Address-specific DNS aliases (ANAME)

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (dnsop WG)
Authors Tony Finch  , Evan Hunt  , Peter van Dijk  , Anthony Eden  , Matthijs Mekking 
Last updated 2020-01-09 (latest revision 2019-07-08)
Replaces draft-hunt-dnsop-aname
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This document defines the "ANAME" DNS RR type, to provide similar functionality to CNAME, but only for address queries. Unlike CNAME, an ANAME can coexist with other record types. The ANAME RR allows zone owners to make an apex domain name into an alias in a standards compliant manner.


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