The ALT Special Use Top Level Domain

The information below is for an old version of the document
Document Type None Internet-Draft (dnsop WG)
Last updated 2017-01-30 (latest revision 2016-10-30)
Replaces draft-wkumari-dnsop-alt-tld
Stream IETF
Intended RFC status Informational
Expired & archived
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Revised I-D Needed - Issue raised by WG
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This document reserves a string (ALT) to be used as a TLD label in non-DNS contexts, or for names that have no meaning in a global context. It also provides advice and guidance to developers developing alternate namespaces. [ Ed note: This document lives in GitHub at: . Issues and pull requests happily accepted. ]


Warren Kumari (
Andrew Sullivan (

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