This API method deletes an existing zone. Deleting a zone completely wipes all records, geohosts, targets and configurations. There is currently no “undo” so this method must be used with care.


DELETE /zone/zone_name HTTP/1.0
Accept: encoding_type
Authorization: Basic base64_credentials


  • zone_name is the name of the zone you want to delete
  • base64_credentials is username:password in base64-encoded format (HTTP Basic Authentication)
  • encoding_type is either application/xml or application/json (if the “Accept” header is omitted, response will be JSON-encoded)

Sample requests:

  • Raw request:
DELETE /zone/ HTTP/1.0
Accept: application/json
Content-Length: 0
Authorization: Basic dGVzdHVzZXJAZ3NsYi5tZTp0ZXN0cGFzc3dvcmQK
  • Using curl:
curl -u -X DELETE -H "Accept: application/json" -k


  • In case of success:
HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Content-Type: application/json

  • If the zone does not exist
HTTP/1.1 404 Not Found
Content-Type: application/json

{"message":"Zone not found","returncode":"2"}
  • In case of internal error:
HTTP/1.1 500 Server Error
Content-Type: application/json

{"message":"Internal error, please contact","returncode":"4"}