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In some important environments group names are in the same namespace as UW NetIDs.  To accommodate this, group names (at least the NetID-style group names defined in this document) must be considered to be part of the larger UW NetID namespace.  See UW NetID Namespace for more information.

This naming plan does not preclude the implementation of additional naming plans, for example a plan with longer names with a larger character set. 

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Using the terminology promoted in the Internet2 Grouper project, specific group namespaces are referred to as "stems".  A stem is created for the purpose of creating and managing groups (and other stems) based on it, and to control access to these operations.  The entity (or entities) responsible for managing a stem is a "naming authority" for that stem.  A naming authority may delegate control of namespaces based on its stem to other naming authorities.

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UW Group IDs are names in the UW NetID Namespace. The syntax defined here is a profile of the Base UW NetID syntax.

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Groups named to support UW organizations use short organization identifiers as the component following the uw_ stem.  Typically these names are used as stems for the management of potentially many groups within that organization.  As a general rule names under this stem will correspond to DNS subdomains under uw.edu or washington.edu that have been delegated for organizational use.  For example, if a fictional UW organization "Pavement Science" has an existing DNS subdomain "pavesci.washington.edu", then

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Note:  Changes affecting the use or deployment of the naming plan are recorded here.  Editorial changes or clarifications need not be recorded here.

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Name

Description

16-Jun-2008

RL "Bob" Morgan

Change section 4.1 to remove application UW NetIDs, clarify examples; change section 4.2 to make examples more generic

11-Jun-2008

RL "Bob" Morgan

Change section 4.2 to include support for organization names under the uw_ stem.

28-May-2008

RL "Bob" Morgan

Change section 4.1 (UW NetID Stem) to indicate that admin netids can have these groups, but mailing list names cannot.
Remove "Proposal" from document name.