Today, we will explain the definition behind the Primary DNS zone and why it is one of the most crucial components when administering your domain name. So let’s dissect it and provide some further context.
What is the DNS zone concept?
As previously mentioned, the DNS zone is a straightforward text file containing all of the domain’s DNS records. Consequently, another term for this file is a zone file. DNS records exist for each domain name (A record, SOA record, MX record, etc.). To maintain the integrity of these DNS records, the Domain Name System zone was established. Zones in the Domain Name System are where all DNS records for a specific zone are kept. They are there so that the administration of the entire system can become more decentralized and practical. Each DNS zone is under the management of a different domain name system administrator. For instance, when you purchase a domain name, you can acquire the authority to manage its zones.