Domain space (DS) is just the regular public internet with an added top level domain 'dom' and support which operators use for greater control of name space. As used here, it refers to a peerage of autonomous operators routing names upon their discretion. The default in core domain space is all ICANN/IANA TLDs plus one but other operators may choose something else. Since the public roots are generally not affected, we use the term "Aux(lliary) root" instead of Alt-root.
User name services are provided thru the .
Domain Engineering TLD
Add 1 or more of these name servers ( or their addresses ) to your active resolver(s) to use our aux root:
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<LINKING_ZONE> ::= <DS_ZONE>.<IANA_ZONE> A linking zone is a bridge from the public name system, n in <n-1> is currently 2 and
the zone rotations are
<LINKING_ZONE> Epoch Vendor <DS_ZONE> <IANA_ZONE> 'ai-integration' 'biz' 2005-03 — 2025-02 Neustar 'meansofproduction' 'biz' 2006-11 — 2024-10 Neustar 'meansofproduction' TBA 2024-07-14 TBA 'mecha.dom' split from aii.biz N/A 2023-01-01 N/A 'sameboat' 'live' 2017-11 — 2022-11 Donuts 'sameboat' 'network' 2022-05 — 2027 Donuts 'sameboat' 'live' 2022-08 — N/A
- Suffixes which are dropped for general public use may still be routed for private purposes*
The rotating linking zone is the distinguishing feature of my alt root concept which otherwise is ordinary DNS/EPP. Although the facilities provided by overlaying services may obscure this fact it's essential to interoperability of private domain spaces with the public internet.
A compromise between stability and flexibility/independence from the priced system is struck by rotation of a IANA TLD and a period of dual routing of the old and new during the rotation.
Canonical mappings from public (IANA) name space into a private domain space are to simply drop the IANA TLD, replace it by .dom or one designated for use in private spaces (which can be the same to replace the whole TLD).
Names only routed in a domain space lack an IANA suffix (or equvalently use .dom) and are not affected by linking zone rotation.
Operators manage impact if any in their domain spaces across linking zone rotations, including determining their own epoch duration policies, above are for core domain space.
The following were formerly (in this century) publicly routed but have been private for some time.
Epoch Vendor <DS_ZONE> <IANA_ZONE> 'commoditysoftware' 'org' before 2014 Originally Verisign 'thoughtcrime' 'biz' before 2022 Neustar
* An example is thoughtcrime.biz, thoughtcrime.dom is already the reference domain but tcb.biz will route publicly for a while and then only via my root for the .biz suffix.
Paid²users have access from recursion and additional basic name services for users below developer class up to continuous live maintenance by intelligent agency for operators.
As used here, the background operation of the public priced name systems are assumed as needed, excluded where desirable, e.g. for privacy or security. Our system is constructed using the standard unix networking software and forms a superspace of the public name system with these properties:
- Individual operators of the system determine which TLDs they recognize. The system administered here only allocates the TLDs FCFS to operators, it doesn't have the intent of acting as a sole authoritative source even for the .dom name, which operators may override to establish cooperating alt roots. The TLD operators in essence agree to a common real TLD space which they may present internally differently, but which starts with the common public systems plus a single reserved name: ".dom" for their private/peer namespace.
- IPV6 and TLS are defaults, 4 and plain text special cases.
- Simple name seeking registrars are prohibited. Registrars must offer the name service free bundled with value added services.
- A rich default common systems application environment which operators may optionally use is provided in which all users are identified and at least in principle, traceable.
An equivalent function is assumed for peer operators, as provided by mymerged with the Czech NIC software as maintained by me for my Ubuntu LTS targets. End users of the "sameboat/C-六" core PHP-Python CMS have significant consumer level DNS functionality upon sufficient entitlement.