Re: [DNSOP] New draft for ALIAS/ANAME type

Dan York <> Mon, 03 April 2017 19:40 UTC

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Thread-Topic: [DNSOP] New draft for ALIAS/ANAME type
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Subject: Re: [DNSOP] New draft for ALIAS/ANAME type
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I very much like the idea of this draft, given that I use multiple DNS hosting providers who all have their own unique (and proprietary) way of doing "CNAME flattening at the apex". I think the reality of today's user experience with domain names is that we are increasingly dropping the "www" or any other kind of second-level domain. So we want to talk about our sites as "<>" ... but as the publisher we want to use CDNs, load balancers and other systems that need us to use a CNAME. A standardized way of doing this would be helpful.

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On Mar 30, 2017, at 7:13 PM, Evan Hunt <<>> wrote:

(Incidentally, I'm working on a somewhat more ambitious ANAME draft with
Peter van Dijk and Anthony Eden, who has kindly agreed to merge his efforts
with ours. I expect to post it in a few days, stay tuned.)

... I think it would be helpful for the new draft to have a few examples of what the RR would look like in a zone file.  (This was the one component I found missing from Anthony's ALIAS draft.)

Thanks for doing this,

Dan York
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