US CODE: Title 15, Chapter 1, Section 2.
>I assume you mean 2050 which supersedes 1466:
No. The registries existed before 2050. 2050 documents current
registry allocation guidelines, it does NOT address how the registries
were created. RFC 1466 documents why and how the registries were
created. Please read RFC 1466 and see what I mean.
>The authorship tends to represent those who allocate space rather
>than those who consume it.
To save you some time:
Network Working Group E. Gerich
Request for Comments: 1466 Merit
Obsoletes: 1366 May 1993
Guidelines for Management of IP Address Space
Status of this Memo
This memo provides information for the Internet community. It does
not specify an Internet standard. Distribution of this memo is
This document has been reviewed by the Federal Engineering Planning
Group (FEPG) on behalf of the Federal Networking Council (FNC), the
co-chairs of the Intercontinental Engineering Planning Group (IEPG),
and the Reseaux IP Europeens (RIPE). There was general consensus by
those groups to support the recommendations proposed in this document
for management of the IP address space.