Manage existing zones

After you create a zone, it displays on ​Akamai Control Center​ on the Zone list page. Use this page to perform many zone-maintenance tasks on your active zones.

Edit zone data

  1. Go to > DNS SOLUTIONS > Edge DNS.
  2. On the Zone list page, click the zone name that you want to edit. The Edit zone page opens.

View and manage zones

  1. Go to > DNS SOLUTIONS > Edge DNS.

  2. On the Zone list page, from the Actions menu, select an action:

    • Add alias. Add an alias to the zone.
    • View zone transfer status. For secondary zones only. View zone transfer status.
    • View DNSSEC detail. For contracts with the Security option. View DNSSEC details.
    • Delete. Delete the zone.
    • Zone history. View zone history.
    • Download zone file. For primary zones only. Download the zone data in DNS format.

Filter the zone list

You can narrow the list of zones that display on the Zone list page by selecting filter criteria.

  1. Go to > DNS SOLUTIONS > Edge DNS.

  2. On the Zone list page, click Filter zone list to expand the section.
    The following filter categories appear:

    • Activation. Activation status.
    • Type. Zone type.
    • DNSSEC. DNSSEC status.
    • Zone transfer. Transfer status for secondary zones.
    • Subzone Grants. Subzone grants enablement.
  3. For each category, select one or more attributes to use to filter the zone list display.
    As you select the filter criteria, the page dynamically updates.

Edit multiple secondary zones

Editing secondary zones provides the option to change the master name servers and comment properties for multiple secondary zones at the same time. Edits to both fields are required. For all selected zones, this function bypasses the change list mechanism and directly updates the zones' settings.

  1. Go to > DNS SOLUTIONS > Edge DNS.

  2. On the Zone list page, select the checkbox next to one or more secondary zones that you want to edit.
    The following information and actions for your selected zones appear above the zone list:

    • Selected zones: number. Displays the number of zones selected in the Zone list.
    • Clear selections button. Clears the selected zones.
    • Select zones action menu. Includes the following actions:
      • Edit. Enabled when all selected zones are secondary zones.
      • Delete. See Delete zones.
  3. From the Select zones action menu, click Edit.
    The Edit secondary zones dialog opens.

  4. To add new customer name servers, in the New customer master name servers field, enter one or more IP addresses separated by commas, white-spaces, or semi-colons.

    These name servers will replace the current master name servers. The information you enter displays in the New master name servers column next to the current master name servers.

  5. In the New comments: field, enter comments to describe the changes.
    Valid entries in steps 4 and in the New comments field enable the Save changes & activate selected zones button.

  6. Click Save changes & activate selected zones to submit your changes.
    The selected zones are updated.

View the authoritative name server list

​Akamai​ assigns the authoritative name servers for your Edge DNS contract. To retrieve the list, on the Zone list page, click Authoritative name servers.

Add these name servers to your zone data as NS records, and list them with the zone registrar.

Manage TSIG keys

Edge DNS supports Secret Key Transaction Authentication for DNS (TSIG) with BIND 9 and later. TSIG allows zone transfers only between systems that possess the shared secret key. Each TSIG key in the list is associated with, and can manage, one or more zones.

To retrieve the list of TSIG keys and manage them, click TSIG key list at the top of the Zone list page.

Download a zone file for a secondary zone

You can view the contents of a secondary zone by downloading the currently active zone file for the secondary zone. The zone file contains the DNS database records for all of the names within the secondary zone. These records contain the mapping between an IP address and a DNS name.

  1. Go to > DNS SOLUTIONS > Edge DNS. The Zone list page opens.

  2. Complete one of these actions:

    • In the Zone column, select a secondary zone that had a successful zone transfer at some point in the past. Then, on the Edit zone page, click Download zone file.
    • Click the Actions menu associated with the secondary zone that had a successful zone transfer in the past and select Download zone file.

If you updated a zone file on a name server and the zone transfer either fails or is pending, ​Akamai​ is likely to have a version of the zone file that was transferred from a name server to ​Akamai​ in the past. You can download this version of the zone file.

If you select a secondary zone that has not had a successful zone transfer at some point, Download zone file is disabled.


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