An IANA Registry for Protocol Uses of Data with the DNS TXT RRTYPE

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Authors John Klensin  , Andrew Sullivan  , Patrik Fältström 
Last updated 2014-09-27 (latest revision 2014-03-26)
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Some protocols use the RDATA field of the DNS TXT RRTYPE for holding data to be parsed, rather than for unstructured free text. This document specifies the creation of an IANA registry for protocol- specific structured data to minimize the risk of conflicting or inconsistent uses of that RRTYPE and data field.


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