Principles for Operation of Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) Registries
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INTERNET-DRAFT                                           R. Housley, Ed.
Internet Architecture Board (IAB)                         Vigil Security
Obsoletes: 7500 (once approved)                          O. Kolkman, Ed.
Intended Status: Informational                          Internet Society
Expires: 12 April 2019                                   12 October 2018

                      Principles for Operation of
         Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) Registries
                    draft-ietf-iasa2-rfc7500-bis-01

Abstract

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

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Table of Contents

   0. Cover Note ..................................................... 2
   1. Introduction ................................................... 2
   2. Principles for the Operation of IANA Registries ................ 4
   3. Discussion ..................................................... 4
      3.1. Ensuring Uniqueness, Stability, and Predictability ........ 4
      3.2. Public .................................................... 5
      3.3. Open and Transparent ...................................... 5
      3.4. Accountable ............................................... 5
   4. Security Considerations ........................................ 6
   5. Changes Since RFC 7500  ........................................ 6
   6. Informative References ......................................... 6
   IAB Members at the Time of Approval ............................... 8
   Contributors and Acknowledgements ................................. 8
   Authors' Addresses ................................................ 8

0.  Cover Note

   {{ RFC Editor: Please remove this section prior to publication. }}

   The IASA2 WG asks the IAB to publish this replacement for RFC 7500.
   Section 3.4 is changed for alignment with the new structure for the
   IETF Administrative Support Activity (IASA).

1.  Introduction

   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

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   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.

   Internet registries are critical to the operation of the Internet,
   because they provide a definitive record of the value and meaning of
   identifiers that protocols use when communicating with each other.
   Almost every Internet protocol makes use of registries in some form.
   At the time of writing, the IANA maintains more than two thousand
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