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Configure GTD For a Domain

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 going to in the US EAST region the rest of the world to resolve East coast US querying clients are sent to while the rest of the US and other worldwide querying clients are sent to 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 in US EAST. Click Submit.

7. Define Default Record

  • Now we will define a DEFAULT record for Add a new record for that points to a web server at
  • Click Submit. Now all traffic will be sent to while traffic from US EAST will get to

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.

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