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Export and Import DNS Zone from cPanel

Monarobase shared this idea 5 months ago
Not Planned

As a web-hosting provider, I would like cPanel users to be able to export and Import DNS zones so they can provide their DNS zone file to a third party provider and also import a DNS zone provided by a third party provider.

Currently the only way a cPanel user has to get his raw DNS zone it by downloading a complete account backup and the only way he has to add multiple DNS records is to add them manually in the DNS zone editor.

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Howdy,

A few versions back we added the ability to view the raw zone file in WHM. We have toyed with the idea of bringing this to cPanel. I'm wondering if that would at least meet your need for the "export" functionality. As far as an import functionality that gets more complicated as the zone records users have access to varies heavily and is always more limited than the WHM side of things. If a user were to "import" a zone file that contained records they were not given permission to create, what would you expect the behavior to be?


Dustin Scherer (he/him) | Product Owner | @dustinscherer

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The ability to view the raw DNS zone would indeed be the same as the ability to export the DNS zone.

We don't limit DNS types that users can or cannot create. But for those who do, maybe you should only refuse the import if there are entries that are not allowed.

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This question would be appreciated, since even for us to apply to CDNs like Cloudflare it would help a lot.

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This would be a very important feature - the solution with refusing the entries which are not allowed would be great! Plesk is also supporting this option: https://support.plesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/115004794293-How-to-import-export-DNS-zones-from-to-a-file-in-Plesk-

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Thanks for the additional information. I'll mark this "Not Planned" for now, but we will update this once we have more of an idea where to prioritize it.


Dustin Scherer (he/him) | Product Owner | @dustinscherer

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