Skip to main content

The Role of Wildcards in the Domain Name System

Approval announcement
Draft of message to be sent after approval:


From: The IESG <>
To: IETF-Announce <>
Cc: Internet Architecture Board <>,
    RFC Editor <>, 
    dnsext mailing list <>, 
    dnsext chair <>
Subject: Protocol Action: 'The Role of Wildcards in the Domain 
         Name System' to Proposed Standard 

The IESG has approved the following document:

- 'The Role of Wildcards in the Domain Name System '
   <draft-ietf-dnsext-wcard-clarify-12.txt> as a Proposed Standard

This document is the product of the DNS Extensions Working Group. 

The IESG contact persons are Margaret Wasserman and Mark Townsley.

A URL of this Internet-Draft is:

Ballot Text

Technical Summary
      This is an update to the wildcard definition of RFC 1034.  The
      interaction with wildcards and CNAME is changed, an error
      condition removed, and the words defining some concepts central
      to wildcards are changed.  The overall goal is not to change
      wildcards, but to refine the definition of RFC 1034.
Working Group Summary
      This document is a work item of the DNSEXT WG.  The WG has
      consensus to publish this document as a Proposed Standard.
Protocol Quality
       This document was reviewed for the IESG by Margaret Wasserman.

RFC Editor Note