Domain Connect API - Communications between DNS Provider and Services
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Registration Protocols Extensions                               A. Blinn
Internet-Draft                                                 R. Carney
Intended status: Informational                              GoDaddy Inc.
Expires: August 5, 2017                                 February 1, 2017

 Domain Connect API - Communications between DNS Provider and Services
                  draft-carney-regext-domainconnect-02

Abstract

   This document provides information related to the Domain Connect API
   that was built to support communications between DNS Providers and
   Service Providers (hosting, social, email, hardware, etc.).

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
   2.  Terminology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   3.  Definitions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   4.  The API . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
     4.1.  Web-Based Authentication, Authorization & Template Action
           Flow  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
     4.2.  OAuth Based Authentication and Authorization Flow . . . .   5
     4.3.  DNS Provider Initiated Flows  . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
     4.4.  DNS Provider Discovery  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
     4.5.  Domain Connect Endpoints  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
       4.5.1.  Web Based Flow  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
         4.5.1.1.  Web Based Flow: Template  . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
         4.5.1.2.  Web Based Flow: Initiation  . . . . . . . . . . .   8
       4.5.2.  OAuth Flow  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
         4.5.2.1.  Getting an Authorization Token  . . . . . . . . .  10
         4.5.2.2.  Requesting an Access Token  . . . . . . . . . . .  11
         4.5.2.3.  Making Requests with Access Tokens  . . . . . . .  12
         4.5.2.4.  Apply Template to Domain  . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
         4.5.2.5.  Revert Template . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13
         4.5.2.6.  Revoke Access . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  14
     4.6.  Domain Connect Objects and Templates  . . . . . . . . . .  14
     4.7.  Implementation Notes  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  16
     4.8.  Operational and Implementation Considerations . . . . . .  19
   5.  IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  20
   6.  Acknowledgements  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  20
   7.  Change History  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  20
     7.1.  Change from 01 to 02  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  20
     7.2.  Change from 00 to 01  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  20
   8.  Normative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  20
   Authors' Addresses  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  21

1.  Introduction

   Configuring a service at a Service Provider to work with a domain is
   a complex task and is difficult for users.

   Typically a customer will try to configure their service by entering
   their domain name with the Service Provider.  The Service Provider
   then uses a number of techniques to discover the DNS Provider.  This
   might include DNS queries to determine the registrar and/or the
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