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Network Working Group D. Engebretson
Request for Comments: 1956 R. Plzak
Category: Informational DoD NIC
Registration in the MIL Domain
Status of this Memo
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This RFC describes the policy for the registration of second level
domains under the ".MIL" domain.
A. The ".MIL" domain is delegated from the root authority to the US
Department of Defense (DoD). Only US military services, unified or
specified commands, and operating agencies of the DoD which do not
report through military service chains can be registered as a second
level domain under the ".MIL" domain. All other DoD organizations
will register through their respective second level domain
administrators using the registration procedures established by those
offices. The ".MIL" domain is administered by the DoD Network
Information Center (NIC).
B. The domain names under the ".MIL" will be descriptive of the
organization they will service. The domain name length is preferred
to be 12 characters or less, and must be unique (first come first
serve if duplicates occur).
C. Each second level domain under the ".MIL" domain will be
supported by at least two name servers. Preferably these servers
will be located in two separate networks. All DNS servers supporting
subdomains of the ".MIL" domain must be in the ".MIL" domain.
D. Prospective second level domain administrators in the ".MIL"
domain will request registration using the template provided by the
DoD NIC. The templates are available via anonymous FTP or
interactively via the DoD NIC World Wide Web Homepage. The domain
request template shall be submitted to the DoD NIC hostmaster
(email@example.com). The DoD NIC hostmaster will only accept
domain registration templates from registered ".MIL" users.
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RFC 1956 Management of the MIL Domain June 1996
Security issues are not discussed in this memo.
11440 Isaac Newton Square
Reston, VA 22090
Phone: +1 703 735 8065
Department of Defense Network Information Center
14200 Parkridge Drive Suite 200
Chantilly, VA 22021
Phone: +1 800 365 3642
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