future of identifiers

Jari Arkko <jari.arkko@piuha.net> Tue, 29 October 2013 14:39 UTC

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Subject: future of identifiers
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For background, when I visited the ICANN meeting last summer, they were about to launch a set of panels to advice themselves about key topics in coming years. I promised to join one of them, on identifier technology innovation (along with a few other IETFers). The topic for this effort is future evolution of DNS and other identifiers, including relevant security and management aspects. The viewpoint is primarily to look at this from ICANN’s angle, but of course the matter is interesting to us others as well. 

And perhaps we at the IETF should also understand the same things. Hence this e-mail.

I have some ideas on what some of these trends might be. But what do the rest of you think? Where is identifier technology going, and what new things are on the horizon? What do we need to do with IDNs? DNSSEC? What will DANE lead to, and how will id-locator split techniques evolve & be deployed? How will applications or users think about identifiers in the future?

More information at http://www.ietf.org/blog/2013/10/future-identifiers/