The Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) DNS Resource Record
RFC 7553

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Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)                      P. Faltstrom
Request for Comments: 7553                                        Netnod
Category: Informational                                       O. Kolkman
ISSN: 2070-1721                                                     ISOC
                                                               June 2015

       The Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) DNS Resource Record

Abstract

   This document describes the already registered DNS resource record
   (RR) type, called the Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) RR, that is
   used for publishing mappings from hostnames to URIs.

Status of This Memo

   This document is not an Internet Standards Track specification; it is
   published for informational purposes.

   This document is a product of the Internet Engineering Task Force
   (IETF).  It represents the consensus of the IETF community.  It has
   received public review and has been approved for publication by the
   Internet Engineering Steering Group (IESG).  Not all documents
   approved by the IESG are a candidate for any level of Internet
   Standard; see Section 2 of RFC 5741.

   Information about the current status of this document, any errata,
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   http://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc7553.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   2.  Applicability Statement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   3.  DNS Considerations  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
   4.  The Format of the URI RR  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
     4.1.  Owner Name, Class, and Type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
     4.2.  Priority  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
     4.3.  Weight  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
     4.4.  Target  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
     4.5.  URI RDATA Wire Format . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
   5.  Usages  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
     5.1.  Example: FTP Server in the example.com Domain . . . . . .   6
     5.2.  Relation to S-NAPTR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
     5.3.  Relation to U-NAPTR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
     5.4.  Relation to SRV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
   6.  IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
     6.1.  Registration of the URI Resource Record Type  . . . . . .   7
     6.2.  Registration of Services  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
   7.  Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
   8.  References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
     8.1.  Normative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
     8.2.  Informative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
   Appendix A.  The Original RRTYPE Allocation Request . . . . . . .  11
   Acknowledgements  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  14
   Authors' Addresses  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  14

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1.  Introduction

   This document explains the use of the Domain Name System (DNS) for
   the storage of URIs [RFC3986] and how to resolve hostnames to such
   URIs that can be used by various applications using the URI resource
   record type.  For resolution, the application needs to know both the
   hostname and the protocol that the URI is to be used for.  The
   protocol is registered by IANA.

   Historically, uses of the DNS to map a domain name to a URL have
   relied on the Naming Authority Pointer (NAPTR) RRTYPEs [RFC2915] and
   then on the Dynamic Delegation Discovery System (DDDS) [RFC3401]
   application framework with the DNS as a database as specified in RFC
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