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It can be useful to quickly look up domain name of IP and find neighbour domains served by the same IP, also to find definitely busy (and probably spare) domain names.

Also it's value will jump high when the global DNS system suffer some catastrophic failure (e.g. access the rests of Internet using local DNS database, not just things recovered from cache).

Where to get it or how to quickly generate it? Scanning the whole by some on-line reverse-DNS service is too suboptimal.

Of course it will almost always be a bit out of date, so the source of small daily deltas to it is also welcome.

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I don't think such a file exists. It actually did exist when the Internet started, but it became too difficult to manage this file, thus DNS was invented.

Today the designation of domain names is decentralized; each TLD has its own registry, and some registries may even delegate part of their responsibilities once more. So there isn't even any central authority who could compile such a list.

In short, I don't believe you can get such a list anywhere. Plus even if it existed, it would be outdated within minutes...

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