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TCP/IP Guide by Charles M. Kozierok

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Chapter 54. DNS NAME REGISTRATION, PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION, ZONES, AND AUTHORITIES

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The previous chapter explained how the Domain Name System (DNS) name space consists of a hierarchy of domains and subdomains. From the root, we have a number of top-level domains, then second-level domains below them, and still lower-level domains below that. The obvious questions then become: How do we determine the shape and structure of the name space, and who will manage it? More specifically, who will control the root of the tree and decide what the top-level domains will be called? How will we then subdivide control over the rest of the name space? How do we ...

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