"A DNS zone is a portion of a domain name space using the Domain Name System (DNS) for which administrative responsibility has been delegated." (From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)

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DNS zone names level restrictions

I'm researching a topic, but can't find any info about it, so I decided to ask here. I read 2 RFCs, but didn't saw anything about that. I presume there is non, but I need to be sure. Is there a ...
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Why is my NS record ns.mysite.com.mysite.com?

I ran this command # dig mysite.com @localhost The result was the below and my zone file is below that. Why is the AUTHORITY SECTION ns.mysite.com.mysite.com? Instead of ns.mysite.com? Another ...
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Master DNS server doesn't serve the clients

Until yesterday I had a dedicated server with 2 IPs and Plesk. The NS, NS2 is running on same server, I'm using Plesk to add the domain records. Everything I worked great. Yesterday I had to buy an ...
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bind9/dig doesn't appear to know my name server

When I write dig site.com I get two answers. dig site.com @localhost gives me 0. I'm confused as to why. When I execute service bind9 restart I don't get an error. I'm pretty confused why this is ...
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Setting up local DNS cache? [on hold]

The currently available DNS servers for our business (in Indonesia) are extremely slow and seem to take a very long time to update new entries. We run Ubuntu servers (14.04) in my company, and ...
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Sync DNS zones on a Standalone DNS server from a AD integrated zone

I need to install DNS services on a Server [which is a part of a domain but not a Domain Controller]. I have around 12 Domain Controllers which have DNS roles installed on them and they have around 25 ...
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Zone File to Reverse DNS? [closed]

I'm trying to find out my reverse DNS IP so that I can get my mail ports forwarded on TransIP.co.uk but I'm not entirely sure what it is. So far I've managed to generate a 'Zone file'? What do I do ...
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How to set up internal dns to copy public dns plus additional entries?

I have a windows domain example.com and a public domain of the same name. How do I set up my company DNS to resolve all the subdomains like the public DNS does, and more? Do I have to copy the entries ...
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How can I manage all of my domains with minimal configuration?

This is a Canonical Question about DNS server administration. I have one hundred or so domains. All of these domains need to be configured identically, but it seems like a huge waste of time to ...
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How to setup dns server to return soa-record to any query? [closed]

I have configured dnsmasq so that it responds to any A-record request with always one ip address. Now I need to keep the same dnsmasq responded the same way to SOA-record queries. How can I get this? ...
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dnssec-signzone error 'not at top of zone' for a hosted domain

$TTL 86400 $ORIGIN yoda.domain2.com. @ 1D IN SOA yoda.domain2.com. admin.domain.com. ( 2015021601 ; Serial yyyymmddnn 3h ; ...
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Bind and redirection of clients

Is there any possibility to suggest clients to use a different DNS server to resolve particular domain names? For bind not just forward the query to this server, get the response and serve it to the ...
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Bind DNS Problems

I have setup a Bind DNS server for my website winpack.cf but it seems that something goes wrong: mxtoolbox shows "Lookup failed after 2 name servers timed out or responded non-authoritatively"... I ...
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What is the minimal possible bind configuration that works?

I have been trying to make bind work on Fedora 21, and haven't succeeded doing it. I read a few tutorials which basically instructed me to create a zone for my domain and an inverse mapper, then ...
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How does a client get the zone file?

I understand the role of a NS record, but what I don't understand is how a client (e.g. my computer) get the NS record in the first place? Please help me fill in the gap: I want abc.com I ask ??? ...
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Setting up two Bind9 DNS Servers on LAN with one serving a particular zone and the other hinting to it

I have set up a Bind9 DNS to serve names on a local netword 172.16.0.0/16. This Bind9 DNS service works fine and resides on 172.16.0.4. It serves names in the domain "mydomain.mak" correctly to all ...
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What does a domain registrar do? [closed]

What does a domain registrar actually do? As in, do they facilitate you registering your domain name with the registry? Do they host your domain? I downloaded a couple of top-level-domain zones, ...
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bind “can't find example: SERVFAIL”

I'm trying to setup a dns server on my LAN because my router doesn't support nat reflection and I have virtualhosts which require a domain (can't be reached by IP address) running on apache. I'm not ...
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bind zone file setup for dns round robin

I would like to set up load balancing for my website using DNS round robin. My DNS is managed by my own CentOS 6 server running bind. I added the following into my zone file: @ ...
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Adding a zone from a file via dnscmd - Microsoft DNS

I am trying to add a file backed zone on microsoft dns via dnscmd. I have a zone file in c drive, c:\Windows\zones\test.com.dns Upon entering the command, dnscmd /zoneadd test.com /primary /file ...
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Would it be good idea to share DNS zone files via NFS?

Any expert advice on Bind DNS zone file transfer (master->slave) via NFS? Are there any drawbacks for not using Bind's zone transfer feature? Thanks a lot!
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DNS Zones: criteria to create new zone delegations

If I'm not wrong, within a domain name a company owns, their administrators have complete freedom to create as many cuts (zone delegations) inside the domain tree as he wants, but, inside his own ...
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DNS zone servicing concepts

Currently I am working out some concepts about how DNS works and am running into a question I can't easily find an answer to on the internet. I am looking for an answer based on a set of questions ...
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bind9 reverse zone dns config error - CNAME

i am trying to set up a reverse zone for my bind dns server, under the subnet 192.168.0.65/29 my zone datafile looks like this: @ IN SOA server.example.com. server.example.com. ...
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My reverse zone doesn't work

I'm trying to configure my reverse zones on Centos server. I've read many articles and it looks like I'm doing everything right and don't know what to check or fix next. The following is a part of my ...
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dns zone configuration incorrect

i'm trying to ping mail.example.com but failed. base on my below zone configuration. Did I configure anything wrong? $TTL 604800 ; 1 week @ IN SOA serverad.example.com. root.example.com. ( ...
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How can I get bind to return the same dns answer as DNSMASQ returns?

As Dnsmasq does not support Views, I have installed and configured bind9. Everything works, however I am noticing on a specific entry that my bind server is not returning the same answer/response as ...
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How to add “@” A HOST record in PowerDNS?

In a typical web host's online ZONE editor, you'd refer to your primary IP Address as @ and refer the www CNAME to that primary @ A HOST. I am trying to set up my own MySQL backend PowerDNS server ...
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Is it acceptable (or possible) to use an IP Address as a nameserver entry for a domain name? [duplicate]

I am attempting to use bind9 on my linux VPS to "host" the zone files for my domain name. My confusion is that my VPS's hostname is that domain name. If a client were to look up ns1.mydomain.com and ...
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NS list does not match list from parent zone

I'm attempting to figure out an error message that I got from dnsstuff.com when examining my DNS records. The error reads as follows. NS list does not match list from parent zone. This should be ...
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A Week after changing nameservers most users are still getting old site

I changed the nameservers for our client 7 days ago - their domain registrar is doteasy.com and I've spoken with them several times over the last few days. I understand that nameservers need to ...
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Setting up WHM nameservers

I am new to server administration and I've just got a dedicated root server from Hetzner. First I set up in Hetzner's robot DNS entries Registered nameservers: ns1.raybear.com 88.198.32.57 ...
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How do I install and use the cli53 tools on Windows?

I'm trying to find the simplest way to import a large number of BIND zone files in to Route 53. I've had a quick look at the AWS CLI and AWS Tools for Windows PowerShell but they don't seem to include ...
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No SOA record — what are the implications?

I was investigating a bunch of spam domains, and none of them have an SOA record. I have never seen this before -- I didn't even know it was possible. How can DNS work without an SOA record? If it ...
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Should engineering have its own DNS zone, delegate, or subdomain?

We have our organization's primary domain (with AD) example.com. In the past, previous admins have created several other zones - such as dmn.com, lab.example.com, dmn-geo.com etc - as well as ...
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PTR record created, but not found

We are a small ISP, using linux DNS servers. Recently a client has asked us to create a rDNS zone for a specific IP address, which is used for a mail server. They keep getting message failures for ...
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DNS referral / delegation: which DNS is responsible; How to delegate the right way?

Introduction I bought the domain earechnung.at with Hetzner and am using my webspace at All-Inkl. I want to use the nameservers of my webhost (All-Inkl). Zonefiles and Nameservers As I registered ...
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What is the syntax of email address with a dot behind it? in DNS zone file, SOA rr

How i can use a email address with a dot in behind. For example at bellow, email address is hostmaster@example.com, How to use host.master@example.com ? example.com. IN SOA ns.example.com. ...
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domain not accessable without www prefix

I configured bind nameserver for my domain on a VPS with a zone file like this: $TTL 604800 @ IN SOA mydomain.com. root.mydomain.com. ( 5 ; Serial 604800 ...
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SPF Check Failing Because Yahoo and Hotmail Looking for Zone File For Hostname

I have set up an SPF record that passes gmail's SPF record check, but not hotmail, yahoo, port25.com, isnotspam.com, or openspf.net. I believe the SPF record is properly set up for my domain, ...
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MX lookup failed

This is a part of my dns-zone file: ;; MX Records mx.domain.de. 300 IN MX 1 direct.domain.de. ;; CNAME Records www.domain.de. 300 IN CNAME domain.de. mail.domain.de. 300 IN CNAME ...
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Using a cname for root/apex DNS zone loses MX records

DNS is hosted with Media Temple - I mentioning this only because I am curious if my logic is wrong or if this is specific to the way the Media Temple front end is translating input from the edit form ...
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Can't get Answer for A Records of my Domain from dig Command

I've been trying to solve my DNS-BIND problem for two days, but still no luck. I'm really a novice in DNS configuration. This is my record file: $ttl 38400 $ORIGIN example.ir. @ IN SOA ...
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How to handle multiple DNS servers efficently?

I've recently added more BIND9 DNS servers to my network, and the work of adding each zone/domain i want the slave nodes to be a slave to is becoming far too repetitive, not to mention that having ...
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A shortcut for IP address in the DNS zone config file

A question about DNS zone files syntax (not sure if it's correct term here). For my dedicated server I have the following zone file right now: $TTL 86400 @ IN SOA ns1.first-ns.de. ...
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What do values in SOA record affect?

I am complete newbie in DNS world and I am moving our office subnet to another domain. Our DNS is using PowerDNS solution with MySQL backend. I am unsure whether the SOA record for our domain is ...
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In Zone file terms, how is a subdomain represented?

I am trying to add a subdomain to my zone file but I'm not sure how to add it. Should I use sub.domain.com A 1.0.0.1 or sub A domain.com or sub C 1.0.0.1? I know this is a very newbie question but I ...
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redirect emails from one domain to another

i have 2 domains. domain.com and domain.org all my emails are at domain.org so i have user1@domain.org user2@domain.org etc... i want that if some have a mistake and he sends email to ...
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DNS forwarder and zone transfer to the same servers

I have a bind server running which is authoritative for one domain say ab.dc.example.com and it is a forward only dns server. It will forward all requests other than ab.dc.example.com to a set of ...
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How to change SOA Record in Godaddy

We have changed our NS records (from Godaddy to AWS) about 48h ago in Godaddy. The NS records have changed, but the SOA record is still pointing the old Godaddy NS. How can i change it? ; SOA ...