RFC 1591

RFC 1591

(networking, standard)
The RFC defining the Domain Name System. Written by J. Postel in March 1994.
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As late as 1994, when the DNS design had already substantially evolved into the form it has today, RFC 1591 said little on the now-vexed question of domain names and trademarks.
Soon after RFC 1591 was published in 1994, businesses started rushing to establish their presence on the Internet, prompting a rapid increase in commercial and near-commercial uses, including corporate PR.
In the document, called RFC 1591, Postel says that the designated managers of the domains "have a duty to serve the community," and "it is appropriate to be concerned about 'responsibilities' and 'service' to the community," above all other considerations.