[dns-operations] TLDs allowing zone transfers

Stephane Bortzmeyer bortzmeyer at nic.fr
Sun Sep 25 10:56:16 UTC 2016

Following the buzz about the TLD .kp, which allowed zone transfer,
then closed it, here is the current list of TLD where at least one
name server allows zone transfers. Three things to keep in mind:

1) In some cases, the TLD registers most domains at the third level,
so downloading the TLD yieds little information.

2) I don't express any opinion regarding this configuration. Allowing
zone transfers or not is a local policy decision.

3) Some TLD (like .fr, see <http://opendata.nic.fr/>) allows to
retrieve the entire list of domains, just not through AXFR.

AO (Angola)
BB (Barbados)
BD (Bangladesh)
BF (Burkina-Faso)
BI (Burundi)
BN (Brunei)
BV (Bouvet, somewhere in cold seas)
CW (Curacao)
CY (Cyprus)
ER (Erythrea)
GM (Gambia)
GY (Guayana)
KW (Koweit)
MC (Monaco)
MR (Mauritania)
MV (Maldives, warms seas, this time)
MW (Malawi)
NP (Nepal)
PG (Papouasia)
SJ (Svalbard, see Bouvet)
SL (Sierra Leone)
SV (Salvador)
SY (Syria)
TJ (Tadjikistan)
TO (Tonga)
XN--FZC2C9E2C (ලංකා, Sri Lanka)
XN--J1AMH (укр, Ukraine)
XN--OGBPF8FL (سورية, Syria, again)
XN--XKC2AL3HYE2A (இலங்கை, , Sri Lanka, also, probably one TLD in tamil
   and one in cinghalese)
XN--YGBI2AMMX ( فلسطين , Palestine, while .PS is closed)
YE (Yemen)
ZW (Zimbabwe)

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