Re: [DNSOP] Registry of non-service _prefix names?

Ray Bellis <ray@bellis.me.uk> Sat, 14 November 2015 06:58 UTC

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On 13/11/2015 18:00, John Levine wrote:
> Over in the dbound working group we have some proposals that would use yet another
> underscore prefixed name to avoid name collisions.  (It's not a substitute for a
> new RRTYPE; they need the prefix whether the data is TXT or a new type.)  In
> the mail world we have _domainkey and _dmarc and likely others.  DANE is
> proposing prefixes for publishing PGP and S/MIME keys.
>
> The services registry from RFC 6335 includes all the names for services, but
> not the prefixes for things that aren't services.  How hard would it be either
> to update 6335 to provide for non-service names, or a new non-service registry
> with the understanding that it shares the 6335 FCFS namespace?

Dave Crocker previously did some work on an I-D for a (portless) service 
type registry - I recall he and I discussed it back at the Orlando IETF.

It would be good to see that resurrected.

Ray