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Document Status:  In Some components are in limited deployment, and are under review for wider deployment.  Others have not yet been implemented.

1.  Introduction

C&C is incrementally extending the UW Groups Service to support new modes of group definition, more groups, more campus organizations defining groups, and more uses for groups.  A key design component is a naming plan for groups that supports the eventual campus-wide scope of the service.  It is desirable to start naming groups using a plausible scheme, even while many other aspects of the system are not yet in place.  This document specifies a group naming plan for the UW Groups Service, including syntax and top-level name components.

For design considerations related to this plan see Group Naming Design Considerations.

For open issues / questions / concerns see Groups Service Open Issues.

2.  Concepts and terminology