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 email delivery.

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.


Latest DNS news

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. 09-Jan-1998
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 Global News.

Reference material
Documents (FAQ, BOG, etc.)
Internet Drafts ...updated!
RFC's ...updated!
Books
Mailing lists
Newsgroups
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
Software
Servers
Tools
Other resources
DNSSEC security extensions
DNS secondary service exchange
The Public DNS Service, free DNS server space
Ask Mr. DNS, provided by Acme Byte & Wire
American Internet
Network Wizards Domain Survey