Domain Name System Operations

The information below is for an older proposed charter
Document Proposed charter Domain Name System Operations WG (dnsop) Snapshot
Title Domain Name System Operations
Last updated 2014-04-27
State Start Chartering/Rechartering (Internal Steering Group/IAB Review) Rechartering
WG State Active
IESG Responsible AD Warren Kumari
Charter Edit AD Joel Jaeggli
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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

1. Define the processes 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 on extensions or protocol maintenance to the
   DNS Protocol, with a focus on the operational impacts of such
   changes.  Act as clearinghouse for discussion or provide advice
   to 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 clearinghouse for DNS-related issues where people can
   bring drafts that document the problem space around these issues.
   The group will then decide whether these issues belong in DNSOP
   and, if not, will work with the authors and appropriate ADs to
   determine the appropriate group for the work.

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