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 DKIM IETF Standardization Effort 

DKIM was a chartered IETF effort, seeking refinement and standardization of the DKIM specifications.


This group operated according to IETF Policies and Rules for individual participation and for the handling of intellectual property. Claims regarding DKIM technology must be filed with the IETF


A general status and details page for the IETF DKIM working group is available.

The working group charter stated the purpose and workplan of the IETF effort. It applies to the DKIM discussion list.

The ietf-dkim discussion list is the open venue for pursuing IETF-related DKIM discussion. (An archive of earlier, IETF-related DKIM discussions is available for the ietf-mailsig list.)



  • DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) Signatures
      RFC 6376  »  txt
  • DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) Development, Deployment and Operations
      RFC 5863  »  html, txt
  • DKIM Author Author Domain Signing Practices (ADSP)
      »  RFC 5617
  • Requirements for a DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) Signing Practices Protocol
      »  RFC 5016

Working Group Drafts

  • The IETF DKIM Working Group has completed its charter and has been terminated.

Also see: Related IETF Documents.

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DKIM Working Group Meetings


Technical Review

The IETF Security Area, performed a review on the two specifications (DomainKeys and Identified Internet Mail) that provided input to the original DKIM work.

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