Domain Name System Service Application Programming Interface

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Author Töma Gavrichenkov 
Last updated 2018-09-06 (latest revision 2018-03-05)
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Managed DNS services are widely used to maintain DNS zones. Virtually all of them have an API of some sort, in most cases an XML- RPC or JSON-RPC API, while most of them lack the support of zone transfers. The latter is unlikely to change any time soon due to the reasons outlined below. This document describes a protocol, a common denominator of existing API protocols, that both a service provider and its customer can use to exchange information about DNS zones and policies.


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