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
    • Zone file access is crap, security panel confirms

      ICANN’s Centralized Zone Data Service has some serious shortcomings and needs an overhaul, according to the Security and Stability Advisory Committee. The panel of DNS security experts has confirmed what CZDS subscribers, including your humble correspondent, have known since 2014 — the system had a major design flaw baked in from day one for no readily apparent reason.

      Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 13 readers -
  • At least one in 10 new gTLDs are shrinking

    … seen second-year renewal rates of 72%, which were higher than the first year. “That indicates that there’s more steadiness in the registration base today than there was when first-year renewals were due,” he said. Tweet Tagged: di pro, donuts, growth, ICANN, new gTLDs, zone files …

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 15 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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