RFC 8958

Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)                         T. Hardie
Request for Comments: 8958                                 December 2020
BCP: 65
Updates: 3405                                                          
Category: Best Current Practice                                        
ISSN: 2070-1721

                Updated Registration Rules for URI.ARPA


   This document updates RFC 3405 by removing references to the IETF
   tree from the procedures for requesting that a URI scheme be inserted
   into the URI.ARPA zone.

Status of This Memo

   This memo documents an Internet Best Current Practice.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction
     1.1.  Requirements Language
   2.  Updated Requirements
   3.  IANA Considerations
   4.  Security Considerations
   5.  References
     5.1.  Normative References
     5.2.  Informative References

   Author's Address

1.  Introduction

   Part Five of the Dynamic Delegation Discovery System (DDDS) [RFC3405]
   describes the registration procedures for assignments in URI.ARPA.
   The document requires that registrations be in the "IETF tree" of URI
   registrations.  The use of URI scheme name trees was defined in RFC
   2717 [RFC2717] but discontinued by RFC 4395 [RFC4395] and its
   successors.  Since the use of trees was discontinued, there is no way
   in the current process set out in BCP 35 [RFC7595] to meet the
   requirement to register within that tree.

1.1.  Requirements Language

   The key words "MUST", "MUST NOT", "REQUIRED", "SHALL", "SHALL NOT",
   "OPTIONAL" in this document are to be interpreted as described in
   BCP 14 [RFC2119] [RFC8174] when, and only when, they appear in all
   capitals, as shown here.

2.  Updated Requirements

   This document removes the normative requirement from RFC 3405
   [RFC3405] for registrations in URI.ARPA to be from the IETF URI tree.

   All registrations in URI.ARPA MUST now be for schemes that are
   permanent registrations, as described in BCP 35.

3.  IANA Considerations

   This entire document is updated instructions to IANA.

4.  Security Considerations

   This update does not change the security considerations in RFC 3405

5.  References

5.1.  Normative References

   [RFC2119]  Bradner, S., "Key words for use in RFCs to Indicate
              Requirement Levels", BCP 14, RFC 2119,
              DOI 10.17487/RFC2119, March 1997,

   [RFC3405]  Mealling, M., "Dynamic Delegation Discovery System (DDDS)
              Part Five: URI.ARPA Assignment Procedures", BCP 65,
              RFC 3405, DOI 10.17487/RFC3405, October 2002,

   [RFC7595]  Thaler, D., Ed., Hansen, T., and T. Hardie, "Guidelines
              and Registration Procedures for URI Schemes", BCP 35,
              RFC 7595, DOI 10.17487/RFC7595, June 2015,

   [RFC8174]  Leiba, B., "Ambiguity of Uppercase vs Lowercase in RFC
              2119 Key Words", BCP 14, RFC 8174, DOI 10.17487/RFC8174,
              May 2017, <https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc8174>.

5.2.  Informative References

   [RFC2717]  Petke, R. and I. King, "Registration Procedures for URL
              Scheme Names", RFC 2717, DOI 10.17487/RFC2717, November
              1999, <https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc2717>.

   [RFC4395]  Hansen, T., Hardie, T., and L. Masinter, "Guidelines and
              Registration Procedures for New URI Schemes", RFC 4395,
              DOI 10.17487/RFC4395, February 2006,

Author's Address

   Ted Hardie

   Email: ted.ietf@gmail.com