(SOA) A type of resource record used by the
Domain Name System (DNS) to give metadata about a set of
domain name data (the contents of a "zone file"). An SOA
record has the following parameters:
Serial: the zone serial number - a version number for the zone
Refresh: the number of seconds between update requests from
secondary and slave name servers.
Retry: the number of seconds the secondary or slave will wait
before retrying when an attempt fails.
Expire: (time to live - TTL) the number of seconds a master or
slave will wait before considering cached data out-of-date.
Minimum: previously used to determine the minimum TTL, this
offers negative caching.