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Transferring to Constellix

Overview

There are five different ways to move your domains and records over to Constellix. To quickly find out which method is best for your needs, check out this helpful infographic.

Import Records

Third Party Import (API Key)

If you have API functionality from your previous provider, you can use this method to import your domain and record configurations seamlessly. Please keep in mind, this method does not migrate your services (ie: Failover, Global Traffic Director, etc).

We currently only offer this feature for DNS Made Easy, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud DNS, and Amazon Route 53 users. Once you have entered your API key, you can select all or individual domains to be migrated.

View tutorial here

Or these ones for individual providers:

New Domain Wizard

Option 1 (scan)

The wizard will scan for the most popular hostname records types (ie: mail, txt, etc). We do not recommend this method if you have complex record configurations, as it will not pick up all of the records your domain may have. 

Option 2

The wizard will guide you through four steps to add your domains, third-party services, mail servers, SPF records, and more.

View tutorial here

Import Records

This method can only be used if you have already added your domains, but need to import your records. There are 3 different ways you can import your records:

1. Import through an AXFR Transfer

Use an AXFR Transfer if you want to perform a direct zone transfer into the Constellix name servers from an external source name server.

2. Import from a Zone File

Importing from a zone file is possible if you have a text-based zone file in BIND format for your domain. We recommend this method if you have advanced configurations.

3. Import from a JSON file

Manually Add

The final method is the most straightforward and allows for the most customizability. Once you have added your domains, click on the link for your domain. You will see a screen that shows the available record types. Here you can manually add whatever records you want, apply advanced configurations, record modes, etc.

How to Add Records