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Special-Use Domain Names of Peer-to-Peer Systems
draft-grothoff-iesg-special-use-p2p-names-02

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Internet Engineering Task Force                              C. Grothoff
Internet-Draft                                                  M. Wachs
Intended status: Informational                                 TU Munich
Expires: September 4, 2014                                  H. Wolf, Ed.
                                                           GNU consensus
                                                            J. Appelbaum
                                                        Tor Project Inc.
                                                          March 03, 2014

            Special-Use Domain Names of Peer-to-Peer Systems
              draft-grothoff-iesg-special-use-p2p-names-02

Abstract

   This is an IESG Approval document requesting the reservation of six
   Top-Level Domains for special use, in conformance with the
   registration procedure defined in RFC 6761, section 4.

   Peer-to-Peer systems use specific decentralized mechanisms to
   allocate, register, manage, and resolve names.  Those mechanisms
   operate entirely outside of DNS, independently from the DNS root and
   delegation tree.  In order to avoid interoperability issues with DNS
   as well as to address security and privacy concerns, this document
   describes six pseudo Top-Level Domain names (pTLDs), reserved for
   special use.

   The following six domains relate to security-focused peer-to-peer
   systems.  They are: ".gnu", ".zkey", ".onion", ".exit", ".i2p", and
   ".bit".

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
   2.  Terminology and Conventions Used in This Document . . . . . .   3
   3.  Description of Special-Use Domains in P2P Networks  . . . . .   4
     3.1.  The ".gnu" Relative pTLD  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
     3.2.  The ".zkey" Compressed Public Key pTLD  . . . . . . . . .   4
     3.3.  Geographically Anonymous pTLDs  . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
       3.3.1.  The ".onion" Hidden Service pTLD  . . . . . . . . . .   4
       3.3.2.  The ".exit" Client Source Routing pTLD  . . . . . . .   5
     3.4.  The ".i2p" Addressbook pTLD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
     3.5.  The ".bit" Timeline System pTLD . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
   4.  Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
   5.  IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
     5.1.  Domain Name Reservation Considerations for ".gnu."  . . .   7
     5.2.  Domain Name Reservation Considerations for ".zkey." . . .   8
     5.3.  Domain Name Reservation Considerations for ".onion."  . .  10
     5.4.  Domain Name Reservation Considerations for ".exit." . . .  11
     5.5.  Domain Name Reservation Considerations for ".bit."  . . .  13
     5.6.  Domain Name Reservation Considerations for ".i2p."  . . .  14
   6.  Acknowledgements  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  15
   7.  References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  15
     7.1.  Normative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  15
     7.2.  Informative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  15

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