[rfc-dist] RFC 3696 on Application Techniques for Checking and Transformation of Names

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        RFC 3696

        Title:      Application Techniques for Checking and
                    Transformation of Names
        Author(s):  J. Klensin
        Status:     Informational
        Date:       February 2004
        Mailbox:    john-ietf@jck.com
        Pages:      16
        Characters: 39238
        Updates/Obsoletes/SeeAlso:    None

        I-D Tag:    draft-klensin-name-filters-03.txt

        URL:        ftp://ftp.rfc-editor.org/in-notes/rfc3696.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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