I long believed that I'd destroyed all copies of this, but a friend had it in hard copy and scanned it in. I think 13 years is long enough. Think of this as the unpublished conclusion from my Ph.D thesis.
Note, Paul Mockapetris wrote none of this, I had his name on it as part of the joke. Paul M convinced me not to submit this as an April 1 RFC that year, in fact.
In 1983, experimental research and deployment was begun on a Domain Name System for the Internet. Now, 18 years later, it is time to conclude that experiment, take stock of what we have learned, and begin work on a production solution.