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Guide to Administrative Procedures of the Internet Infrastructure (RFC2901)

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Original Publication Date: 2000-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2001-Jul-13
Document File: 32 page(s) / 64K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

Z. Wenzel: AUTHOR [+4]

Abstract

This document describes the administrative procedures for networks seeking to connect to the global Internet. This includes the steps and operations necessary for address space allocation and registration, routing database registration, and domain name registration. The document also contains information about the required forms and how to obtain them.

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Network Working Group Z. Wenzel Request for Comments: 2901 J. Klensin FYI: 37 R. Bush Category: Informational S. Huter Network Startup Resource Center

August 2000

Guide to Administrative Procedures of the Internet Infrastructure

Status of this Memo

This memo provides information for the Internet community. It does not specify an Internet standard of any kind. Distribution of this memo is unlimited.

Copyright Notice

Copyright (C) The Internet Society (2000). All Rights Reserved.

Abstract

This document describes the administrative procedures for networks seeking to connect to the global Internet. This includes the steps and operations necessary for address space allocation and registration, routing database registration, and domain name registration. The document also contains information about the required forms and how to obtain them.

Table of Contents

Who Should Read This Document ................................... 2 Checklist ....................................................... 3 Prerequisites ................................................... 3 I. Preparation of Systems and Network Planning ............... 4 A. What do I need to connect to the Internet? .......... 4 B. What connectivity medium should I choose? ........... 4 C. What else do I need to do? .......................... 4 D. How do I get the documents referred to in this guide? 6

E. Section References .................................. 6 II. Address Space Allocation .................................. 7 A. Who is my upstream provider? ........................ 7 B. How much address space should I ask for? ............ 8 C. What is CIDR? ....................................... 9 D. How do I request and register address space? ........ 10 E. Section References .................................. 13

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III. Autonomous Systems (AS) ................................... 13 A. What is an ASN and do I need one? ................... 13 B. How do I register an ASN? ........................... 14

C. Section References .................................. 15 IV. Routing and Exchange Points ............................... 15 A. Do I need to register with a routing database? ...... 15 B. What about CIDR and routing? ........................ 16 C. How do I choose a routing database? ................. 16 D. How do I register in the RADB (The Americas)? ....... 17

E. Section References .................................. 18 V. Domain Name Registration .................................. 18 A. What is a country domain? ........................... 18 B. How do I register as a country domain? .............. 18 C. What if my country is already registered? ........... 19 D. How do I resolve a country domain name dispute? ..... 19

E. Section References .................................. 19 VI. IN-ADDR.ARPA Domain Delegation ............................ 19 A. What is an IN-ADDR.ARPA domain and do I need one? ... 20

B. How do I re...