zone vs domain

Sam Wilson Sam.Wilson at
Wed Dec 2 11:40:22 UTC 2009

In article <mailman.1146.1259697520.14796.bind-users at>,
 Doug Barton <dougb at> wrote:

> gmspro wrote:
> > What's the main difference between zone and domain?
> In what context? Unfortunately both terms get used by various
> people/vendors in different ways. A little more detail is needed to
> answer your question (although if you're talking strictly DNS terms
> Chris' answer was quite detailed).

In the context of a DNS-centred newsgroup/mailing list Chris' answer was 
excellent.  Whether the original author was asking about the DNS is, of 
course, slightly open to question.  Unfortunately, as you imply,  
computing, and network related fields in particular, are full of 
multivalued terms.  They have to be disambiguated by referring to their 
particular, errm, domain.


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