Welcome aboard! First off, thanks for choosing Constellix to help you optimize and manage your traffic. We recommend going through the following tutorials to get your account set up and learn the basics of Constellix DNS.

#1 Add Your Domain

After your account is all set up, you can log into the Constellix DNS control panel and add your domain(s). There are a few different ways to add your domains:

  1. Import Domains
  2. Manually Add Domains
  3. Domain Wizard

If you’re unsure what method that you require follow this flow chart, to assist you in making a decision.

#2 Add records

If you didn’t import or scan your records already, you can manually add them. Here is a link to a list of tutorials for each record type in our system and how to add them to your domain. 

Learn more about DNS records

#3 Commit Changes

In Constellix, once you make a change or add a record it is necessary that you commit your change to make it live. This allows you to stage your changes (like deleting and adding records simultaneously) before moving them to production.

#4 Update your registrar

This is the most important step! You need to delegate the Constellix name servers to your domain at the registrar (where you bought your domain name). To accomplish this, you would log into your domain’s registrar and replace your current name servers with the Constellix name servers. 

Note: Constellix is not a domain registrar. If you are have not purchased your domain you will have to purchase your domain from a registrar before you can use our DNS services.

Test Delegation

Before you move forward, make sure your domain is properly delegated to Constellix nameservers. You can use a dig, nslookup, or host (these are command line tools) or our free web app Sonar Lite to check delegation.

#5 Take a Tour

Now that you’ve added your domains, let’s take a quick tour of Constellix DNS and learn about the different services we offer.