Alternative Roots and the Virtual Inclusive Root

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This Internet Draft discusses the 'alternate roots' and the 'virtual inclusive root', in an attempt to help clear up misunderstandings on their use in the Internet. This document solves the problem of duplicate colliding top level domains by identifying the 'virtual inclusive root', in compliance with the IAB's RFC 2826, 'IAB Statement on the Unique DNS Root'[1].


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