SOA adds an SOA record to a domain. The name should be @. ns and mbox are strings. The other fields are unsigned 32-bit ints.

  SOA("@", "", "", 3600, 600, 604800, 1440),

If you accidentally include an @ in the email field DNSControl will quietly change it to a .. This way you can specify a human-readable email address when you are making it easier for spammers how to find you.


  • The serial number is managed automatically. It isn't even a field in SOA().

  • Most providers automatically generate SOA records. They will ignore any SOA() statements.

  • The mbox field should not be set to a real email address unless you love spam and hate your privacy.

There is more info about SOA in the documentation for the BIND provider.

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