Frequently Asked Questions

Export My Domain's Zone File Records

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Last Updated: April 3, 2017 1:54 PM

You can export your domain's zone file records to use with a third party or to archive. For example, if you want a third party to manage your DNS, you can export the zone file records from us, and then import them into the third-party system. Archiving your DNS records gives you a backup copy of them if you make a mistake while editing your DNS.

The exported data follows the BIND zone file format and RFC 1035. You must manually edit the exported data before a BIND DNS server can use it directly. These edits will differ based on the requirements of the server to which you are uploading the exported file.

  1. Log in to your COMPANY_NAME account.
  2. Next to Domains, click Manage.

You can export your domain's zone file records to use with a third party or to archive. For example, if you want a third party to manage your DNS, you can export the zone file records from us, and then import them into the third-party system. Archiving your DNS records gives you a backup copy of them if you make a mistake while editing your DNS.

The exported data follows the BIND zone file format and RFC 1035. You must manually edit the exported data before a BIND DNS server can use it directly. These edits will differ based on the requirements of the server to which you are uploading the exported file.

  1. Log in to your COMPANY_NAME account.
  2. Next to Domains, click Manage.
  3. How you export your zone file will depend on the view of your account.

    Card View

    In Card View, your account will look something like this:

    1. Select the domain name you want to use, click Text Icon (Settings) and select Manage DNS.
    2. Under Advanced Features, click on either Export Zone File (Unix) or Export Zone File (Windows):
    3. Export Zone File

    4. The system generates a ZIP file that contains the zone file records for your domain name. Save the file to your computer.

    List View

    In List View, your account will look something like this:

  4. Click the domain you want to use.
  5. On the Domains Settings page, under Additional Settings, click the Manage DNS link:
  6. Click Manage DNS link

  7. Under Advanced Features, click on either Export Zone File (Unix) or Export Zone File (Windows):
  8. Export Zone File

  9. The system generates a ZIP file that contains the zone file records for your domain name. Save the file to your computer.

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