DNS Perimeter Overlay

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Authors Dave Crocker  , Trent Adams 
Last updated 2019-12-13 (latest revision 2019-06-11)
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The Domain Name System (DNS) naming syntax provides no meta-data for indicating administrative transitions through the hierarchy. For example, it does not distinguish the higher-level portions that operate as public registries, versus those that operate as private organizations. This specification creates a basic overlay mechanism for defining a logical Perimeter between administrative entities through the naming hierarchy. The mechanism can then be applied for a variety of independent administrative indications.


Dave Crocker (dcrocker@bbiw.net)
Trent Adams (tadams@proofpoint.com)

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