Multiprovider DNS support

Edge DNS is architected for availability, resilience, and performance. As such, it addresses redundancy concerns that might lead to interest in multiprovider authoritative DNS. Each ‚ÄčAkamai‚Äč name server cloud is backed by thousands of globally distributed servers, and each Edge DNS customer is assigned a unique set of ‚ÄčAkamai‚Äč name server delegations.

For customers who want to use multiple authoritative DNS providers, consider the following options:

  • Configure a hidden primary name server at the customer origin, and set up each DNS provider to operate in secondary mode and complete zone transfers.
  • Configure each DNS provider in primary mode, and use APIs to update zones on each provider.
  • Configure each DNS provider in primary mode, and use a third-party tool to administer the zone.
  • Use a different DNS provider as primary, and configure Edge DNS in secondary mode.

Edge DNS does not support zone transfers to other DNS providers. Using a multiprovider DNS strategy is incompatible with Edge DNS features such as sign-and-serve DNSSEC, zone apex mapping, top-level CNAME, and alias zones.