Report from the Workshop and Prize on Root Causes and Mitigation of Name Collisions (RFC8023)
Original Publication Date: 2016-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2016-Nov-11
Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)
M. Thomas: AUTHOR [+3]
It has been well known within the Internet research and engineering community that many installed systems in the Internet query the domain name system (DNS) root for names under a wide range of top- level domains (TLDs). Many of these TLDs are not delegated, which results in a response indicating that the name queried does not exist (commonly called an NXDOMAIN response [RFC7719]). In the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) community, it was observed as early as November 2010 by the Security and Stability Advisory Committee (SSAC) report [SAC045] that the addition of new TLDs in the DNS root could result in so-called name collisions for names used in environments other than the global Internet. Some installed systems, following established (albeit not vetted) operational practices, generate queries to the global DNS with name suffixes that, under seemingly reasonable assumptions at the time the systems were designed or configured, were not expected to be delegated as TLDs. Many of these installed systems depend explicitly
Independent Submission M. Thomas Request for Comments: 8023 Category: Informational A. Mankin ISSN: 2070-1721 Salesforce L. Zhang UCLA November 2016
Report from the Workshop and Prize on Root Causes and Mitigation of Name Collisions
This document provides context and a report on the workshop on "Root Causes and Mitigation of Name Collisions", which took place in London, United Kingdom, from March 8 to 10, 2014. The main goal of the workshop was to foster a discussion on the causes and potential mitigations of domain name collisions. This report provides a small amount of background and context; then, it provides a summary of the workshop's discussions.
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RFC 8023 Name Collisions Workshop November 2016
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Table of Contents
1. Introduction ....................................................2
2. Background and Context ..........................................4