Domain Name System Operations
|Document||Charter||Domain Name System Operations WG (dnsop)|
|Title||Domain Name System Operations|
|IESG||Responsible AD||Warren "Ace" Kumari|
|Charter edit AD||Warren "Ace" Kumari|
|Send notices to||(None)|
The DNS Operations Working Group will develop guidelines for the operation of DNS software and services and for the administration of DNS zones. These guidelines will provide technical information relating to the implementation of the DNS protocol by the operators and administrators of DNS zones. The group will perform the following activities: 1. Describe practices by which Domain Name System (DNS) software may be efficiently and correctly administered, configured, and operated on Internet networks. This will include root zone name servers, TLD name servers, or any other resolver or server functioning as part of the global DNS. As part of this effort, the group will produce documents explaining to the general Internet community what processes and mechanisms should be employed for the effective management and operation of DNS software and services, including root, TLD, and recursive servers. 2. Publish documents concerning DNSSEC operational procedures. 3. Publish documents concerning DNS operational procedures in IPv6 and mixed IPv6-IPv4 networks, and provide documentation and guidance on DNS-related IPv6 transition and coexistence issues. 4. Publish documents to address operational issues with the DNS protocols by extending or performing protocol maintenance on them. Act as focal-point for operator discussion and provide advice to the Ops ADs and other WGs on EDNS0 options, new RRTYPEs, DNSSEC, record synthesis, or other mechanics of extending DNS to support other applications. 5. Serve as a home for drafts that document the problem space around existing or new DNS issues. The group, with the advice and consent of the responsible AD in coordination with other areas, will then decide whether these issues belong in DNSOP under the existing charter and, if not, will work with the authors and appropriate ADs to determine the proper place for the work to be carried out. 6. Publish documents that attempt to better define the overlapping area among the public DNS root, DNS-like names as used in local or restricted naming scopes, and the 'special names' registry that IETF manages, perhaps including how they might interact. This work must take into consideration issues that are strictly beyond the operation of the DNS itself, and the working group will consult with IETF liaisons to other organizations as appropriate.