Guidelines for Use of K12.OR.US Domain Name As the administrator for the K12.OR.US domain space, OPEN is responsible for the assignment of all DNS names that end with “K12.OR.US.” OPEN is also the administrator for the PVT.K12.OR.US name space. As the designated authority we are trustees for the delegated domain, and have a duty to serve the community. The K12.<state>.US name branch was established to provide a consistent naming scheme for schools. Clearly any site utilizing the K12.OR.US designation should have as its focus support of public education with in Oregon. To receive a K12.OR.US name sites should meet all of these criteria: 1. K12 Focus 2. Oregon based organization 3. School or non-profit status 4. Be a recognized educational entity Given the borderless nature of the Internet where a K12.OR.US domain is housed is irrelevant to the ability to use the name space. OPEN has also been delegated the community college domain administrator for Oregon, although most community colleges in Oregon use the .edu naming scheme. Other reference RFCs include: RFC1034 Domain Names - concepts and facilities RFC1035 Domain Names - implementation and specification RFC2182 Selection and Operation of Secondary DNS Servers Requests for sub-domain delegation and K12 name space maintenance can be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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