Domain Name System Operations

The information below is for an older approved charter
Document Charter Domain Name System Operations WG (dnsop) Snapshot
Title Domain Name System Operations
Last updated 1999-06-03
State Approved
WG State Active
IESG Responsible AD Warren Kumari
Charter Edit AD (None)
Send notices to (None)


The DNS Operations Working Group will develop guidelines for the
   operation of DNS software servers and the administration of DNS zone
   files. 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. 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, gTLD name servers, name servers for other DNS
         zones, iterative DNS resolvers, and recursive DNS resolvers.
         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. 
   2. Publish documents concerning DNSSEC operational procedures. 
   3. Publish documents concerning the IPv6 DNS operational
         procedures and DNS-related IPv6 transition and coexistence
   4. Publish documents concerning the operations of the root and
         TLD services, and DNS resolvers.