Zone apex mapping

Zone apex mapping uses the mapping data available on the Akamai platform to reduce DNS lookup times for your websites.

With zone apex mapping, name servers resolve DNS lookup requests with the IP address of an optimal edge server. Resolving lookups in this way helps you:

  • Eliminate the CNAME chains inherent with CDN solutions
  • Reduce DNS lookup times for any website on the Akamai platform
  • Deploy Akamai acceleration solutions for records at the zone apex for which a CNAME cannot otherwise be used

You use the AKAMAICDN private resource record type to configure zone apex mapping.