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Protocol Action: DNS Extensions to support IP version 6 to Draft Standard
The IESG has approved the Internet-Draft 'DNS Extensions to support IP
version 6' <draft-ietf-dnsext-rfc1886bis-03.txt> as a Draft Standard. This
document is the product of the DNS Extensions Working Group. The IESG
contact persons are Thomas Narten and Erik Nordmark
This document defines the changes that need to be made to the Domain
Name System to support hosts running IP version 6 (IPv6). The
changes include a resource record type to store an IPv6 address,
a domain to support lookups based on an IPv6 address, and updated
definitions of existing query types that return Internet addresses as
part of additional section processing. The extensions are designed
to be compatible with existing applications and, in particular, DNS
This Document combines RFC1886 and changes to RFC 1886 made by
RFC 3152, obsoleting both. Changes mainly consist in replacing
the IP6.INT domain by IP6.ARPA as defined in RFC 3152.
Working Group Summary
There was WG consensus to advance this document.
The specification has been reviewed for the IESG by Erik Nordmark.
Submitted Implementation Report can be viewed at
RFC Editor note:
In the Abstract please change:
s/Domain Name System/Domain Name System (DNS)/
Please add this at the end of the Introduction section:
The IP protocol version used for querying resource records is
independent of the protocol version of the resource records; e.g.
IPv4 transport can be used to query IPv6 records and vice versa.