DNSSEC and forward zones

WBrown at e1b.org WBrown at e1b.org
Wed Nov 2 14:02:45 UTC 2011

Bill Owens <owens at nysernet.org> wrote on 11/02/2011 09:26:07 AM:

> I happened to be looking for some other details on mDNS yesterday 
> and noticed that the current draft version of the spec reserves .local:
> http://tools.ietf.org/html/draft-cheshire-dnsext-multicastdns-14
>    This document specifies that the DNS top-level domain ".local." is a
>    special domain with special semantics, namely that any fully-
>    qualified name ending in ".local." is link-local, and names within
>    this domain are meaningful only on the link where they originate.
> At the same time it also specifies that .local can only be used with
> mDNS, so it isn't really suitable for this use. . .

But it does provide some alternatives:


But can we guarantee that they won't be approved as new public TLDs per 
the new rules adopted this summer where anything can be a TLD?

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