DNS SOA refers to the use of service-oriented architecture (SOA) for maintaining the effectiveness and operability of the Domain Name System (DNS). DNS SOA covers all the processes related to web-enabled services such as accessing databases and information on Internet websites, filling up online forms and many others. DNS SOA can also be utilized to keep track of the type of web pages visited by Internet users, the time spent on a particular web page, the links that have been clicked on, peak traffic period and other such usages. Keeping track of the different functionalities just forms a part of DNS SOA and does not represent the overall functions, which are quite varied.
The importance of DNS SOA has increased manifold in recent years due to the increase in web-enabled services. Web-enabled services are now available for every domain such as informational or content-based websites, educational websites, and commercial websites that sell goods or services. It is anticipated that web-enabled services will one day replace all physical forms of transactional processes. This is why online businesses are rooting for DNS SOA, because it helps in maintaining the accuracy of transactional processes, by allowing communications between IT systems and applications based on different technological platforms. Taking all this into consideration, we can deduce that in the future, DNS SOA will determine the success or failure of web-enabled services.