Special Use Domain '.home.arpa'
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Network Working Group                                         P. Pfister
Internet-Draft                                             Cisco Systems
Updates: RFC7788 (if approved)                                  T. Lemon
Intended status: Standards Track                           Nominum, Inc.
Expires: October 22, 2017                                 April 20, 2017

                    Special Use Domain '.home.arpa'
                       draft-ietf-homenet-dot-05

Abstract

   This document specifies the behavior that is expected from the Domain
   Name System with regard to DNS queries for names ending with
   '.home.arpa.', and designates this domain as a special-use domain
   name.  The '.home.arpa' domain replaces '.home' as the default domain
   used by the Home Networking Control Protocol (HNCP).

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
   2.  General Guidance  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   3.  Domain Name Reservation Considerations  . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   4.  Updates to Home Networking Control Protocol . . . . . . . . .   4
   5.  Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
   6.  Delegation of 'home.arpa' . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
   7.  IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
   8.  Acknowledgments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
   9.  References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
     9.1.  Normative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
     9.2.  Informative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
   Authors' Addresses  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7

1.  Introduction

   Users and devices within a home network require devices and services
   to be identified by names that are unique within the boundaries of
   the home network [RFC7368].  The naming mechanism needs to function
   without configuration from the user.  While it may be possible for a
   name to be delegated by an ISP, home networks must also function in
   the absence of such a delegation.  A default name with a scope
   limited to each individual home network needs to be used.

   The '.home.arpa' domain replaces '.home' which was specified in
   [RFC7788] as the default domain-name for home networks. '.home' had
   been selected as the most user-friendly option.  However, there are
   existing uses of '.home' that may be in conflict with this use:
   evidence indicates that '.home' queries frequently leak out and reach
   the root name servers [ICANN1] [ICANN2].  Also, ICANN has about a
   dozen applicants for the '.home' top-level domain name, which creates
   a significant risk of litigation if it were claimed by the IETF
   outside of that process.  As a result, the use of '.home' has been
   deprecated; this document updates [RFC7788] to replace '.home' with
   '.home.arpa', while another document, [I-D.ietf-homenet-redact]
   deprecates the use of the '.home' TLD.

   This document registers the domain '.home.arpa.' as a special-use
   domain name [RFC6761] and specifies the behavior that is expected
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