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DBOUND: DNS Administrative Boundaries Problem Statement

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (individual)
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Authors Andrew Sullivan , Jeff Hodges , John R. Levine
Last updated 2016-08-21 (Latest revision 2016-02-18)
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Some Internet client entities on the Internet make inferences about the administrative relationships among services on the Internet based on the domain names at which they are offered. At present, it is not possible to ascertain organizational administrative boundaries in the DNS, therefore such inferences can be erroneous in various ways. Mitigation strategies deployed so far will not scale. This memo outlines what issues are to be addressed.


Andrew Sullivan
Jeff Hodges
John R. Levine

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