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Registration in the MIL Domain (RFC1956) Disclosure Number: IPCOM000004251D
Original Publication Date: 1996-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2000-Sep-13
Document File: 2 page(s) / 3K

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Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

D. Engebretson & R. Plzak: AUTHOR


This RFC describes the policy for the registration of second level domains under the ".MIL" domain.

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Network Working Group D. Engebretson

Request for Comments: 1956 R. Plzak

Category: Informational DoD NIC

June 1996

Registration in the MIL Domain

Status of this Memo

This memo provides information for the Internet community. This memo

does not specify an Internet standard of any kind. Distribution of

this memo is unlimited.


This RFC describes the policy for the registration of second level

domains under the ".MIL" domain.


A. The ".MIL" domain is delegated from the root authority to the US

Department of Defense (DoD). Only US military services, unified or

specified commands, and operating agencies of the DoD which do not

report through military service chains can be registered as a second

level domain under the ".MIL" domain. All other DoD organizations

will register through their respective second level domain

administrators using the registration procedures established by those

offices. The ".MIL" domain is administered by the DoD Network

Information Center (NIC).

B. The domain names under the ".MIL" will be descriptive of the

organization they will service. The domain name length is preferred

to be 12 characters or less, and must be unique (first come first

serve if duplicates occur).

C. Each second level domain under the ".MIL" domain will be

supported by at least two name servers. Preferably these servers

will be located in two separate networks. All DNS servers supporting

subdomains of the ".MIL" domain must be in the ".MIL" domain.

D. Prospective second level domain administrators in the ".MIL"

domain will request registration using the template provided by the

DoD NIC. The templates are available via anonymous FTP or

interactively via the DoD NIC World Wide Web Homepage. The domain

request template shall be submitted to the DoD NIC hostmaster

( The DoD NIC hostmaster will only accept

domain registration templates from registered ".MIL" users.

Security Considerations

Security issues are not discussed in this memo.

Authors' Addresses

D.W. Engebretson


11440 Isaac Newton Square

Reston, VA 22090

Phone: +1 703 735 8065


Raymond Plzak

Department of Defense Network Information Center

14200 Parkridge Drive Suite 200

Chantilly, VA 22021

Phone: +1 800 365 3642