Update of and Clarification to IANA Policy Definitions in BCP 26

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Author Barry Leiba 
Last updated 2012-11-05 (latest revision 2012-04-24)
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Section 4.1 of BCP 26 (RFC 5226) discusses possible IANA registration policies that might be used in documents with IANA actions, and defines some well-known policy terms. This document clarifies the usage of these terms, and discourages the use of overly restrictive registration policies. The author is working with IANA on an update to BCP 26, and this document's contents will be folded into that effort. While that's in process, this draft will be kept alive for reference.


Barry Leiba (barryleiba@computer.org)

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