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- For DNS, describes a DNS server hosting a zone, or a zone containing a name or record. When a DNS server is configured to host a zone, it is said to be authoritative for names that do exist or could exist within that zone. A DNS server is allowed to respond authoritatively to queries for domain names for which it is authoritative. A zone is said to be authoritative for a name if the name exists or could exist within a zone, and it is said to be authoritative for a record if the owner name of the record exists or could exist within a zone.
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- DNS, Domain Name System (DNS), Domain Naming System, Domain Specific Contents, Hierarchical namespace, Name resolution, Namespace, RDN, Relative Distinguished name (RDN), Scope of Active Directory