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Top-Level Domain Zone File Information

Top-Level Domain (TLD) zone files are files maintained by Verisign that map active second-level domain names with the Internet Protocol (IP) addresses of the name server for the domain name.

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Registrar Zone File Information

A separate file is maintained for each of the .com and .net TLDs. The TLD Zone Files do not contain domain names in the following states: server hold, client hold, pendingdelete, and redemptionperiod. In addition, the TLD Zone Files do not contain any domain names that do not have name servers associated with them.

Domain Name Base

The domain name base is the active zone plus the number of domain names that are registered but not configured for use in the respective Top-Level Domain zone file plus the number of domain names that are in a client or server hold status.

The domain name base and the active zone change frequently and are updated on this page at least once per day. The update times may vary each day. Today’s domain name base is not necessarily indicative of results that may be expected for the current financial quarter or year.

The daily domain name base provided on this page may not be comparable to domain name counts we disclose elsewhere. The domain name base may also reflect compensated or uncompensated judicial or administrative actions to add to or remove from the active zone an immaterial number of domain names.

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TLD Zone File Access

Verisign’s TLD Zone File Access program provides participants access to the zone files for .name via FTP server.

Apply for TLD Zone File Access for .com

On March 27, 2020, VeriSign, Inc. (“Verisign”) and the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (“ICANN”) entered into Third Amendment to the .com Registry Agreement pursuant to which Verisign operates the .com top-level domain (the “Amendment 3”). Pursuant to Amendment 3, Verisign is required to transition all existing .com zone file access users to ICANN’s Centralized Zone Data Service (“CZDS”).

After July 24, 2020 at 23:59:59 UTC, USERS WILL NO LONGER BE ABLE TO ACCESS THE .COM ZONE FILES VIA Verisign’s registry FTP site and will be able to access the .com zone file solely via the CZDS portal, which is located at https://czds.icann.org.

If you are an existing .com zone file user, and are interested in obtaining access to the .com zone file after July 24, 2020 at 23:23:59 UTC, or if you are a prospective .com zone file user, please visit the CZDS portal at the above link, where you will be required to create a CZDS account (if you do not already have one) and submit a request for access to the .com zone file via the CZDS. If you already have a CZDS account, you may submit your request for access to the .com zone file via the CZDS using that account.

Apply for TLD Zone File Access for .name

To be considered for access to the zone file(s) for .name, please complete the .name Zone File Access Request Form and email it to tldzone@verisign-grs.com. The form is available for download at the below link. If access is approved, the applicant will receive the .name Zone File Access Agreement ("Agreement") to execute. For questions or to terminate your participation, please send us an email.

Download the .name TLD User Request Form (PDF)

The Centralized Zone Data Service

Access to the zone files for the .com and .net TLD and all other Verisign-operated generic TLDs (not including .name referenced above) is available through ICANN’s Centralized Zone Data Service (CZDS).

If you are interested in applying for access to the zone file(s) for the .com, .net TLD and/or other Verisign-operated generic TLDs, please visit the CZDS portal at https://czds.icann.org/ and follow the instructions located there to submit a request for access.