DMARC (Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting, and Conformance) Extension For PSDs (Public Suffix Domains)
draft-ietf-dmarc-psd-06

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Intended status: Experimental                            August 10, 2019
Expires: February 11, 2020

DMARC (Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting, and Conformance)
               Extension For PSDs (Public Suffix Domains)
                        draft-ietf-dmarc-psd-06

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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Kitterman               Expires February 11, 2020               [Page 1]
Internet-Draft                  PSD DMARC                    August 2019

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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.  Longest PSD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
     2.4.  Public Suffix Operator (PSO)  . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
     2.5.  PSO Controlled Domain Names . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
     2.6.  Non-existent Domains  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
   3.  PSD DMARC Updates to DMARC Requirements . . . . . . . . . . .   6
     3.1.  General Updates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
     3.2.  Section 6.3 General Record Format . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
     3.3.  Section 6.5.  Domain Owner Actions  . . . . . . . . . . .   7
     3.4.  Section 6.6.1.  Extract Author Domain . . . . . . . . . .   7
     3.5.  Section 6.6.3.  Policy Discovery  . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
     3.6.  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  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
   7.  References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
     7.1.  Normative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
     7.2.  Informative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
   Appendix A.  The Experiment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
     A.1.  PSD DMARC Privacy Concern Mitigation  . . . . . . . . . .  11
     A.2.  Non-Existent Subdomain Policy . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
   Appendix B.  DMARC PSD Registry Examples  . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
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