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Distributing control of the Domain Name System

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (individual)
Expired & archived
Authors Martin Hamilton , Chris Hamilton
Last updated 1998-03-13
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This Internet-Draft is no longer active. A copy of the expired Internet-Draft is available in these formats:


This proposal outlines a way in which the Internet community may be able to route around the legal and political issues associated with control of the Domain Name System. We suggest a new mechanism for the distribution of domain name information, based on strong cryptographic authentication. In this new system, anyone is free to ''publish'' domain name information, with control over whether or not it is accepted left to the local site DNS server administrators.


Martin Hamilton
Chris Hamilton

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