[rfc-dist] RFC 3696 on Application Techniques for Checking and Transformation of Names
Thu, 26 Feb 2004 18:04:43 -0800
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Title: Application Techniques for Checking and
Transformation of Names
Author(s): J. Klensin
Date: February 2004
I-D Tag: draft-klensin-name-filters-03.txt
Many Internet applications have been designed to deduce top-level
domains (or other domain name labels) from partial information. The
introduction of new top-level domains, especially non-country-code
ones, has exposed flaws in some of the methods used by these
applications. These flaws make it more difficult, or impossible, for
users of the applications to access the full Internet. This memo
discusses some of the techniques that have been used and gives some
guidance for minimizing their negative impact as the domain name
environment evolves. This document draws summaries of the applicable
rules together in one place and supplies references to the actual
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Joyce K. Reynolds and Sandy Ginoza
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