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Charter (as of 2010-12-07)

The DNS has a large installed base and repertoire of protocol
specifications. The DNSEXT working group will actively advance DNS
protocol-related RFCs on the standards track while thoroughly
reviewing further proposed extensions. The scope of the DNSEXT WG is
confined to the DNS protocol, particularly changes that affect DNS
protocols "on the wire" or the internal processing of DNS data. DNS
operations are out of scope for the WG.

The WG will consider work in the following areas:

* DNSSEC and TSIG/TKEY algorithm maintenance
* Mechanisms that complement, or are alternatives to, TSIG and SIG(0)
* Hardening DNS protocol and providing guidance to implementers
* Advancing existing DNS-related Proposed Standard RFCs to Draft/Full
* Obsoleting DNS-related RFCs
* Improving DNS zone synchronization mechanisms
* Examining transport protocols, possibly adding new ones
* Mechanisms to alias DNS trees or parts thereof

Before formal adoption of any work item at least 5 working group
participants must publicly state that the item is within charter and
is a worthwhile item for further study.

The DNSEXT WG will conduct the specified RFC5395 review of RR
templates as they are posted, and EDNS0 Option templates if EDNS0-bis
updates registration requirements.

The WG will review DNS protocol related work which may originate
elsewhere in the IETF, including AD-sponsored submissions or drafts
in other working group.

Goals and Milestones:

Done  Forward NSEC rdata to IESG for Proposed Standard
Done  Forward RFC2535-bis to IESG for proposed standard
Done  Forward Case Insensitive to IESG for Proposed Standard
Done  Forward LLMNR to IESG for Proposed Standard
Done  Update boilerplate text on OPT-IN
Done  Forward Wildcard clarification to IESG for proposed standard
Done  Finalize Zone Enumeration Requirements
Done  RFC2538 (CERT RR) to Draft Standard
Done  Forgery Resilience advanced to IESG
Done  GOST DNSKEY and DS support advanced to IESG
Done  AXFR Clarify to IESG
Done  DNS existing transport protocol recommendations/clarifications to IESG
Apr 2011  RFC3597-bis Unknown RR advanced to IESG for PS
Jun 2011  DNSKEY Registry fixes and allocation procedure advanced to IESG
Jun 2011  EDNS0-bis update advanced to IESG
Jun 2011  DNAME-bis to IESG
Aug 2011  Algorithm signaling document to IESG
Oct 2011  DNSSEC Errata document to IESG
Nov 2011  Decision about new protocol elements, if any
Nov 2011  Requirements and current state survey document to IESG for publication
Dec 2011  IXFR-only to IESG
Dec 2011  If new protocol elements, recharter

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