Shepherd writeup

1. Summary

Murray Kucherawy is the document shepherd.
Pete Resnick is the responsible Area Director.

2. Review and Consensus

This document received a fair amount of the working group's attention throughout the life of the working group, and has also received a small amount of commentary from outside the working group.

It, along with the Using HTTP document and the JSON response document, form the core of the RDAP protocol.  Notably, there has been lengthy discussion of such things as internationalized domain names (Andrew Sullivan, John Klensin) and I18N in general.  There has been no formal review requested on that topic, but given the attention it got already, I am not concerned about a need to do so.

Security review is pending, though that will happen through the normal course of IETF Last Call via SECDIR, so it has not been explicitly requested.

There exist a handful of prototype implementations based on this document, so there's running code.

There has been nothing unusual process-wise.  No appeals have been threatened.

3. Intellectual Property

Andy Newton affirmed that there are no known outstanding IPR matters with respect to this document, and understand they have been operating under BCP 78/79 all along.  I expect Scott Hollenbeck to similarly affirm at any time.

4. Other Points

There is a normative downward reference to RFC1166, which does not currently appear in the downref registry.