A technical term that describes the portion of the total domain name space that is represented by the data stored on a particular name server. The name server has authority over the zone (or the particular portion of the domain name space) described by that data. A "zone file" is a file that contains data that describes a portion of the domain name space. Zone files contain the information needed to resolve domain names to Internet Protocol (IP) numbers.

See also : in the zone  unknown zone  
NetLingo Classification: Technical Terms