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Domain Boundaries (DBOUND)

Document Type Proposed BOF request
Title Domain Boundaries (DBOUND)
Last updated 2022-12-20
State Proposed
Editor Craig Pearce
Responsible leadership
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Name: Domain Boundaries (DBOUND)


The Domain Boundaries (DBOUND) WG was a previous WG which focused on developing
a specification to represent differing administrative control between "related"
DNS names (such as and

This WG was concluded without agreement on a problem statement in mid-2017.
However, there's been additional recent interest in the work the former WG did,
recent developments in related working groups/their standards (e.g. DMARC), and
discussions on the mailing list/at past IETF meetings regarding if the previous
use-cases/draft problem statement still align with today's needs. During IETF115
an informal side-meeting occurred, with interest in following up with a BOF.

This BOF aims to discuss those use-cases and previous draft problem statements.

Required Details

  • Status: WG Forming (or re-hydrating?)
  • Responsible AD: ART, ADs Francesca Palombini and Murray Kucherawy
  • BOF proponents: Ian Williams (, Craig Pearce (
  • BOF chairs: TBD
  • Number of people expected to attend: 20-30
  • Length of session (1 or 2 hours): 2 hours
  • Conflicts (whole Areas and/or WGs)
  • Chair Conflicts: TBD
  • Technology Overlap: DNS, DMARC, HTTP
  • Key Participant Conflict: TBD

Information for IAB/IESG

To allow evaluation of your proposal, please include the following items:


  • Administrivia [5]
  • Presentation of use cases [20]
  • Discussion of previous problem-statement draft [30]
  • BoF questions [55]
  • Summary of intended next steps [10]

Mailing List:
Previous charter:
Relevant drafts:
Problem Statement:
Mailing list threads: