LoneSync DX Anycast DNS

Digital. Xperience. Edge Network.

Edge Network

Smart Routing with redundancy to keep your services online.

DDoS Protection

Distributed Denial of Service automatic protection is baked-in.

Branded DNS

Personalized to match branding across services (me@mybrand…).

1-on-1 Advisor

Your partner to connect and manage custom domain services.

DX Anycast DNS Overview

DX Anycast DNS provides additional layers of protection and redundancy for your custom services.

DNS(Domain Name Servers) is that critical layer providing connections from your domain to custom services, with built-in health checks and redundancy your services run smooth and adapt to change without interruption.

Anycast network routes requests closer to the user requesting your services(ie, website..), reducing latency and making for a quicker and smoother experience. Network interconnects with edge access points globally, providing smart routing and fault tolerance, as a failed node is automatically routed to the nearest edge.

LoneSync DNS A Record Setup

LoneSync Name Servers

Prior to updating to LoneSync, reach out to make sure your domain is ready.

Option to view and manage DNS records.

to your Dashboard and select DNS Plan.

Proceed to records and edit according to the service being connected.

DNS records of ‘yourdomain..’ will be shown vs example here ‘lonesync.com’.

Once all records have been added and verified, changing name servers will transition with no downtime. Keep prior DNS servers active for approx. 48-hours after the change. This assures all external DNS servers have updated their records and are now using your new name servers.

Enter these four name servers when using LoneSync DNS

– ns 1.lonesync.com

– ns2.lonesync.com

– ns3.lonesync.com

– ns4.lonesync.com

DNS Record Types

LoneSync DNS Records MX Setup

Different types of Records point to different services, such as MX(Mail Exchanger) points to mail server.

Here is a list of available records on LoneSync Managed DNS.

A record – points your domain to the IPv4 of your website, app and or other service.

AAAA record – points your domain to the IPv6 of your website, app and or other service.

ALIAS record – points your domain to the hostname of a website, app or other service. Similar to CNAME however can be used for root (yourbrand….) vs only on (www.yourbrand….) and resolves to the underlying IP vs hostname. Very useful for IP’s that can change when a service is moved, IP will update automatically.

CNAME record – points your domain to the hostname of your website, app and or other service. Here instead of pointing directly to the IP, this points to a hostname which then resolves to an IP location. Benefit here is that if the IP changes this record follows that change with no intervention required.

CAA record – Certificate Authority Authorization restricts Certificate registration for added protection.

DS record – Delegation Signer secures DNSSEC Delegations.

MX record – points your domain to the Mail Server for receiving email, also called the Mail Exchanger record.

TXT record – is used for a number of domain verification methods, such as SPF, DMARC and DKIM.

NS record – points the domain to DNS servers used and therefore resolving all record types for your domain.

RP record – shows the administrators mailbox for a particular hostname.

SOA record – points to the Start of Authority for your Domain. Contains a name server along with global parameters of the domain setup.

SRV record – points to servers for various services relating to apps such as chat, online meeting and so on.

TLSA record – points to the Associated TLS(Transport Layer of Security) Certificates of a Domain.

NAPTR record – maps servers and addresses in SIP based telephony setups.

PTR record – points to the reverse hostname of the IP, typically used for reverse lookup on mail servers.

WR record – Web Redirect points to another website, such as redirecting from one area to another.

DX Anycast DNS FAQ’s

Can I use my current domain?

Yes – DNS can be used with any current and new domain.

Can you manage dns records on my behalf?

Yes – this is a fully managed service taking care of connecting your domain services for you.

Do you provide advising / consulting for custom services?

Yes – the goal is to use your domain with custom services everywhere, from your branded email (me@mybrand…) through to website (www.mybrand…) and others. If there is a service you want to use your domain on and wondering if it’s possible or other options, reach out anytime.

Consulting / Advising options are available on a per-task or project scenario. These services are available within Digital Solution Insight, view more details here.

Is there an option to view or self-manage some records?

Yes – DNS service is available with your account, where you can view all current records and edit at anytime as well. Certainly take care when editing records to assure your services continue to run smooth, reach out anytime to help plan any changes.

Can a Plan be upgraded at anytime later?

Yes – upgrading is seamless and can be completed at anytime.

Is there an option to self-cancel?

Yes – Cancelling Managed DNS can be done within your account, either using ‘Sign-in’ in upper navigation or here. This will stop recurring subscription and terminate service at end of current renewal period. There is no fee for cancellation and no refund, planning cancellation to your current subscription helps to use up remaining credit.

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