- Canonical URL:
- File formats:
- INTERNET STANDARD
- RFC 973, RFC 882, RFC 883
- Updated by:
- RFC 1101, RFC 1183, RFC 1348, RFC 1876, RFC 1982, RFC 2065, RFC 2181, RFC 2308, RFC 2535, RFC 4033, RFC 4034, RFC 4035, RFC 4343, RFC 4035, RFC 4592, RFC 5936
- P.V. Mockapetris
This RFC is the revised basic definition of The Domain Name System. It obsoletes RFC-882. This memo describes the domain style names and their used for host address look up and electronic mail forwarding. It discusses the clients and servers in the domain name system and the protocol used between them.
For the definition of Status, see RFC 2026.
For the definition of Stream, see RFC 4844.