Last Modified: 2003-02-03
This working group will develop a specification of the requirements and limitations for a protocol that enables a registrar to access multiple registries and will develop a protocol that satisfies those requirements. The protocol will permit interaction between a registrar's own application and registry applications.
The initial specification will allow multiple registrars to register and maintain domain names within multiple Top Level Domains (TLDs). The specification should be flexible enough to support the different operational models of registries. The specification should allow extension to support other registration data, such as address allocation and contact information. The working group will use as input the "Generic Registry-Registrar Protocol Requirements" (draft-hollenbeck-grrp-reqs-nn) and the Extensible Provisioning Protocol presentation, documented in (draft-hollenbeck-epp-nn).
The group will consider support for multiple operational choices, such as for transport and security; it will create no new transport or security protocols. The group may consider use of the new protocol for diverse registration and update scenarios, in order to understand limitations and possible extensions that are appropriate. Specification for user interface access, such as by a web front end, is beyond the scope of this working group.
Documentation from the working group will:
* Specify the objects exchanged between the registry repository and registrars, the relationships among the objects, and the protocol for exchanging objects between a registrar and the registry; at a minimum the objects will include: domain name, IP address, and contact details for registrants
* Describe appropriate mechanisms for security during registrar access
* List useful examples of registrar access transactions
|Done||Working group agreement on functional requirements for protocol|
|Done||Initial specification of provreg protocol|
|Done||Second draft specification|
|Done||Decision on whether to drop containers|
|Done||Second draft of Containers|
|Done||Second draft of EPP over BEEP|
|Done||Decision on need for a EPP Guidelines draft|
|Done||First draft of EPP Extensions Guidelines draft|
|DEC 02||First draft of EPP over SMTP|
|JAN 03||Schedule interoperabilty test|
|RFC3375||I||Generic Registry-Registrar Protocol Requirements|