage has left many top websites inaccessible. At around 11:30 a.m. CST, Downdetector displayed connectivity issues for PlayStation Network, Fidelity, FedEx, Steam, AT&T, Amazon, AWS, and many more websites and online services. DNS provider, Cloudflare, was listed among the many services experiencing an outage.


Free DNS traceroute lookup tool — what is a traceroute?

Anyone in the DNS world knows there’s a lot more to the internet than meets the eye. For the end user, it appears as if they type something into a web browser-and poof-they are where they want to be. What is really going on is a series of actions between nameservers based on many different predefined rules and configurations. For domains to have that “magical” effect, DNS must be configured correctly. That is why diagnostic tools are so important in this industry. …


learn about 2fa — how to enable two factor authentication

Much of our daily lives now involve the internet. And all of this web activity often necessitates adding personal or sensitive details to online accounts. Unfortunately, this information is appealing to hackers who typically target businesses in an attempt to steal their customers’ data. While creating strong and unique passwords is good, it’s not always enough to keep information safe.

Different Types of Authentication

There are multiple ways that businesses can protect themselves and their customers from data breaches. …


Cloudflare DNS Features and Services and pricing

While DNS is our specialty, we understand that many other options are available to service your domain. Attempting to determine the differences between providers and their services can be daunting.

This blog aims to ease this process by breaking down Cloudflare’s products and services and discussing how they compare with Constellix ‘s DNS-management offerings.

What is Cloudflare DNS?

Cloudflare is a provider that offers various content delivery network services. They have established a global network and provide domain name system (DNS) management solutions designed to secure reliability for customer domains.

Cloudflare Top DNS Features

Cloudflare offers products and features that can be combined to provide a stable overall…


Once upon a time, before smartphones and Google, humans called telephone operators or used phonebooks to find the contact information for a person or business-and many by means of a corded phone with a rotary dial, no less.

DNS, the Operator of the 21st Century

Fast forward to present day. The majority of people use the internet to search for people and businesses. Of course, with the insane amount of web pages online (more than 6 billion of them), it’d be nearly impossible for human operators to handle this volume of traffic.

That’s where DNS comes in. At its core, DNS is the modern-day 411 operator or…


If you’re new to DNS or don’t work with it on a daily basis, all the acronyms and terms can make you feel like you’re looking at “Matrix” code. DNS record types are no exception. But don’t worry, you can go ahead and take the red pill. Think of us as your Morpheus. We’re here to help guide you through the complexities of the DNS world.

DNS records are essentially instructions created by and stored on DNS servers in what is called a Zone File. These records provide important and relevant details about domains and hostnames. It might be helpful…


When it comes to website performance, slow and steady never wins the race. In fact, at the rate human attention spans keep dropping, you better hope your website loads like it’s fast and furious, or you’re literally going to get left in the cyber dust, choking on your competitor’s digital fumes. If you’re okay with that, this blog is not for you-stop reading and move on to something…more your pace.

But, if you want to give your site a competitive edge, rev that brilliant mental engine of yours and get ready for the green light in three, two, one…

Try…


You may have read the title of this blog and thought to yourself, “That makes no sense. How can DNS be the MVP of Super Bowl 2021?” Aside from the fact that it hasn’t happened yet, it actually does make sense. A lot of sense.

Next to the Thanksgiving holidays and Cyber Monday, the Super Bowl generates the largest amount of online traffic each year. And with a global pandemic thrown into the mix, online activity and the demand for streaming will increase exponentially for Super Bowl 2021. In fact, last year’s Super Bowl saw a 23% increase in streaming-about…


Hi there! In this article, you’re going to learn how you can use the DNS to manage your multi-cloud implementations. We’ll be using Constellix’s very own multi-cloud management solution, that we call Traffic Steering.

Don’t want to read? Watch the video:

Traffic Steering means that whenever a user makes a query for your website, your DNS provider will dynamically update your DNS records to point to the fastest provider, in real time!

These updates are made based on data we’ve gathered from our Real-User Monitoring service.

That’s data that we’ve grabbed from actual users’ browsers. So whenever a traffic…

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