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The US Domain (RFC1386)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000002210D
Original Publication Date: 1992-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2000-Sep-12
Document File: 23 page(s) / 57K

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Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

A. Cooper: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

1.1 The Internet Domain Name System

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Network Working Group A. Cooper

Request for Comments: 1386 J. Postel

December 1992

The US Domain

Status of this Memo

This memo provides information for the Internet community. It does

not specify an Internet standard. Distribution of this memo is

unlimited.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction ................................................ 2

1.1 The Internet Domain Name System......................... 2

1.2 Top Level Domains....................................... 3

1.3 The US Domain .......................................... 4

2. Naming Structure ............................................ 4

2.1 State Codes ............................................ 5

2.2 City Codes or Locality Names............................ 5

2.3 Examples of Names....................................... 5

3. Registration ................................................ 8

3.1 Requirements ........................................... 8

3.2 Direct Entries ......................................... 9

3.2.1 UUCP Hosts .......................................... 9

3.2.2 Non-IP Hosts ........................................ 10

3.3 Delegated Subdomains ................................... 12

3.3.1 Schools ............................................. 12

3.3.2 State Agencies ...................................... 14

3.3.3 Federal Agencies .................................... 14

3.3.4 Delegation Requirement............................... 14

3.3.5 Delegation Procedures ............................... 15

3.3.6 Subdomain Contacts................................... 18

4. Database Information......................................... 19

4.1 Name Servers ........................................... 19

4.2 Zone files ............................................. 20

4.3 Resource Records ....................................... 21

4.3.1 A Records ........................................... 22

4.3.2 CNAME Records ....................................... 22

4.3.3 MX Records .......................................... 22

4.3.4 HINFO Records ....................................... 23

4.3.5 PTR Records ......................................... 23

4.4 Wildcards .............................................. 23

5. References .................................................. 24

6. Security Considerations ..................................... 25

7. Author's Address ............................................ 25

Appendix-I: US Domain Names BNF................................. 26

Appendix-II: US Domain Questionnaire for Host Entry.............. 28

1. INTRODUCTION

1.1 The Internet Domain Name System

The Domain Name Sy...