[rfc-dist] RFC 5507 on Design Choices When Expanding the DNS

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        RFC 5507

        Title:      Design Choices When Expanding the DNS 
        Author:     P. Faltstrom, Ed., 
                    R. Austein, Ed., 
                    P. Koch, Ed.
        Status:     Informational
        Date:       April 2009
        Mailbox:    iab at iab.org, 
                    paf at cisco.com, 
                    sra at isc.org,
                    pk at denic.de
        Pages:      18
        Characters: 44045
        Updates/Obsoletes/SeeAlso:   None

        I-D Tag:    draft-iab-dns-choices-08.txt

        URL:        http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc5507.txt

This note discusses how to extend the DNS with new data for a new
application.  DNS extension discussions too often focus on reuse of
the TXT Resource Record Type.  This document lists different
mechanisms to extend the DNS, and concludes that the use of a new DNS
Resource Record Type is the best solution.  This memo provides information 
for the Internet community.

This document is a product of the Internet Architecture Board.

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