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The ".onion" Special-Use Domain Name (RFC7686)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000245037D
Original Publication Date: 2015-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2016-Feb-06
Document File: 14 page(s) / 14K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

J. Appelbaum: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

The Tor network [Dingledine2004] has the ability to host network services using the ".onion" Special-Use Top-Level Domain Name. Such names can be used as other domain names would be (e.g., in URLs [RFC3986]), but instead of using the DNS infrastructure, .onion names functionally correspond to the identity of a given service, thereby combining location and authentication.

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Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)                      J. Appelbaum Request for Comments: 7686                         The Tor Project, Inc. Category: Standards Track                                     A. Muffett ISSN: 2070-1721                                                 Facebook                                                             October 2015

                   The ".onion" Special-Use Domain Name

Abstract

   This document registers the ".onion" Special-Use Domain Name.

Status of This Memo

   This is an Internet Standards Track document.

   This document is a product of the Internet Engineering Task Force    (IETF).  It represents the consensus of the IETF community.  It has    received public review and has been approved for publication by the    Internet Engineering Steering Group (IESG).  Further information on    Internet Standards is available in Section 2 of RFC 5741.

   Information about the current status of this document, any errata,    and how to provide feedback on it may be obtained at    http://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc7686.

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   Copyright (c) 2015 IETF Trust and the persons identified as the    document authors.  All rights reserved.

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 Appelbaum & Muffett          Standards Track                    [Page 1]
 RFC 7686                         .onion                     October 2015

 Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2      1.1.  Notational Conventions  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3    2.  The ".onion" Special-Use Domain Name  . . . . . . . . . . . .   3    3.  IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4    4.  Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4    5.  References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5      5.1.  Normative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5      5.2.  Informative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6    Acknowledgements  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  ...