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Principles for Operation of Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) Registries (RFC7500)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000241224D
Original Publication Date: 2015-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2015-Apr-07
Document File: 14 page(s) / 16K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

R. Housley: AUTHOR [+4]

Abstract

The Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) and its predecessors have traditionally separated the publication of protocol specifications in immutable Request for Comments (RFCs) and the registries containing protocol parameters. Traditionally, the registries are maintained by a set of functions known collectively as the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA). Dating back to the earliest days of the Internet, specification publication and the registry operations were tightly coupled: Jon Postel of the Information Sciences Institute (ISI) of the University of Southern California (USC) was responsible for both RFC publication and IANA registry operation. This tight coupling had advantages, but it was never a requirement. Indeed, today the RFC Editor and IANA registry operation are provided by different entities.

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Internet Architecture Board (IAB)                        R. Housley, Ed. Request for Comments: 7500                                Vigil Security Category: Informational                                  O. Kolkman, Ed. ISSN: 2070-1721                                         Internet Society                                                               April 2015

                       Principles for Operation of          Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) Registries

Abstract

   This document provides principles for the operation of Internet    Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) registries.

Status of This Memo

   This document is not an Internet Standards Track specification; it is    published for informational purposes.

   This document is a product of the Internet Architecture Board (IAB)    and represents information that the IAB has deemed valuable to    provide for permanent record.  It represents the consensus of the    Internet Architecture Board (IAB).  Documents approved for    publication by the IAB are not a candidate for any level of Internet    Standard; see Section 2 of RFC 5741.

   Information about the current status of this document, any errata,    and how to provide feedback on it may be obtained at    http://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc7500.

Copyright Notice

   Copyright (c) 2015 IETF Trust and the persons identified as the    document authors.  All rights reserved.

   This document is subject to BCP 78 and the IETF Trust's Legal    Provisions Relating to IETF Documents    (http://trustee.ietf.org/license-info) in effect on the date of    publication of this document.  Please review these documents    carefully, as they describe your rights and restrictions with respect    to this document.

Housley & Kolkman             Informational                     [Page 1]
 RFC 7500                         TITLE*                       April 2015

 Table of Contents

   1. Introduction ....................................................2    2. Principles for the Operation of IANA Registries .................3    3. Discussion ......................................................4       3.1. Ensuring Uniqueness, Stability, and Predictability .........4       3.2. Public .....................................................4       3.3. Open and Transparent .......................................4       3.4. Accountable ................................................5    4. Security Considerations .........................................5    5. Informative References ..........................................6    IAB Members at the Time...