IANA (Internet Assigned Numbers Authority)

From NENA Knowledge Base

IANA (Internet Assigned Numbers Authority) is the departmental entity within ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) that oversees coordination of global IP address allocation, DNS root zone management, protocol name and number registries, and other Internet protocol assignments. Some NENA documents may use IANA Protocol Registries following the processes described in RFC 8126.

Related Term:

IANA Registry

A place where globally coordinated account records reflecting internet codes and numbers used in technical standards are centrally maintained by the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority, usually at the behest of the IETF.

Relevant NENA Documents


NENA-STA-010, NENA i3 Standard for Next Generation 9-1-1

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