Re: DMARC from the perspective of the listadmin of a bunch of SMALL community lists

Miles Fidelman <mfidelman@meetinghouse.net> Sun, 13 April 2014 19:21 UTC

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Andrew G. Malis wrote:
> Dave,
>
> I couldn't help seeing in your email:
>
>     The DMARC specification is not 'an IETF document'.  The current
>     plan is to publish it as an RFC, through the 'Independent' stream,
>     which also is /not/ an IETF activity.
>
>
> when compared to the following at dmarc.org <http://dmarc.org> (on the 
> front page):
>
> "DMARC policies are published in the public Domain Name System (DNS), 
> and available to everyone. It is the goal of DMARC.org to submit the 
> draft specification to the IETF so that it may begin the process of 
> becoming an official Internet Standard RFC - available to everyone for 
> reference, implementation, and improvement."
>
> The statement on dmarc.org <http://dmarc.org> really does look like a 
> misrepresentation.
>

Exactly.  And IETF is complicit by providing the publication vehicle and 
not loudly denying that it's an IETF standards-track protocol, with all 
the associated careful vetting, testing, and maturation over time.  
(There's a reason that folks like Xerox and Kleenex very actively 
protect their brand.)

Miles Fidelman

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