User wanting to use a .local domain to host DNS

Jim Glassford jmglass at
Wed Nov 14 16:32:54 UTC 2012

Just fyi,

some talk about Extensions of the Bonjoure Protocol Suite few days ago;

Date: Tuesday, November 6, 2012 9:11 AM

The mdnsext BoF is today at 15:20 US Eastern Time. The agenda is below.
Slides are available here:
Remote participation details are here:

Thomas and I will need someone to take minutes, and a Jabber relay - 
volunteers welcome!


Extensions of the Bonjour Protocol Suite (mdnsext) BoF

On 11/14/2012 10:15 AM, Kevin Darcy wrote:
> The .local TLD is "reserved" for link-local names, in the context of
> multicast DNS ("mDNS"), however, I don't think mDNS has progressed
> beyond the Internet Draft stage of the IETF Standards Track process. See
> for latest updates.
> It would be imprudent to use .local for anything other mDNS, due to the
> possibility that mDNS might get on the Standards Track some day. Tell
> the user that there are billions of other "private" TLDs from which to
> choose.
>                                                  - Kevin
> On 11/14/2012 10:02 AM, King, Harold Clyde (Hal) wrote:
>> I'm a bit confused by a user request. I think he is trying to keep
>> some hosts on the private side of DNS, but he wants to use a DNS name
>> like host.sub.local. I do not know of the use of the .local TLD except
>> in bonjure. Can anyone shed some light on the use of the .local TLD?
>> --
>> Hal King  - hck at <mailto:hck at>
>> Systems Administrator
>> Office of Information Technology
>> Systems: Business Information Systems
>> The University of Tennessee
>> 103C5 Kingston Pike Building
>> 2309 Kingston Pk. Knoxville, TN 37996
>> Phone: 974-1599
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