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Benchmark: Start of Authority (SOA) Records


A Start of Authority (SOA) record is a type of resource record in the DNS containing administrative information about the zone, especially regarding zone transfers. An SOA resource record is created at the time of creating a managed zone.

Every domain must have an SOA record at the cutover point where the domain is delegated from its parent. A zone without an SOA record does not conform to the standard required by RFC 1035.

This benchmark contains best practices for SOA records.


Browse dashboards and select Start of Authority (SOA) Records:

steampipe dashboard

Or run the benchmarks in your terminal:

steampipe check net_insights.benchmark.dns_soa_best_practices

Snapshot and share results via Steampipe Cloud:

steampipe login
steampipe check --share net_insights.benchmark.dns_soa_best_practices