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IPv6 Address Allocation Management (RFC1881)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000004137D
Original Publication Date: 1995-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2000-Sep-13
Document File: 2 page(s) / 3K

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Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

IAB: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

The IPv6 address space will be managed by the IANA for the good of the Internet community, with advice from the IAB and the IESG, by delegation to the regional registries.

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Network Working Group IAB and IESG

Request for Comments: 1881 December 1995

Category: Informational

IPv6 Address Allocation Management

Status of this Memo

This memo provides information for the Internet community. This memo

does not specify an Internet standard of any kind. Distribution of

this memo is unlimited.

Abstract

The IPv6 address space will be managed by the IANA for the good of

the Internet community, with advice from the IAB and the IESG, by

delegation to the regional registries.

Statement

The IPv6 address space must be managed for the good of the Internet

community. Good management requires at least a small element of

central authority over the delegation and allocation of the address

space.

The Internet community recognizes the Internet Assigned Numbers

Authority (IANA) as the appropriate entity to have the responsibility

for the management of the IPv6 address space.

The IANA will rely on the advice of the Internet Architecture Board

(IAB) and the Internet Engineering Steering Group (IESG) in the

management of the IPv6 address space.

The IANA will delegate to regional (and other) registries the task of

making specific address allocations to network service providers and

other subregional registries. Individuals and organizations may

obtain address allocations directly from the appropriate regional (or

other) registry, or from their service provider.

Delegation of address space by the IANA is not irrevocable. If, in

the judgement of the IANA, a registry has seriously mishandled the

address space delegated to it, the IANA may revoke the delegation,

with due notice and with due consideration of the operational

implications. IANA will make every effort in such a case not to

revoke addresses that are in active use, unless there are

overwhelming technical reasons for doing so.

Any revenues (such as transaction fees) received with respect to the

IPv6 address space should be used only for expenses related to

registry activities, and not to subsidize any other activities.

There will be no charges for the address space itself, only fees to

recover the registry costs.

Any situation in the management of the IPv6 address space that leads

to monopoly control or predatory practices must be avoided.

The IANA will develop a plan for the initial IPv6 address allocation,

including a provision for the automatic allocation of IPv6 addresses

to holders of IPv4 addresses. IANA will also develop mediation and

appeals procedures concerning delegat...