What Is DNS Server Zone?


What is DNS zone example?

A DNS zone is a portion of the DNS namespace that is managed by a specific organization or administrator. A DNS zone is an administrative space which allows for more granular control of DNS components, such as authoritative nameservers. The domain name space is a hierarchical tree, with the DNS root domain at the top.

How do I find my DNS zone?

Type NSLOOKUP and hit Enter. The default Server is set to your local DNS, the Address will be your local IP. Set the DNS Record type you wish to lookup by typing set type=## where ## is the record type, then hit Enter. You may use A, AAAA, A+AAAA, ANY, CNAME, MX, NS, PTR, SOA, or SRV as the record type.

What is a DNS primary zone?

Primary DNS Zone: A Primary DNS zone is the original Read-Write Authoritative DNS zone of portion of a DNS Namespace. When a DNS Server hosts a primary zone, that DNS Server is considered as the Authoritative DNS Server and it is the primary source for information of that zone.

How do I create a DNS zone?

To create a new DNS zone:

  • Open the DNS management console from Administrative Tools in Control Panel.
  • From the Action menu, select New Zone.
  • Click Next.
  • The Zone Type dialog box allows you to select one of three types of zone to create:
  • Now, click Next to open the Forward or Reverse Lookup Zone dialog box.