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Re: URI Registration - limited release / commercial application

From: Graham Klyne <gk@ninebynine.org>
Date: Mon, 11 Jan 2016 06:09:28 +0000
Message-ID: <56934718.4080206@ninebynine.org>
To: "Martin J. Dürst" <duerst@it.aoyama.ac.jp>, Peter Johnson <Peter.Johnson@incontextsolutions.com>, "uri@w3.org" <uri@w3.org>
On 11/01/2016 01:52, Martin J. Dürst wrote:
> On 2016/01/08 22:30, Peter Johnson wrote:
>> I found this email address while researching URI Scheme registration.  If this
>> is not the correct list, please direct me elsewhere.
> This is a good place to ask such questions.
>> I'm creating a URI scheme that is intended to be used only by users of our
>> commercial software.  The scheme name will be the same as one of our software
>> products. For very limited-use schemes, is it necessary to submit a
>> provisional registration as per https://tools.ietf.org/html/bcp35#section-7 ?
> See https://tools.ietf.org/html/bcp35#section-6:
>     As such, a unique namespace MUST be used and 'provisional'
>     registration is strongly encouraged (unless the scheme name is
>     constructed from a domain name), as discussed in Section 3.8.
> "very limited use" isn't guaranteed to stay that way.


It's also worth noting that provisional registration is very lightweight.  It 
doesn't guarantee any kind of lock on the scheme name, but it does serve to 
alert other developers to what you are doing.

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