A URN Namespace of Object Identifiers (RFC3001)
Original Publication Date: 2000-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-May-17
Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)
This document describes a Uniform Resource Names (URN) namespace that contains Object Identifiers (OIDs).
Network Working Group M.
Request for Comments: 3001 Network Solutions, Inc.
Category: Informational November 2000
A URN Namespace of Object Identifiers
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describes a Uniform Resource Names (URN) namespace that
contains Object Identifiers (OIDs).
Identifier is a series of digits delimited in some way.
The rules roughly state that once an entity is assigned an Object
Identifier (OID) it has sole discretion to further subdelegate off of
that OID. Some examples of OIDs include:
o 22.214.171.124 - the Internet OID
o 126.96.36.199.4.1 - IANA-assigned company OIDs, used for private MIBs
and such things
o 188.8.131.52.2.1.27 - The Applications MIB
o 0.9.2342.19200300.100.4 - Object ID's used in the directory pilot
project to identify X.500 Object Classes. Mostly defined in RFC-
This document specifies the "oid"
URN namespace . This namespace
is for encoding an Object Identifier as specified in ASN.1  as a
The namespace specification is for a formal namespace.
2. Specification Template
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RFC 3001 URN Namespace of Object Identifiers November 2000
Version Number: 1
Registration Date: 2000-04-30
Declared registrant of the namespace:
I need help
here. I'm not comfortable being the
who do I actually put here?
Joint Technical Committee 1 - SubCommittee 6 The
actual real authority is the ASN.1 specification itself but at
present SC6 is the committee that has the authority to interpret
what that means.
Declaration of structure:
portion of the identifier follows the string encoding
rules found in RFC 1778 Section 2.15  which specifies a series
of digits separated by a period with the most significant digit
being at the left and the least significant being at the right.
are anticipated since Object Identifiers are fairly
simple and have been standardized with no changes for many years.
Relevant ancillary documentation: