Zone Files

A Domain Name System (DNS) zone file is a text file that describes a DNS zone. A DNS zone is a subset, often a single domain, of the hierarchical domain name structure of the DNS. The zone file contains mappings between domain names and IP addresses and other resources, organized in the form of text representations of resource records (RR). A zone file may be either a DNS master file, authoritatively describing a zone, or it may be used to list the contents of a DNS cache.
Posts about Zone Files
  • At least one in 10 new gTLDs are shrinking

    … domains and annual shrinkage of 7,487. The mean shrinkage over the year was 983 domains per gTLD. Over the quarter it was 1,025. Over the month it was 400. Sixteen of the 35 domains belong to Donuts, which is perhaps to be expected given that it has the largest stable and was the most aggressive early mover. Of its first batch of seven domains…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 11 readers -
  • .london launch day biggest yet for new gTLDs, but did it miss targets?

    … Dot London Domains’ .london had just shy of 35,000 domains in its zone file this morning, after its first partial day of general availability. That’s an addition of 12,421 domains over yesterday’s number, making .london the 11th most-registered new gTLD. This makes .london — which in my opinion has had one of the best launch marketing campaigns…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 4 readers -
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