Extensible Provisioning Protocol (EPP) Host Mapping
RFC 3732

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Network Working Group                                      S. Hollenbeck
Request for Comments: 3732                                VeriSign, Inc.
Category: Standards Track                                     March 2004

          Extensible Provisioning Protocol (EPP) Host Mapping

Status of this Memo

   This document specifies an Internet standards track protocol for the
   Internet community, and requests discussion and suggestions for
   improvements.  Please refer to the current edition of the "Internet
   Official Protocol Standards" (STD 1) for the standardization state
   and status of this protocol.  Distribution of this memo is unlimited.

Copyright Notice

   Copyright (C) The Internet Society (2004).  All Rights Reserved.

Abstract

   This document describes an Extensible Provisioning Protocol (EPP)
   mapping for the provisioning and management of Internet host names
   stored in a shared central repository.  Specified in XML, the mapping
   defines EPP command syntax and semantics as applied to host names.

Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
       1.1.  Relationship of Host Objects and Domain Objects . . . .   2
       1.2.  Conventions Used In This Document . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   2.  Object Attributes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
       2.1.  Host Names. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
       2.2.  Client Identifiers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
       2.3.  Status Values . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
       2.4.  Dates and Times . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
       2.5.  IP Addresses. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
   3. EPP Command Mapping. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
       3.1.  EPP Query Commands. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
             3.1.1.  EPP <check> Command . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
             3.1.2.  EPP <info> Command. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
             3.1.3.  EPP <transfer> Query Command. . . . . . . . . .  10
       3.2.  EPP Transform Commands. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
             3.2.1.  EPP <create> Command. . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
             3.2.2.  EPP <delete> Command. . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13
             3.2.3.  EPP <renew> Command . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  14
             3.2.4.  EPP <transfer> Command. . . . . . . . . . . . .  14
             3.2.5.  EPP <update> Command. . . . . . . . . . . . . .  15

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             3.2.6.  Offline Review of Requested Actions . . . . . .  17
   4.  Formal Syntax . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  19
   5.  Internationalization Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . .  24
   6.  IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  25
   7.  Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  25
   8.  Acknowledgements. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  25
   9.  References. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  26
       9.1.  Normative References. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  26
       9.2.  Informative References. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  27
   10. Author's Address. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  27
   11. Full Copyright Statement. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  28

1.  Introduction

   This document describes an Internet host name mapping for version 1.0
   of the Extensible Provisioning Protocol (EPP).  This mapping is
   specified using the Extensible Markup Language (XML) 1.0 as described
   in [XML] and XML Schema notation as described in [XMLS-1] and [XMLS-
   2].

   [RFC3730] provides a complete description of EPP command and response
   structures.  A thorough understanding of the base protocol
   specification is necessary to understand the mapping described in
   this document.

   XML is case sensitive.  Unless stated otherwise, XML specifications
   and examples provided in this document MUST be interpreted in the
   character case presented to develop a conforming implementation.

1.1.  Relationship of Host Objects and Domain Objects

   This document assumes that host name objects have a subordinate
   relationship to a superordinate domain name object.  For example,
   host name "ns1.example.com" has a subordinate relationship to domain
   name "example.com".  EPP actions (such as object transfers) that do
   not preserve this relationship MUST be explicitly disallowed.

   A host name object can be created in a repository for which no
   superordinate domain name object exists.  For example, host name
   "ns1.example.com" can be created in the ".example" repository so that
   DNS domains in ".example" can be delegated to the host.  Such hosts
   are described as "external" hosts in this specification since the
   name of the host does not belong to the name space of the repository
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