New to Bind (W2k)

Danny Mayer mayer at
Wed Dec 11 01:15:19 UTC 2002

At 03:58 AM 12/10/02, wsjb78 wrote:
>Hello Danny,
>I try actually to accomplish the following:
>I thought I could download all .com / .net / .org / .biz domains and 
>according IP address when installing a DNS server.

You can't. That's not how DNS works. Neither the root servers nor the TLD
servers allow zone transfers and won't in the future.

>I'd like to have this data so that I can setup a database that will record 
>those daily fluctuations. How many domains (and according TLD) each day 
>get registered and also how many what what TLDs expire each day

That is really something that companies like NSI who manages the .com domain
worry about. You can always ask them for stats if you have a need that feel
is legitimate.

>Would you know of anyway how to download all these domains and get a daily 
>report which ones are newly added and deleted?

You can't as I said above.

Please copy the newsgroup on these questions. Other people can answer
these questions at least as well if not better than I can. I also strongly
suggest you go out and buy Cricket Liu's DNS and BIND 4th edition book
so you can understand how things work.



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