Product Documentation

Creating SOA Records for Authoritative Information

Nov 21, 2014

A Start of Authority (SOA) record is created only at the zone apex and contains information about the zone. The record includes, among other parameters, the primary name server, contact information (e-mail), and default (minimum) time-to-live (TTL) values for records.

To create an SOA record by using the command line interface

At the command prompt, type the following commands to add an SOA record and verify the configuration:

  • add dns soaRec <domain> -originServer <originServerName> -contact <contactName>
  • sh dns soaRec <do main>

Example

 
> add dns soaRec example.com -originServer nameserver1.example.com -contact admin.example.com 
 Done 
> show dns soaRec example.com 
1)      Domain Name : example.com 
        Origin Server : nameserver1.example.com 
        Contact : admin.example.com 
        Serial No. : 100        Refresh : 3600 secs     Retry : 3 secs 
        Expire : 3600 secs      Minimum : 5 secs        TTL : 3600 secs 
 Done 
> 

To modify or remove an SOA record by using the command line interface

  • To modify an SOA record, type the set dns soaRec command, the name of the domain for which the record is configured, and the parameters to be changed, with their new values.
  • To remove an SOA record, type the rm dns soaRec command and the name of the domain for which the record is configured.

To configure an SOA record by using the configuration utility

Navigate to Traffic Management > DNS > Records > SOA Records and create an SOA record.