(1) What type of RFC is being requested (BCP, Proposed Standard, Internet
Standard, Informational, Experimental, or Historic)? Why is this the proper
type of RFC? Is this type of RFC indicated in the title page header?
This document is intended as an Informational RFC. Informational is indicated
in the title page header. The document describes a series of potential privacy
issues that should be considered by operators, developers, and users of the
DNS. The document does not describe protocol operations or recommendations for
operating or using the DNS. As such, Informational is the proper type.
(2) The IESG approval announcement includes a Document Announcement Write-Up.
Please provide such a Document Announcement Write-Up. Recent examples can be
found in the "Action" announcements for approved documents. The approval
announcement contains the following sections:
This document describes the privacy issues associated with the use of
the DNS by Internet users. It is intended to be an analysis of the
present situation and does not prescribe solutions. This document
obsoletes RFC 7626.
Working Group Summary:
As privacy aspects differ between readers, there was significant discussions
over what issues warranted mention in the document, especially as a -bis
document. The resulting content represents the key aspects that the WG felt was
important to document on privacy matters related to DNS.
This document received a number of reviews from a variety of stakeholder
communities. The shepherd considers the document solid and worthy of
Who is the Document Shepherd? Brian Haberman
Who is the Responsible Area Director? Éric Vyncke
(3) Briefly describe the review of this document that was performed by the
Document Shepherd. If this version of the document is not ready for
publication, please explain why the document is being forwarded to the IESG.
The document shepherd performed two types of reviews of the document. The first
review focused on the process-related aspects of publishing an RFC, including
the existence of any nits. The document is structured accordingly for an
Informational document. The document does contain references to two drafts that
have been revised since the publication of this version of the draft. Those
references will be rectified when an updated version of this draft is published.
The second review performed on the document focused on assessing that all
comments and issues raised during the WG process were addressed. The shepherd
reviewed all comments made during the WGLC as well as comments raised on the
mailing list during development of the draft. The shepherd is comfortable that
the authors addressed all issues raised within the WG.
(4) Does the document Shepherd have any concerns about the depth or breadth of
the reviews that have been performed?
(5) Do portions of the document need review from a particular or from broader
perspective, e.g., security, operational complexity, AAA, DNS, DHCP, XML, or
internationalization? If so, describe the review that took place.
As this is a revision of an existing RFC focused on privacy issues, it would be
beneficial to have someone with an in-depth knowledge of privacy issues to
review the document before/during IETF Last Call.
(6) Describe any specific concerns or issues that the Document Shepherd has
with this document that the Responsible Area Director and/or the IESG should be
aware of? For example, perhaps he or she is uncomfortable with certain parts of
the document, or has concerns whether there really is a need for it. In any
event, if the WG has discussed those issues and has indicated that it still
wishes to advance the document, detail those concerns here.
(7) Has each author confirmed that any and all appropriate IPR disclosures
required for full conformance with the provisions of BCP 78 and BCP 79 have
already been filed. If not, explain why?
(8) Has an IPR disclosure been filed that references this document? If so,
summarize any WG discussion and conclusion regarding the IPR disclosures.
(9) How solid is the WG consensus behind this document? Does it represent the
strong concurrence of a few individuals, with others being silent, or does the
WG as a whole understand and agree with it?
There is strong consensus within the WG for the contents of this document. A
vocal minority have voiced issues with parts of the document that potentially
relate to possible work within the proposed ADD/ABCD working group. The
shepherd believes that this document captures the current privacy issues
related to DNS.
(10) Has anyone threatened an appeal or otherwise indicated extreme discontent?
If so, please summarise the areas of conflict in separate email messages to the
Responsible Area Director. (It should be in a separate email because this
questionnaire is publicly available.)
(11) Identify any ID nits the Document Shepherd has found in this document.
(See http://www.ietf.org/tools/idnits/ and the Internet-Drafts Checklist).
Boilerplate checks are not enough; this check needs to be thorough.
As noted in (3), this document references two drafts that have newer versions
published since the publication of this draft.
(12) Describe how the document meets any required formal review criteria, such
as the MIB Doctor, YANG Doctor, media type, and URI type reviews.
(13) Have all references within this document been identified as either
normative or informative?
(14) Are there normative references to documents that are not ready for
advancement or are otherwise in an unclear state? If such normative references
exist, what is the plan for their completion?
(15) Are there downward normative references references (see RFC 3967)? If so,
list these downward references to support the Area Director in the Last Call
(16) Will publication of this document change the status of any existing RFCs?
Are those RFCs listed on the title page header, listed in the abstract, and
discussed in the introduction? If the RFCs are not listed in the Abstract and
Introduction, explain why, and point to the part of the document where the
relationship of this document to the other RFCs is discussed. If this
information is not in the document, explain why the WG considers it unnecessary.
This document obsoletes RFC 7626. The header correctly identifies that action
as does the Abstract. That information is not in the Introduction.
(17) Describe the Document Shepherd's review of the IANA considerations
section, especially with regard to its consistency with the body of the
document. Confirm that all protocol extensions that the document makes are
associated with the appropriate reservations in IANA registries. Confirm that
any referenced IANA registries have been clearly identified. Confirm that newly
created IANA registries include a detailed specification of the initial
contents for the registry, that allocations procedures for future registrations
are defined, and a reasonable name for the new registry has been suggested (see
(18) List any new IANA registries that require Expert Review for future
allocations. Provide any public guidance that the IESG would find useful in
selecting the IANA Experts for these new registries.
(19) Describe reviews and automated checks performed by the Document Shepherd
to validate sections of the document written in a formal language, such as XML
code, BNF rules, MIB definitions, YANG modules, etc.
(20) If the document contains a YANG module, has the module been checked with
any of the recommended validation tools
(https://trac.ietf.org/trac/ops/wiki/yang-review-tools) for syntax and
formatting validation? If there are any resulting errors or warnings, what is
the justification for not fixing them at this time? Does the YANG module comply
with the Network Management Datastore Architecture (NMDA) as specified in