DNS Delegation Requirements

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Last updated 2017-04-29 (latest revision 2016-10-26)
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This document outlines a set of requirements on a well-behaved DNS delegation of a domain name. A large number of tools have been developed to test DNS delegations, but each tool uses a different set of requirements for what is a correct setup for a delegated domain name. However, there are few requirements on how to set up DNS in order to just make the delegation work. In order to have a well- behaved delegation that is robust to failures and also makes DNS resolvers behave consistently, there are a large number of things to consider. Based on this document, it should be possible to set up a fully functional DNS delegation for a domain name, but also to create a set of test specifications for how to test a DNS delegation.


Patrik Wallstrom (pawal@blipp.com)
Jakob Schlyter (jakob@kirei.se)

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