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Registration of Second-Level URN Namespaces under "ietf"
RFC 6924

Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)                          B. Leiba
Request for Comments: 6924                           Huawei Technologies
Updates: 2648                                                 April 2013
Category: Informational
ISSN: 2070-1721

        Registration of Second-Level URN Namespaces under "ietf"

Abstract

   RFC 2648 defines the "ietf" URN namespace and a number of sub-
   namespaces.  RFC 3553 defines an additional sub-namespace, "params",
   and creates a registry to document allocations under that.  But there
   is no registry that lists, in one place, all sub-namespaces of
   "ietf".  This document creates and populates such a registry, thereby
   changing the mechanism defined in RFC 2648 for adding new sub-
   namespaces of "ietf".

Status of This Memo

   This document is not an Internet Standards Track specification; it is
   published for informational purposes.

   This document is a product of the Internet Engineering Task Force
   (IETF).  It represents the consensus of the IETF community.  It has
   received public review and has been approved for publication by the
   Internet Engineering Steering Group (IESG).  Not all documents
   approved by the IESG are a candidate for any level of Internet
   Standard; see Section 2 of RFC 5741.

   Information about the current status of this document, any errata,
   and how to provide feedback on it may be obtained at
   http://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc6924.

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1.  Introduction

   "A URN Namespace for IETF Documents" [RFC2648] defines the "ietf" URN
   namespace and a number of sub-namespaces.  "An IETF URN Sub-namespace
   for Registered Protocol Parameters" [RFC3553] defines an additional
   sub-namespace, "params", and creates a registry to document
   allocations under that.  But there is no registry that lists, in one
   place, all sub-namespaces of "ietf".  This document creates and
   populates such a registry, thereby changing the mechanism defined in
   RFC 2648 for adding new sub-namespaces of "ietf".

2.  IANA Considerations

   There is currently a top-level registry group called "IETF Protocol
   Parameter Identifiers", which contains one registry, "IETF URN Sub-
   namespace for Registered Protocol Parameters".  IANA has taken the
   following three actions:

   Action 1: Renamed the group "IETF Protocol Parameter Identifiers",
   giving it the new name "Uniform Resource Name (URN) Namespace for
   IETF Use".  The existing registry in that group remains, and its name
   is unchanged.  Its registration procedure has been updated to "IETF
   Review" (formerly called "IETF Consensus").

   Action 2: Added a new registry to the renamed group.  The new
   registry is called "IETF URN Sub-namespaces", and new registrations
   will use the IETF Review policy [RFC5226], which provides for IETF
   consensus in order to add a new URN namespace under "ietf".  The new
   registry appears first in the group, to provide a human-friendly,
   top-down resolution of the namespace hierarchy.

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   Action 3: Populated the new registry as follows:

   IETF URN Sub-namespaces

   Registration Procedures: IETF Review
   Reference: [RFC6924]

   Note: This is the Official Registry for sub-namespaces of the 'IETF'
   URN Namespace.

   Sub-namespace | Reference | IANA Registry Reference
   --------------+-----------+-----------------------------------------
   rfc           | [RFC2648] | none
   fyi           | [RFC2648] | none
   std           | [RFC2648] | none
   bcp           | [RFC2648] | none
   id            | [RFC2648] | none
   mtg           | [RFC2648] | none

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