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DomainMON

DomainMON allows you to use your own RIPE Atlas credits to monitor name servers of your DNS domains. It provides a means to monitor the quality of service offered by your name servers, and is powered by the same technology as DNSMON, which monitors various important DNS root and Top-Level Domain name servers.

Getting started

You can start monitoring a domain using the DomainMON wizard. This will guide you through the process of setting up monitoring for your domain. You will be guided through the following stages:

Domain

The name of your main DNS domain. This should usually be a DNS zone with a SOA record.

Name servers

The servers that you wish to monitor to see whether they are serving your domain. By default, these name servers will be automatically detected based on what is found in the NS records for your domain, but you can manually add or remove servers if you wish. By default, A records and AAAA records are used to set up seperate measurement targets for IPv4 and IPv6 where available.

Probes and Measurements

In this step, you can define exactly how you want to monitor your domain. The total daily credit cost of your measurements will be determined by the options that you choose, and is displayed dynamically in the "Costs summary" box.

Probes

You can define groups of probes to carry out your measurements from different geographical regions or countries. You may not include more than 50 probes. The number of probes that you choose here will affect the overall cost of your measurements.

Measurements

You can choose the types of measurements that will be carried out, and how often they will be executed. The more measurements that you run, or the more often that you run them, the more credits that you will spend per day.

Visualising your domain

After your DomainMON measurements have been running for a while, you will be able to visualise them in a grid. The format of this visualisation is the same as DNSMON, and you can find more information in the DNSMON user interface documentation.

Embedding the visualisation in your page

The DomainMON visualisation can be embedded in your own pages to help you to monitor your domain. This requires finding the group ID for the measurements running against your domain, and following the DNSMON embedding instructions.

  1. Find the "Group ID" by going to your domain list and choosing "Edit" next to your domain. The group ID will appear in the "Overview" section.
  2. Follow the DNSMON embedding guide, using the group ID in place of the "zone" parameter.