The convention is fairly intuitive, but the following RFC should
# 0819 Domain naming convention for Internet user applications. Z. Su,
# J. Postel. Aug-01-1982. (Format: TXT=35314 bytes)
If you're referring to naming in terms of service offering (which I
don't think is covered in the RFC) then the convention is to use
CNAMEs in the form of <applic-level-protocol>.subdomain.<etc>, where
application level protocols are services such as ftp, mail, gopher ...
etc. Obviously the CNAME points to a physical machine. FTI: Bellovin
suggests these should be encoded in network layer addresses in IPng.
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