A new Request for Comments is now available in online RFC libraries. BCP 66 RFC 3406 Title: Uniform Resource Names (URN) Namespace Definition Mechanisms Author(s): L. Daigle, D. van Gulik, R. Iannella, P. Faltstrom Status: Best Current Practice Date: October 2002 Mailbox: firstname.lastname@example.org, Dirkx@webweaving.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org Pages: 22 Characters: 43707 Obsoletes: 2611 SeeAlso: BCP 66 I-D Tag: draft-ietf-urn-rfc2611bis-04.txt URL: ftp://ftp.rfc-editor.org/in-notes/rfc3406.txt This document lays out general definitions of and mechanisms for establishing Uniform Resource Names (URN) "namespaces". The URN WG has defined a syntax for URNs in RFC 2141, as well as some proposed mechanisms for their resolution and use in Internet applications in RFC 3401 and RFC 3405. The whole rests on the concept of individual "namespaces" within the URN structure. Apart from proof-of-concept namespaces, the use of existing identifiers in URNs has been discussed in RFC 2288. This document is a product of the Uniform Resource Names Working Group of the IETF. This document specifies an Internet Best Current Practices for the Internet Community, and requests discussion and suggestions for improvements. Distribution of this memo is unlimited. This announcement is sent to the IETF list and the RFC-DIST list. Requests to be added to or deleted from the IETF distribution list should be sent to IETF-REQUEST@IETF.ORG. Requests to be added to or deleted from the RFC-DIST distribution list should be sent to RFC-DIST-REQUEST@RFC-EDITOR.ORG. Details on obtaining RFCs via FTP or EMAIL may be obtained by sending an EMAIL message to rfc-info@RFC-EDITOR.ORG with the message body help: ways_to_get_rfcs. For example: To: rfc-info@RFC-EDITOR.ORG Subject: getting rfcs help: ways_to_get_rfcs Requests for special distribution should be addressed to either the author of the RFC in question, or to RFC-Manager@RFC-EDITOR.ORG. Unless specifically noted otherwise on the RFC itself, all RFCs are for unlimited distribution.echo Submissions for Requests for Comments should be sent to RFC-EDITOR@RFC-EDITOR.ORG. Please consult RFC 2223, Instructions to RFC Authors, for further information.