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AFNIC launches ZoneCheck version 3

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ZoneCheck was first developed by AFNIC in 1995 to ensure a domain name’s quality and stability by checking its proper technical configuration.

The tests carried out by ZoneCheck include checks on the zone’s authoritative DNS servers, to make sure that the domain name can be used outside the network.

The latest version of ZoneCheck – ZoneCheck 3 – is also playing a part in the deployment of DNSSEC, and accordingly includes new tests specially for that security-enhancing extension of the DNS system. For this purpose ZoneCheck uses an open-source software library developed by Nominet ( the .uk top level domain).

The ZoneCheck, free software tool, is available on

Further information

Download the issue paper “DNSSEC : Domain name System Security Extensions”

(Association Française pour le Nommage Internet en Coopération )
Non-profit organization, AFNIC is in charge of the administrative and technical management of the .fr (France) and .re (Reunion Island) Internet domain names.
AFNIC brings together public and private members: representatives from the French government, Internet users and Internet Service Providers (Registrars).
Further information.