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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: 2019-Feb-11
Document File: 31 page(s) / 38K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

A. Cooper: AUTHOR [+1]

Related Documents

10.17487/RFC1386: DOI

Abstract

This is a description of the US Top Level Domains on the Internet. This memo provides information for the Internet community. It does not specify an Internet standard.

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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

Cooper & Postel [Page 1]

RFC 1386 The US Domain December 1992

1. INTRODUCTION

1.1 The Internet Domain Name System

The Domain Name System (DNS) provides for the translation between host names and addresses. Within the Internet, this means translating from a name such as "venera.isi.edu", to an IP address such as "128.9.0.32". The DNS is a set of protocols and databases. The protocols define the syntax and semantics for a query language to ask questions about inform...

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