At last we are done with RFC 5507 – Design Choices When Expanding the DNS. I started working on this while being on the Internet Architecture Board in May 2004. Now almost 5 years later, it is finally released.
A new Request for Comments is now available in online RFC libraries.
Title: Design Choices When Expanding the DNS Author: P. Faltstrom, Ed., R. Austein, Ed., P. Koch, Ed. Status: Informational Date: April 2009 Mailbox: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com Pages: 18 Characters: 44045 Updates/Obsoletes/SeeAlso: None
I-D Tag: draft-iab-dns-choices-08.txt
This note discusses how to extend the DNS with new data for a new application. DNS extension discussions too often focus on reuse of the TXT Resource Record Type. This document lists different mechanisms to extend the DNS, and concludes that the use of a new DNS Resource Record Type is the best solution. This memo provides information for the Internet community.
This document is a product of the Internet Architecture Board.
INFORMATIONAL: This memo provides information for the Internet community. It does not specify an Internet standard of any kind. Distribution of this memo is unlimited.