Shepherd writeup

Extension Registry for the Extensible Provisioning Protocol

This document is submitted for consideration as a Proposed Standard.

Technical Summary

The Extensible Provisioning Protocol (EPP) includes features to add
functionality by extending the protocol.  It does not, however,
describe how those extensions are managed.  This document describes a
procedure for the registration and management of extensions to EPP and
it specifies a format for an IANA registry to record those extensions.

Working Group Summary

One issue that was discussed at length by the working group is whether
or not "Specification Required" was a sufficient IANA policy for this
registry.  Of concern was the question of whether or not extensions to
EPP should be reviewed for the purpose of harmonizing extensions that
may be similar.  After considerable debate it was the consensus of the
working group that there was unlikely to be sufficient motivation in
the industry to harmonize extensions as compared to publishing a
specification describing the extension.

Document Quality

The Document Shepherd did a thorough editorial and technical review 
of the document, and resolved any issues brought up during WGLC.

The Document Shepherd does not have any concerns about the depth 
or breath of the reviews.

This document requests IANA to create a new protocol registry to
manage EPP extensions.  All requirements for such a request have been
met.  A detailed review by IANA is suggested.


Jim Galvin (co-chair of the working group) is the Document Shepherd.
Pete Resnick is the responsible Area Director.