The Global Traffic Director gives clients the ability to geographically respond to queries differently based on region.
GTD is useful if you have multiple different servers located around the world and you want to direct your traffic to the closest server. For example, you can want traffic for Mondaydemo1.com going to 18.104.22.168 in the US EAST region the rest of the world to resolve 22.214.171.124. East coast US querying clients are sent to 126.96.36.199 while the rest of the US and other worldwide querying clients are sent to 188.8.131.52. This is what we will configure below for your domain.
2. Select your Domain
Select a domain from the either the “Recently Updated Domains” box, or start typing the domain name in the textbox on the “Select Domain” tab.
3. Click the Settings tab
4. Enable GTD
Click the Global Traffic Director checkbox, Click Save.
5. Select Records tab
Now you can begin to define region-specific records within your domain, select the Records tab.
6. Add A Record
Click the plus sign (+) under a record type to add a new GTD region-specific record. We will add an A record that points to a web server at 184.108.40.206 in US EAST. Click Submit.
7. Define Default Record
- Now we will define a DEFAULT record for Add a new record for example.com that points to a web server at 220.127.116.11.
- Click Submit. Now all traffic will be sent to 18.104.22.168 while traffic from US EAST will get to 22.214.171.124.
IMPORTANT: If you do not define a record for each of the 5 regions, you MUST define a DEFAULT record. Otherwise, traffic for any undefined region will not be answered.