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Address-specific DNS Name Redirection (ANAME)

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Document Type
This is an older version of an Internet-Draft whose latest revision state is "Expired".
Expired & archived
Authors Evan Hunt , Peter van Dijk , Anthony Eden
Last updated 2018-07-16 (Latest revision 2018-01-11)
Replaces draft-hunt-dnsop-aname
RFC stream Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)
Additional resources Mailing list discussion
Stream WG state WG Document
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IESG IESG state Expired
Consensus boilerplate Yes
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This document defines the "ANAME" DNS RR type, to provide similar functionality to CNAME, but only redirects type A and AAAA queries. Unlike CNAME, an ANAME can coexist with other record types. The ANAME RR allows zone owners to redirect queries for apex domain names in a standards compliant manner.


Evan Hunt
Peter van Dijk
Anthony Eden

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