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                       URN Namespace for IEEE


   This document describes the Namespace Identifier (NID) 'ieee' for
   Uniform Resource Names (URNs) used to identify resources published by
   the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).  IEEE
   specifies and manages resources that utilize this URN identification
   model.  Management activities for these and other resources types are
   handled by the manager of the IEEE Registration Authority.

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1.  Introduction

   The Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) is an
   organization whose objectives include the educational and technical
   advancement of electrical and electronic engineering,
   telecommunications, computer engineering and allied disciplines.
   Within IEEE, standardization activities are organized into sponsors,
   such as the LAN/MAN Stadnards Commitee, and then working groups
   such as 802.1 and 802.3.  See

   As part of these specifications efforts, there is a need to identify
   identifiers in a managed namespace that are unique and persistent.
   To ensure that this namespace's uniqueness is absolute, a
   registration of a specific Unified Resource Name (URN) URN Syntax
   [RFC2141] Namespace Identifier (NID) for use by IEEE is being
   specified in this document, in full conformance with the NID
   registration process specified in URN Namespace Definition Mechanism

1.1.  Terminology

      | Acronym | Meaning                                           |
      | IEEE    | Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers |
      |         |                                                   |
      | NID     | Namespace Identifier                              |
      |         |                                                   |
      | URN     | Uniform Resource Name                             |

2.  URN Specification for IEEE

   Namespace ID:


   Registration information:

    registration version number: 1

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    registration date: 2016-09-26
     (Note to RFC Editor: Please update the registration date when this
      request gets accepted and remove this instruction)

   Declared registrant of the namespace:

    Registering organization:

      Name: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

      Address:      445 Hoes Lane
                    Piscataway, NJ 08854

      Designated contact:   Angela Thomas

        Role: Manager, IEEE Registration Authority


   Declaration of syntactic structure:

    The Namespace Specific String (NSS) of all URNs that use the
    IEEE NID will have the following structure:


      where the "IEEEresource" is a US-ASCII string that conforms to the
      URN syntax requirements [RFC2141] and defines a specific class of
      resource type.  Each resource type has a specific labeling scheme

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      that is covered by "ResourceSpecificString", which also conforms
      to the naming requirements of [RFC2141].

      IEEE maintains a registration authority, the IEEE Registration
      Authority (IEEE RA), that will manage the assignment of
      "IEEEresource" and the specific registration values assigned
      for each resource class.

   Relevant ancillary documentation:

      The IEEE Registration Authority (IEEE RA) provides information on
      the registered resources and the registrations for each.  More
      information about this registry and the procedures to be followed
      are available at:

   Identifier uniqueness considerations:

      The IEEE RA will manage resources using the IEEE NID and will be
      the authority for managing the resources and subsequent strings
      associated.  In the associated procedures, IEEE RA will ensure the
      uniqueness of the strings themselves or shall permit secondary
      responsibility for management of well-defined sub-trees.

   Identifier persistence considerations:

      IEEE will update documentation of the registered uses of the IEEE
      NID as needed.  This will be structured such that each
      "IEEEresource" will have a separate description and registration

      The registration tables and information are published and
      maintained by the IEEE RA on its web site.

   Process of identifier assignment:

      IEEE RA will provide procedures for registration of each type of
      resource that it maintains.

   Process of identifier resolution:

      The namespace is not listed with an RDS; this is not relevant.

   Rules for Lexical Equivalence:

      The strings used as values of "IEEEresource" and
      "ResourceSpecificString" are case-insensitive.

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   Conformance with URN Syntax:

      No special considerations.

   Validation mechanism:

      None specified.  URN assignment will be handled by procedures
      implemented in support of IEEE activities.



3.  Examples

   The following examples are representative URNs that could be assigned
   by IEEE RA.  While support for YANG [RFC6020],[RFC7950] was a driver
   for the creation of the namespace, the following are not necessarily
   the strings that would be assigned.



4.  Security Considerations

   There are no additional security considerations other than those
   normally associated with the use and resolution of URNs in general,
   which are described in Functional Requirements for URN [RFC1737], URN
   Syntax [RFC2141], and URN Namespace Definition Mechanism [RFC3406].

5.  IANA Considerations

   This document adds a new entry ("ieee") in the urn-namespace
   registry.  This is the defining document.  When published, the entry
   can be found in the "Uniform Resource Names (URN) Namespaces"
   registry available from the IANA site ( and any
   associated mirrors.

6.  References

6.1.  Normative References

   [RFC3406]  Daigle, L., van Gulik, D., Iannella, R., and P. Faltstrom,
              "Uniform Resource Names (URN) Namespace Definition
              Mechanisms", BCP 66, RFC 3406, DOI 10.17487/RFC3406,
              October 2002, <>.

   [RFC2141]  Moats, R., "URN Syntax", RFC 2141, DOI 10.17487/RFC2141,
              May 1997, <>.

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6.2.  Informative References

   [RFC1737]  Sollins, K. and L. Masinter, "Functional Requirements for
              Uniform Resource Names", RFC 1737, DOI 10.17487/RFC1737,
              December 1994, <>.

   [RFC6020]  Bjorklund, M., Ed., "YANG - A Data Modeling Language for
              the Network Configuration Protocol (NETCONF)", RFC 6020,
              DOI 10.17487/RFC6020, October 2010,

   [RFC7950]  Bjorklund, M., Ed., "The YANG 1.1 Data Modeling Language",
              RFC 7950, DOI 10.17487/RFC7950, August 2016,


   The IEEE Registration Authority Committee (RAC) is the oversight
   committee for the IEEE Registration Authority.  The content of this
   document has been coordinated with the RAC.  The technical contact
   from the RAC was:

   Glenn Parsons

Authors' Addresses

   Angela Thomas
   IEEE Registration Authority
   445 Hoes Lane
   Piscataway, NJ 08854

   Phone: +1 732 465 6481

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