Uniform Resource Name (URN) Namespace Registration Transition
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URNbis                                                        J. Klensin
Internet-Draft
Obsoletes: 3044, 3187 (if approved)                            J. Hakala
Intended status: Standards Track         The National Library of Finland
Expires: November 10, 2017                                   May 9, 2017

     Uniform Resource Name (URN) Namespace Registration Transition
                 draft-ietf-urnbis-ns-reg-transition-07

Abstract

   The original registration procedure for formal Uniform Resource Name
   (URN) namespaces required IETF Consensus.  That requirement
   discouraged some registrations and increased the risk for problems
   that could occur as a result.  The requirements have now been changed
   by RFC 8141, which adopts a different model, focusing on encouraging
   registration and publication of information for all appropriate
   namespaces.  This document clarifies that status of relevant older
   RFCs and advises IANA about selected existing registrations.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
   2.  Obsoleting Older Registration RFCs for ISSNs and ISBNs  . . .   3
     2.1.  ISBN URN Changes  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
     2.2.  ISSN URN Changes  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
   3.  Obsoleting older registration RFC for NBNs  . . . . . . . . .   4
   4.  Other existing URN registrations and RFCs . . . . . . . . . .   5
   5.  IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
   6.  Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
   7.  Acknowledgements  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
   8.  Contributors  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
   9.  References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
     9.1.  Normative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
     9.2.  Informative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
   Appendix A.  Change Log . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
     A.1.  Changes from version -00 to -01 . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
     A.2.  Changes from version -01 to -02 . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
     A.3.  Changes from version -02 to -03 . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
     A.4.  Changes from version -03 to -04 . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
     A.5.  Changes from version -04 to -05 . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
     A.6.  Changes from version -05 to -06 . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
     A.7.  Changes from version -06 (2016-02-07) to -07 (2017-05-09)   9
   Authors' Addresses  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10

1.  Introduction

   As a part of the initial development of the Uniform Resource Name
   (URN) system in the late 1990s, the IETF URN working group agreed
   that it was important to demonstrate that the URN syntax can
   accommodate existing identifier systems.  RFC 2288 [RFC2288] proved
   the feasibility of using International Standard Book Number (ISBN),
   International Standard Serial Number (ISSN), and Serial Item and
   Contribution Identifier (SICI) [ANSI-SICI]) as URNs; however, it did
   not formally register corresponding URN namespaces.  This was in part
   due to the still evolving process to formalize criteria for namespace
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