[Internal-cg] an IAB document under review: draft-iab-iana-principles

Jari Arkko jari.arkko at piuha.net
Wed Jan 7 16:31:08 UTC 2015

I wanted to point folks to a document which has been in progress in the
IAB. The document does not discuss specific IANA arrangements or
or approaches to transition, but rather points out some underlying

It has been out for community comment in the IETF for the last month, 
and the IAB is considering approving it. But the IAB would welcome your
feedback on this topic as well. If you have comments, please send
them before Wednesday January 21st.

Here is the summary of the document:

  The registry system is built on trust and mutual cooperation.  The
  use of the registries is voluntary and is not enforced by mandates or
  certification policies.  While the use of registries is voluntary, it
  is noted that the success of the Internet creates enormous pressure
  to use Internet protocols and the registries associated with them.

  This document provides principles for the operation of IANA
  registries, ensuring that protocol identifiers have consistent
  meanings and interpretations across all implementations and
  deployments, and thus providing the necessary trust in the

  This document is a split off from draft-iab-iana-framework-02.  This
  document contains principles that were scattered in various places in
  the IANA Framework, pulling them into one place.

  The IANA Framework has been under discussion since February 2011.

The document is available here:



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