The ALT Special Use Top Level Domain

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (dnsop WG)
Authors Warren Kumari  , Andrew Sullivan 
Last updated 2020-02-24 (latest revision 2019-08-23)
Replaces draft-wkumari-dnsop-alt-tld
Stream Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)
Intended RFC status Proposed Standard
Expired & archived
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Stream WG state Held by WG
Document shepherd No shepherd assigned
IESG IESG state Expired
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This document reserves a string (ALT) to be used as a TLD label in non-DNS contexts. It also provides advice and guidance to developers developing alternative namespaces. [Ed note: Text inside square brackets ([]) is additional background information, answers to frequently asked questions, general musings, etc. They will be removed before publication. This document is being collaborated on in Github at: wkumari-dnsop-alt-tld. The most recent version of the document, open issues, etc should all be available here. The authors (gratefully) accept pull requests. ]


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