Handle System Protocol (ver 2.1) Specification
RFC 3652

Approval announcement
Draft of message to be sent after approval:

From: The IESG <iesg-secretary@ietf.org>
To: RFC Editor <rfc-editor@rfc-editor.org>
Cc: The IESG <iesg@ietf.org>, <iana@iana.org>, ietf-announce@ietf.org
Subject: Re: Informational RFC to be: 
         draft-sun-handle-system-13.txt 

The IESG has no problem with the publication of 'Handle System Overview' 
<draft-sun-handle-system-13.txt> as an Informational RFC. 

The IESG would also like the IRSG or RFC-Editor to review the comments in 
the datatracker 
(https://datatracker.ietf.org/public/pidtracker.cgi?command=view_id&dTag=2926&rfc_flag=0) 
related to this document and determine whether or not they merit 
incorporation into the document. Comments may exist in both the ballot 
and the comment log. 

The IESG contact person is Ted Hardie.

A URL of this Internet-Draft is:
http://www.ietf.org/internet-drafts/draft-sun-handle-system-13.txt


The process for such documents is described at http://www.rfc-editor.org/indsubs.html.

Thank you,

The IESG Secretary

Proposed IESG note:

Several groups within the IETF and IRTF have the discussed the
Handle system and its relationship to existing systems of
identifiers. The IESG wishes to point out that these discussions
have not resulted in IETF consensus on the described Handle system
nor on how it might fit into the IETF architecture for identifiers. Though
there has been discussion of handles as a form of URI, specifically
as a URN, these documents describe an alternate view of how namespaces
and identifiers might work on the Internet and include characterizations
of existing systems which may not match the IETF consensus view.