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Uniform Resource Names (URN) Namespace Definition Mechanisms



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Network Working Group                                          L. Daigle
Request for Comments: 3406                      Thinking Cat Enterprises
BCP: 66                                                   D.W. van Gulik
Obsoletes: 2611                                               WebWeaving
Category: Best Current Practice                              R. Iannella
                                                             IPR Systems
                                                            P. Faltstrom
                                                                   Cisco
                                                            October 2002


      Uniform Resource Names (URN) Namespace Definition Mechanisms

Status of this Memo

   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.

Copyright Notice

   Copyright (C) The Internet Society (2002).  All Rights Reserved.

Abstract

   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.

Table of Contents

   1.0 Introduction ................................................. 2
   2.0 What is a URN Namespace? ..................................... 3
   3.0 URN Namespace (Registration) Types ........................... 3
   3.1 Experimental Namespaces .....................................  4
   3.2 Informal Namespaces .........................................  4
   3.3 Formal Namespaces ...........................................  4
   4.0 URN Namespace Registration, Update, and NID Assignment
       Process .....................................................  6
   4.1 Experimental ................................................  6
   4.2 Informal ....................................................  6
   4.3 Formal ......................................................  7
   5.0 Security Considerations .....................................  9



Daigle, et. al.          Best Current Practice


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