Special-Use Names Problem Statement
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Network Working Group                                           T. Lemon
Internet-Draft                                             Nominum, Inc.
Intended status: Informational                                  R. Droms
Expires: March 15, 2017                                      Cisco, Inc.
                                                               W. Kumari
                                                                  Google
                                                      September 11, 2016

                  Special-Use Names Problem Statement
                         draft-tldr-sutld-ps-03

Abstract

   The Special-Use Domain Names registration policy in RFC 6761 has been
   shown through experience to present unanticipated challenges.  This
   memo presents a list, intended to be comprehensive, of the problems
   that have been identified.  In addition it reviews the history of
   Domain Names and summarizes current IETF publications and some
   publications from other standards organizations relating to special-
   use domain names.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
   2.  Terminology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   3.  Problems associated with Special-Use Internet Names . . . . .   3
   4.  Existing Practice Regarding SUINs . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
     4.1.  Primary SUIN Documents  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
       4.1.1.  IAB Technical Comment on the Unique DNS Root  . . . .   6
       4.1.2.  Special-Use Domain Names  . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
       4.1.3.  MoU Concerning the Technical Work of the IANA . . . .   9
     4.2.  Secondary documents relating to the SUTLIN question . . .  10
       4.2.1.  Multicast DNS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
       4.2.2.  The .onion Special-Use TLD  . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
       4.2.3.  Locally Served DNS Zones  . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
       4.2.4.  Name Collision in the DNS . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
       4.2.5.  Discovery of the IPv6 Prefix Used for IPv6 Address
               Synthesis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
       4.2.6.  Additional Reserved Top Level Domains . . . . . . . .  12
     4.3.  Summary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
   5.  History . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
   6.  Contributors  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  14
   7.  Informative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  14
   Authors' Addresses  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  17

1.  Introduction

   One of the key services required to use the Internet is name
   resolution.  Name resolution is the process of translating a human-
   readable symbolic name into some object or set of objects to which
   the name refers, most typically one or more IP addresses.  These
   names are often referred to as domain names, although in this
   document they will be referred to as Internet Names to avoid
   confusion between the names and a particular protocol for resolving
   these names, the Domain Name System [RFC1034].  An excellent
   presentation on this topic can be found in Domain Names
   [I-D.lewis-domain-names].

   At the time of this writing, the IETF has recently been asked to
   allocate several new special-use top-level Internet Names.  In
   evaluating the process for additional special-use top-level Internet
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