JSON Responses for the Registration Data Access Protocol (RDAP)
RFC 7483

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Replaces draft-newton-weirds-unified-json-response
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Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)                         A. Newton
Request for Comments: 7483                                          ARIN
Category: Standards Track                                  S. Hollenbeck
ISSN: 2070-1721                                            Verisign Labs
                                                              March 2015

    JSON Responses for the Registration Data Access Protocol (RDAP)

Abstract

   This document describes JSON data structures representing
   registration information maintained by Regional Internet Registries
   (RIRs) and Domain Name Registries (DNRs).  These data structures are
   used to form Registration Data Access Protocol (RDAP) query
   responses.

Status of This Memo

   This is an Internet Standards Track document.

   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).  Further information on
   Internet Standards is available in Section 2 of RFC 5741.

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Newton & Hollenbeck          Standards Track                    [Page 1]
RFC 7483                   RDAP JSON Responses                March 2015

Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
     1.1.  Terminology and Definitions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
     1.2.  Data Model  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
   2.  Use of JSON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
     2.1.  Naming  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
   3.  Common Data Types . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
   4.  Common Data Structures  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
     4.1.  RDAP Conformance  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
     4.2.  Links . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
     4.3.  Notices and Remarks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
     4.4.  Language Identifier . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
     4.5.  Events  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
     4.6.  Status  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13
     4.7.  Port 43 WHOIS Server  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13
     4.8.  Public IDs  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13
     4.9.  Object Class Name . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  14
     4.10. An Example  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  14
   5.  Object Classes  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  15
     5.1.  The Entity Object Class . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  16
     5.2.  The Nameserver Object Class . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  22
     5.3.  The Domain Object Class . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  26
     5.4.  The IP Network Object Class . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  38
     5.5.  Autonomous System Number Entity Object Class  . . . . . .  42
   6.  Error Response Body . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  45
   7.  Responding to Help Queries  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  48
   8.  Responding To Searches  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  48
   9.  Indicating Truncated Responses  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  49
   10. IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  52
     10.1.  RDAP JSON Media Type Registration  . . . . . . . . . . .  52
     10.2.  JSON Values Registry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  53
       10.2.1.  Notice and Remark Types  . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  54
       10.2.2.  Status . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  56
       10.2.3.  Event Actions  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  49
       10.2.4.  Roles  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  61
       10.2.5.  Variant Relations  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  63
   11. Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  64
   12. Internationalization Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . .  64
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