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Zone - Definition

A Zone is an area of administration and has a meaning that is similar to a domain. In the domain name system (DNS) environment, a Zone is the name space allocated for a particular server. A zone file maintains instructions for resolving specified Internet domain names to the appropriate number format of an Internet Protocol (IP) address. When referring to a computer network, a Zone is a location within a local area network (LAN). Zones are actually subsets of the larger overall network.

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