Transition and Modernization of the Internet Registration Service (RFC1400)
Original Publication Date: 1993-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2000-Sep-12
Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)
Status of this Memo
Network Working Group S. Williamson
Request for Comments: 1400 Network Solutions, Inc.
Transition and Modernization
of the Internet Registration Service
Status of this Memo
This memo provides information for the Internet community. It does
not specify an Internet standard. Distribution of this memo is
As a result of the NREN NIS award by National Science Foundation,
non-DDN registration services will soon be transferred from the DDN
NIC to the new Internet Registration Service, which is a part of an
entity referred to as the InterNIC. References in this document to
the InterNIC apply to the Registration Services portion only.
Internet registration services are gradually transitioning to the
InterNIC. We expect that the full transition will be accomplished by
April 1, 1993. During this transitional period, EMail, Fax, and U.S.
mail received at either site will be processed. DDN users will
continue to receive full registration support from the DDN NIC, and
the transition should be transparent to them. DDN users should
continue to send registration requests to firstname.lastname@example.org (IP,
.mil domain, inaddr for 26.x.x.x) or email@example.com (user
registrations or TAC card requests) using the DISA approved
From now through March 31, 1993, non-DDN Internet registration
requests will be handled as follows:
The current DDN NIC registration templates may be filled out and
submitted to either firstname.lastname@example.org or
email@example.com through March 31. The new InterNIC
templates will be accepted effective April 1, 1993, but not until
Telephone support: 1-800-365-DNIC or
1-703-802-4535 (Washington DC metro area)
Mail questions and registration templates to:
Government Systems Inc.
Attn: Network Information Center
14200 Park Meadow Dr.
Chantilly, VA 2200
Effective April 1, 1993, non-DDN Internet requests will be handled as
New registration requests should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
using the new template. Old templates sent to
email@example.com will be returned with the parsing error
messages and the new form attached. Old templates mailed to
firstname.lastname@example.org will be accepted through June 30, 1993.
After that date, templates in ...