Re: [port-srv-reg] SHORT name (14 CHARACTER MAXIMUM)

Stuart Cheshire <> Tue, 30 August 2011 04:40 UTC

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Subject: Re: [port-srv-reg] SHORT name (14 CHARACTER MAXIMUM)
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On 27 Aug 2011, at 7:50, Joe Touch wrote:

> FWIW, this form has not been updated to the new template. IANA is sending applicants the new template by email right now.
> (I'm not sure if this is because the RFC hasn't been published, or just them catching up on updates)

I have updated the <> to say:

> This temporary registry of DNS SRV (RFC 2782) Service Names is now closed to new entries.
> This temporary registry operated from 2003 to 2010, because during that time the IANA assignment procedures did not allow for registration of a service name without an associated port number.
> The IANA assignment procedures have now been updated to allow registration of a service name without an associated port number. For more information see draft-ietf-tsvwg-iana-ports, soon-to-be RFC 6335.
> If you already sent a Service Name registration request that does not appear in this list, it has been forwarded to IANA for inclusion in the new Unified Service Name and Port Number Registry. Please be patient while IANA processes the backlog and records these new entries.
> If you have a new Service Name you wish to register, you can now do this directly through IANA.
> <>

However, right now, that link is not terribly helpful. When a developer goes to the wrong page to register their service type, I redirect them to the wrong form to register their service type. For now should the <> page be saying something different, until the IANA pages are updated?

In July and August (prior to me updating the page) we received 25 new registration requests, so we seem to be averaging about three new requests per week. I don't want to be giving confusing guidance to too many developers.

Stuart Cheshire <>
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