[ire] Deposit Identifiers

James Mitchell <james.mitchell@ausregistry.com.au> Fri, 05 April 2013 10:24 UTC

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From: James Mitchell <james.mitchell@ausregistry.com.au>
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Gustavo,

The definition of the deposit ID is given below:

      A REQUIRED "id" attribute that is used to uniquely identify the
      escrow deposit.  Each registry is responsible for maintaining its
      own escrow deposits identifier space to ensure uniqueness, e.g.,
      using identifiers as described in Section 2.8 of [RFC5730].

Section 2.8 of RFC 5730 describes globally unique identifiers. I do not believe there is a need for globally unique identifiers, and therefore suggest updating the text to remove the reference to RFC5730 and instead require registries produce locally unique deposit identifiers. I actually see no need for deposit identifiers as the watermark is unique, one could use prevWatermark="" in replacement to prevId="".

If global uniqueness is required, we would like to use the concatenation of the TLD name and date, however the format does not currently allow this. We suggest the depositIdType pattern is updated to use a modified ROID pattern that allows hyphens, e.g. <pattern value="(\w|_|-){1,89}"/>, allowing for identifiers such as id="xn--punycode-20130405". This pattern would be reasonably consistent with the reference to RFC 5730.

Regards,
James