Dyn’s Advanced Traffic Management products, including Traffic Director, provide the ability to control DNS responses on a granular/customized geographical ruleset. Part of the rulesets will be the identification of the global regions, countries, or states and provinces that use a specific DNS server group.


You can reference this video on how to set up Traffic Director or follow the direction below.

For a list of the granular/customized geographical rule set options, see Predefined Geographic Groups.

Note: Enabling some Dyn Managed DNS features may affect your monthly billing. Please check the terms and conditions of your contract before enabling any new Services.
Warning: Making changes to any one Traffic Director object with multiple sessions, either via the API or GUI, may cause unexpected behavior. This unexpected behavior could result in unintentional service changes or the inability to propagate new zone changes.

In order for monitoring to occur on your account, please make sure the IP addresses included here (https://manage.dynect.net/help/agents.html) can reach all your network endpoints. The web page requires you to log on to Dyn’s Managed DNS.

Click one of the following links for instructions on adding/removing/configuring Traffic Director on your account.

Adding Traffic Director

1.  Click Overview or Manage DNS. Main menu bar
2.  Click Manage in the far right column for the zone you want to change.
3.  Click Simple Editor on the menu bar. Simple Editor Menu
4.  Click the Records tab. Records View
5.  Scroll to the Services heading. Services header
6.  Select Traffic Director from the Add a New Service drop-down list to add a Traffic Director service to this zone. Add New Traffic Director Service Menu
7.  Select an existing Traffic Director Service from the list.

— OR —

Proceed to step 8 to create a new Traffic Director Service.

Select Traffic Director Link
8.  Scroll to the bottom of the screen to find Create a new Traffic Director Service. Create Traffic Director Service
9.  Enter a Label for the service.

Note: The following special characters are not allowed in the Traffic Director Service Label field: * < > % /
Note: A Traffic Director Service Label may not start with a special character (Example: .special_td).
GeoMon Label
10.  Click the Link Service button if you chose an existing Traffic Director in step 7.
— OR —Click the Create Service button if you chose to create a new Traffic Director service.

Link Service Button

GeoMon Create Service

11.  Configure Traffic Director. Click Manage and Configure Traffic Director to access the instructions for configuring Traffic Director.

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Deleting Traffic Director

1.  Select Traffic Director from the Add-Ons menu. Add-Ons menu
2.  Find the Traffic Director service to remove in the Traffic Director table. Traffic_Director_Svcs
3.  Click Delete in the Actions column of the table. GeoMon Actions Delete
4.  Confirm your choice by clicking Delete . GeoMon Confirm Delete

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