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The .internal TLD.

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Author Warren "Ace" Kumari
Last updated 2018-01-04 (Latest revision 2017-07-03)
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It has become clear that many users would like to use the DNS resolution system for names which do not have meaning in the global context but do have meaning in a context internal to their network. This document reserves the string ".internal" for this purpose. [ Ed note: Text inside square brackets ([]) is additional background information, answers to frequently asked questions, general musings, etc. They will be removed before publication. RFC Editor: Please remove these before publication. ] [ This document is being collaborated on in Github at: The most recent version of the document, open issues, etc should all be available here. The authors (gratefully) accept pull requests ] [ Ed note: This document is intended to drive discussion. It is clear that there has been a desire for an "RFC 1918-style" TLD for a long time; in its absence, people have just started using whatever seemed convenient. This document requests that the allocation of .internal for this use. There is no existing process for this - some of the purpose of this document is to explore the process implications. ]


Warren "Ace" Kumari

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