DNS Resources Directory
The Domain Name System (DNS) is a distributed Internet directory service. DNS is used
primarily to translate between domain names and IP addresses, and to control Internet
There are several overview documents available,
explaining DNS from a high-level perspective.
The DNS Resources Directory (DNSRD) has been providing annotated links to information
about the DNS since 1994.
- Mark Symons has contributed several nicely HTML-ized RFC's.
Coming soon: Mark's reviews of several Windows-based tools! 31-Mar-1998
- RFC 2247 on embedding DNS names in LDAP/X.500 is
published on the IETF standards track. Another step by the LDAP community to supplant DNS.
- RFC 2163 on embedding X.400 mail addressing in DNS
is published on the IETF standards track. 07-Jan-1998
Also have a look at Domainz
- Reference material
- Documents (FAQ, BOG, etc.)
- Internet Drafts ...updated!
- RFC's ...updated!
- Mailing lists
- DNS Resource Records (RR's)
- DNSRD Tips
- Names, registration, root servers
- DNS Registration
- Top-level domain names
- IAHC Documents on Domain Names
- Name server statistics
- Root server hints file
- Other resources
- DNSSEC security extensions
- DNS secondary service exchange
- The Public DNS Service, free DNS server
- Ask Mr. DNS, provided by Acme Byte & Wire
- American Internet
- Network Wizards Domain Survey