Have you ever wanted to check your DNS server mapping to verify recently-pushed changes are routing your users to the correct destination? In this article, we’ll take a look at how to do exactly that. But first, if you’re new to DNS concepts, it’s worth reading our in-depth DNS monitoring guide to familiarize yourself with all of the components that make up and interact with the DNS.
Why DNS Mapping Matters
As a quick reminder, DNS server mapping is important for your end users because inaccurate user-to-server mapping can greatly impact their digital experience, presenting as “slowness.” Resolution times are affected by the distance between an end user and the DNS server assigned to them. A user in Boston, for example, should not be assigned to a DNS server in Los Angeles.