Michael Shapiro (mshapiro@ncsa.uiuc.edu)
Thu, 22 Jun 1995 12:14:57 -0500 (CDT)

From: mshapiro@ncsa.uiuc.edu (Michael Shapiro)
Message-Id: <9506221714.AA14846@void.ncsa.uiuc.edu>
Subject: rfc1811
To: uri@bunyip.com
Date: Thu, 22 Jun 1995 12:14:57 -0500 (CDT)

I got notification of this new rfc from a gils listserve and thought it
might have an impact on the discussion about URNs, particularly
the persistence issue.

    RFC 1811
    U.S. Government Internet Domain Names
    June 1995
    Federal Networking Council

It seems that the domain names under .gov may change. I extracted
2 items out of this RFC:

   3) Only ONE registration and delegation shall be made per agency.
   The .GOV registration authority shall provide registrations on a
   first-come first-served basis.  It is an individual agency matter as
   to which portion of the agency is responsible for managing the domain
   space under a delegated agency domain.

   4) Those agencies and entities that have multiple registrations under
   .GOV may retain them for a maximum of 3 years from the publication
   date of this document.  Within 6 months after the publication of this
   document, one primary domain must be selected for the agency.  The
   other (secondary) domains must cease further sub-delegations and
   registrations at this time.  As of 1 year after the publication of
   this document, the secondary domains will become undelegated and will
   revert to the control of the .GOV owner. As of 2 years after the
   publication of this document, all registrations in the secondary
   domains must be mirrored in the primary domain and those names should
   be used where possible. At the 3 year point, all secondary domain
   registrations will be deleted.

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