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Domain Name System Operations (Concluded WG)
Ops Area: Robert Wilton, Warren Kumari | 1999-Jun-03 —  

2020-03-26 charter

Domain Name System Operations (dnsop)


 Current Status: Active

     Benno Overeinder <benno@NLnetLabs.nl>
     Suzanne Woolf <suzworldwide@gmail.com>
     Tim Wicinski <tjw.ietf@gmail.com>

 Operations and Management Area Directors:
     Warren Kumari <warren@kumari.net>
     Robert Wilton <rwilton@cisco.com>

 Operations and Management Area Advisor:
     Warren Kumari <warren@kumari.net>

 Mailing Lists:
     General Discussion: dnsop@ietf.org
     To Subscribe:       http://www.ietf.org/mailman/listinfo/dnsop
     Archive:            https://mailarchive.ietf.org/arch/browse/dnsop/

Description of Working Group:

  The DNS Operations Working Group will develop guidelines for the
  operation of DNS software and services and for the administration
  of DNS zones.  These guidelines will provide technical information
  relating to the implementation of the DNS protocol by the operators
  and administrators of DNS zones. The group will perform the following

  1. Describe practices by which Domain Name System (DNS) software
     may be efficiently and correctly administered, configured, and
     operated on Internet networks. This will include root zone name
     servers, TLD name servers, or any other resolver or server
     functioning as part of the global DNS.  As part of this effort,
     the group will produce documents explaining to the general
     Internet community what processes and mechanisms should be
     employed for the effective management and operation of DNS
     software and services, including root, TLD, and recursive servers.

  2. Publish documents concerning DNSSEC operational procedures.

  3. Publish documents concerning DNS operational
     procedures in IPv6 and mixed IPv6-IPv4 networks, and provide
     documentation and guidance on DNS-related IPv6 transition and
     coexistence issues.

  4. Publish documents  to address operational issues with the DNS
      protocols by  extending or performing protocol maintenance
      on them.  Act as  focal-point for operator discussion and provide
      advice to the Ops ADs and other WGs on EDNS0 options,  new
      RRTYPEs, DNSSEC,  record synthesis, or other mechanics of
      extending DNS to support other applications.

  5. Serve as a home for drafts that document the problem space
     around existing or new DNS issues.  The group, with the advice
     and consent of the responsible AD in coordination with other areas,
     will then decide whether these  issues belong in DNSOP  under
     the existing charter and, if not,  will work with the authors and
     appropriate ADs to determine the proper place for the work to be
     carried out.

  6. Publish documents that attempt to better define the overlapping
     area among the public DNS root, DNS-like names as used in local
     or restricted naming scopes, and the 'special names' registry
     that IETF manages, perhaps including how they might interact.
     This work must take into consideration issues that are strictly
     beyond the operation of the DNS itself, and the working group
     will consult with IETF liaisons to other organizations as

Goals and Milestones:
  Done     - IESG Appoval for dnssec-key-timing

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