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RFC 2606, "Reserved Top Level DNS Names", June 1999

Note: This RFC has been updated by RFC 6761

Source of RFC: dnsind (int)

Errata ID: 7741
Status: Held for Document Update
Type: Editorial
Publication Format(s) : TEXT

Reported By: Tromler
Date Reported: 2023-12-25
Held for Document Update by: Éric Vyncke
Date Held: 2024-01-12

Throughout the document, when it says:

Reserved Top Level DNS Names
invalid DNS names

It should say:

Reserved Top Level domain Names
invalid domain names


There is no such concept as a DNS name, nor is it found in any RFC. The correct concept is a domain name.

--RFC Editor Note:--
The term “DNS name” does appear in a number of RFCs, including recent ones (e.g., RFCs 9498, 9476, and 9178). It also appears in 6761, which updates 2606.

-- Verifier note --

The shortcut "DNS name" is indeed not in RFC 8499 (DNS terminology) but is also often used as a short cut.

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