DMARC (Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting, and Conformance) Extension For PSDs (Public Suffix Domains)
draft-ietf-dmarc-psd-09

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DMARC (Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting, and Conformance)
               Extension For PSDs (Public Suffix Domains)
                        draft-ietf-dmarc-psd-09

Abstract

   DMARC (Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting, and
   Conformance) is a scalable mechanism by which a mail-originating
   organization can express domain-level policies and preferences for
   message validation, disposition, and reporting, that a mail-receiving
   organization can use to improve mail handling.  The design of DMARC
   presumes that domain names represent either nodes in the tree below
   which registrations occur, or nodes where registrations have
   occurred; it does not permit a domain name to have both of these
   properties simultaneously.  Since its deployment in 2015, use of
   DMARC has shown a clear need for the ability to express policy for
   these domains as well.

   Domains at which registrations can occur are referred to as Public
   Suffix Domains (PSDs).  This document describes an extension to DMARC
   to enable DMARC functionality for PSDs.

   This document also seeks to address implementations that consider a
   domain on a public Suffix list to be ineligible for DMARC
   enforcement.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   2.  Terminology and Definitions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
     2.1.  Conventions Used in This Document . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
     2.2.  Public Suffix Domain (PSD)  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
     2.3.  Organizational Domain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
     2.4.  Longest PSD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
     2.5.  Public Suffix Operator (PSO)  . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
     2.6.  PSO Controlled Domain Names . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
     2.7.  Non-existent Domains  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
   3.  PSD DMARC Updates to DMARC Requirements . . . . . . . . . . .   6
     3.1.  General Updates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
     3.2.  Changes in Section 6.3 "General Record Format"  . . . . .   6
     3.3.  Changes in Section 6.5 "Domain Owner Actions" . . . . . .   7
     3.4.  Changes in Section 6.6.1 "Extract Author Domain"  . . . .   7
     3.5.  Changes in Section 6.6.3 "Policy Discovery" . . . . . . .   7
     3.6.  Changes in Section 7 "DMARC Feedback" . . . . . . . . . .   8
   4.  Privacy Considerations  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
     4.1.  Feedback leakage  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
   5.  Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
   6.  IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
     6.1.  Subdomain Policy Tag  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
   7.  References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
     7.1.  Normative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
     7.2.  Informative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
   Appendix A.  PSD DMARC Privacy Concern Mitigation Experiment  . .  11
   Appendix B.  DMARC PSD Registry Examples  . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
     B.1.  DMARC PSD DNS Query Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
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