Global Traffic Director

What is the Global Traffic Director?

GTD uses region-specific rules to answer queries in the originating region. GTD, also known as geo-load balancing, is used to optimize traffic flow and query resolution accuracy.

Technically speaking, GTD segments query traffic into five different regions. These queries are answered by nameservers in their current/originating region.

GTD was designed for users that have region-specific systems. For example, you would use GTD if you had a server in Europe that you want only European traffic to be routed to. You can also use GTD in tandem with DNS Failover to automatically route traffic around regional outages.

Available in:

North America East

North America West




South America

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Improve Accuracy

GTD corrects wrong resolution errors caused by IP allocation.

Speed Boost

Queries are answered locally, improving resolution times and accuracy.


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$660 / year

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1 GTD Domain Included

Additional GTD domains can be purchased for

$540 / year

or $45 / month

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