Zone transfer: What is it and how does it work?

Today we will talk about zone transfer. First, we will explain its purpose and how it functions. Then we will explore what a zone file is, and for the final note, we will see the zone transfer vulnerability’s effects. So, let’s start.

Zone transfer: Definition

Duplicating DNS records from the Master DNS zone to the Backup DNS zone is the procedure known as zone transfer. This gives you the option to duplicate your DNS records on various alternative name servers. You will have higher availability as a result of finishing the transfer if one of the name servers fails. Additionally, faster DNS resolution will be advantageous if you run a worldwide website with users from all over the world and numerous presence locations (PoPs).

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TXT record – Definition and details

Today we will explore the TXT record. It is an exciting and helpful DNS record type. So, first, we will define its purpose and then move to the importance of implementing it. And the final stage of our article is to review what the TXT record looks like (its structure). So, without further ado, let’s get down to business.

Definition of TXT record

A TXT record is a DNS record that exposes text data to sources outside of your domain. Many TXT records can be found in a top-level domain name. Human-readable facts on servers, networks, databases, and other IT information are frequent in TXT records. Sender Policy Framework (SPF), DomainKeys (DK), and DomainKeys Identified E-mail (DKIM) are some of the applications for TXT records.

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Dig command – the best tool for testing your DNS

Dig command – What is it?

Domain information groper is the full name of the Dig command that is a simple built-in command used for various DNS probing. One of the main advantages it has it’s that you can use it on most Linux distros and any macOS computer. The Dig command allows you to perform quick checks of your DNS in a very simple way. For instance, you can view a specific DNS record or check a name server. You just have to open the Terminal app on your device. It has a command-line interface (CLI), which shows you all of the needed data in its output.

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Most commonly used DNS record types [Full List]

There are many DNS record types. Of course, some of them are not applied so frequently. But, on the other hand, several DNS record types are essential for almost every DNS zone. So, let’s check out which they are and what their purpose is!

SOA record 

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