[dns-operations] Historical data for TLD servers

Keith Mitchell keith at dns-oarc.net
Wed Dec 19 15:22:43 UTC 2018

For historical zone-file data of the root and some major gTLDs (though
not ccTLDs such as .ae), see also OARC's Zone File Repository:



On 12/19/2018 06:35 AM, Abdul Khader wrote:
> Thanks everyone for the quick help.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jim Reid <jim at rfc1035.com> 
>> On 19 Dec 2018, at 10:47, Abdul Khader <akhader at ies.etisalat.ae> wrote:
>> Is there a way to get historical data for certain TLD servers ?
>> For example for .ae TLD servers I want last 3 months historical data.

> ICANN requires gTLD registries to make their zone files available to anyone,
> subject to a few obvious conditions and requestors signing a zone file
> access agreement promising not to do naughty things with those data. I don't
> know (or care) if they keep historical copies of those zone files. This
> doesn't apply to ccTLDs because they don't have registry contracts with
> ICANN. Some ccTLDs make their zone data available under certain conditions
> according to their own policies. Others don't.

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