A DNS Resource Record for HTTP

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Author Ray Bellis 
Last updated 2019-05-07 (latest revision 2018-11-03)
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This document specifies an "HTTP" resource record type for the DNS to facilitate the lookup of the server hostname of HTTP(s) URIs. It is intended to replace the use of CNAME records for this purpose, and in the process provides a solution for the inability of the DNS to allow a CNAME to be placed at the apex of a domain name.


Ray Bellis (ray@isc.org)

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