Internet Registry IP Allocation Guidelines (RFC2050)
Original Publication Date: 1996-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2000-Sep-13
Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)
K. Hubbard: AUTHOR [+4]
This document describes the registry system for the distribution of globally unique Internet address space and registry operations. Particularly this document describes the rules and guidelines governing the distribution of this address space.
Network Working Group K. Hubbard
Request for Comments: 2050 M. Kosters
Obsoletes: 1466 InterNIC
BCP: 12 D. Conrad
Category: Best Current Practice APNIC
INTERNET REGISTRY IP ALLOCATION GUIDELINES
Status of this Memo
This document specifies an Internet Best Current Practices for the
Internet Community, and requests discussion and suggestions for
improvements. Distribution of this memo is unlimited.
By approving this document as a Best Current Practice,the IESG
asserts its belief that this policy described herein is an accurate
representation of the current practice of the IP address registries
with respect to address assignment. This does not constitute
endorsement or recommendation of this policy by the IESG. The IESG
will reevaluate its approval of this document in December 1997 taking
into consideration the results of the discussions that will be take
place in the IRE Working Group between now and then.
This document describes the registry system for the distribution of
globally unique Internet address space and registry operations.
Particularly this document describes the rules and guidelines
governing the distribution of this address space.
This document describes the IP assignment policies currently used by
the Regional Registries to implement the guidelines developed by the
IANA. The guidelines and these policies are subject to revision at
the direction of the IANA. The registry working group (IRE WG) will
be discussing these issues and may provide advice to the IANA about
This document replaces RFC 1466, with all the guidelines and
procedures updated and modified in the light of experience.
This document does not describe private Internet address space and
multicast address space. It also does not describe regional and
local refinements of the global rules and guidelines.
This document can be considered the base set of operational
guidelines in use by all registries. Additional guidelines may be
imposed by a particular registry as appropriate.
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