The IESG has approved the following document: - 'Uniform Resource Name (URN) Namespace Registration Transition' (draft-ietf-urnbis-ns-reg-transition-08.txt) as Proposed Standard
This document is the product of the Uniform Resource Names, Revised Working Group. The IESG contact persons are Adam Roach, Alexey Melnikov and Ben Campbell. A URL of this Internet Draft is: https://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/draft-ietf-urnbis-ns-reg-transition/ Technical Summary This document follows from RFC 8141, which changed the registration requirements for formal URN namespaces. This document clarifies the status of relevant older RFCs and advises IANA about some specific existing registrations. Working Group Summary This document was written in order to make the status of certain bits of the URNBIS working group's work clear, and to take it out of the path of the document that became RFC 8141. Much of what's in here was discussed before this document existed, and there has been ample discussion of and agreement to the content of it. This is really a non-controversial housekeeping document, which is set to Standards Track only so as to cleanly obsolete some existing Standards Track RFCs and to request their reclassification to Historic. Document Quality The real meat of what this document accomplishes has been submitted to IANA separately, as updated registration templates for the ISSN and ISBN URN namespaces. This document is mostly clarifies status of existing RFCs. Personnel Barry Leiba is the document shepherd. Alexey Melnikov is the responsible AD. RFC Editor Note 1) Please replace the last sentence at the end of the current Abstract: The original registration procedure for formal Uniform Resource Name (URN) namespaces required IETF Consensus. That requirement discouraged some registrations and increased the risk for problems that could occur as a result. The requirements have now been changed by RFC 8141, which adopts a different model, focusing on encouraging registration and publication of information for all appropriate namespaces. OLD: This document clarifies the status of relevant older RFCs and confirms and documents advice to IANA about selected existing registrations. NEW: This document clarifies the status of relevant older RFCs and confirms and documents advice to IANA about selected existing registrations. This document also makes the RFCs that describe the ISSN and ISBN namespaces obsolete and historic, as their descriptions now reside in registration templates. 2) RFC Editor should also consider whether including specific RFC numbers for ISSN and ISBN in the above text is appropriate and is consistent with the Style Guide.