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zone file

The database in an Internet domain name system (DNS) server that contains the translations between domain names and their numeric IP addresses. A zone file is made up of "resource records," which are lines of text that define the forward lookup of domains to IP, the reverse lookup of IP to domains, as well as the names of DNS and mail servers. Records for aliases and other information are also provided (see DNS records). Zone files have a .DB file extension. See Internet domain name, DNS and reverse DNS.
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b) Create an access policy for zone files used to register third level labels to allow law enforcement, brand protection companies, and other trusted parties to monitor for abuse.
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Domain name infrastructure and data provider SnapNames(TM) will report next week in the edition of State of the Domain(TM) covering October industry activity that the zone file of addresses (the master file of all names registered under the .
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Once a domain name is locked down, nameserver and zone file information associated with a domain name can only be altered directly through a register.
Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit (New York), held that Network Solutions was entitled to immunity from antitrust liability with respect to its refusal to add new gTLDs (generic Top Level Domains) to the root zone file under the direction of the National Science Foundation.