Re: [Ecrit] Expert Reviewer's response to request to register 'country-specific' in 'sos' Subservice Registry in the Service URN Labels group

Randall Gellens <rg+ietf@randy.pensive.org> Thu, 17 November 2016 05:37 UTC

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Subject: Re: [Ecrit] Expert Reviewer's response to request to register 'country-specific' in 'sos' Subservice Registry in the Service URN Labels group
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At 1:50 PM +0900 11/17/16, Brian Rosen wrote:

>   >> My suggestion is to create the sub registry 
> for police, have the "a" levels as initial 
> values, and allow additional values to be added 
> with expert review.
>>
>>  Since you've identified cases that don't fit 
>> well into the "a" levels, as long as we don't 
>> expect a large number of such police 
>> subservices to be registered, I'd suggest 
>> using the descriptive names instead.  (E.g., 
>> "police.municipal", "police.tourist", maybe 
>> "police.FBI" or "police.DEA".
>>
>
>  How would you suggest we handle multiple names 
> for the same "level".  An easy example is 
> "State Police" vs "Provincial Police".  These 
> are the same A1 level.  You can have "County", 
> or "Borough" or "Regional" for A2.  You can 
> have "City" or "Municipal" or "Local" or Š for 
> A3.
>
>  Do we have separate listings (they are cheap, 
> but we really want to be able to differentiate 
> easily.

I'd suggest we just pick one name (e.g., either 
"state" or "province").  The IANA registration 
can say "Used for state-level or provincial 
level."  For the most part, users won't be 
entering or seeing these names anyway.

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Randall Gellens
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