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TCP/IP Guide by Charles M. Kozierok

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Chapter 53. DNS NAME SPACE, ARCHITECTURE, AND TERMINOLOGY

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The name space is the most fundamental part of any name system, since it is what defines the ways that the names themselves are created. The name space tells us what form names may take and provides the rules for how they are created. Most important, it specifies the architecture of the names—the internal structure of names themselves. This, in turn, has a critical influence on how name registration and resolution work, making an examination of name space and architecture issues the obvious place to start in learning the details of the Domain Name System (DNS).

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