[ARIN-Suggestions] Response to Suggestion 2014.14: IPV6 ADDRESS PART NAMING
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Thu Jul 10 15:52:24 EDT 2014
ARIN has received and issued its response to ACSP Suggestion 2014.14.
The suggestion and response text are provided below. This suggestion is
now closed and is available at:
Communications and Member Services
American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN)
IpV6 hexadecimal number groupings have no formal or informal name,
unlike the "octet" of IpV4. I would like to suggest the term "twoctet".
Obviously a mash-up of the words two and octet. Accurately describes the
number. It is familiar enough to be recognizable as a networking term.
Different enough to be associated in time with IpV6 only. A Google
search reveals a surprising lack of hits for the term.
Thank you for your suggestion, numbered 2014.14 upon confirmed receipt,
about the naming of IPv6 address space parts. I think many people have
shared your observation over the years, and I am glad you brought it up.
ARIN and the other Regional Internet Registries fulfill the role of
managing the distribution of IP addresses, but do not make decisions
about the protocol specifications and naming. As I am sure you are
already aware, the protocols themselves are developed by the Internet
Engineering Task Force (IETF).
The topic you have brought up in this suggestion has already seen active
discussion at the IETF over the years. In fact, there is an Internet
Draft on this specific topic. Contact information for the authors can be
found inside the draft if you are interested in reaching out to them.
Thank you for using the ARIN Suggestion and Consultation Process.
This suggestion is now closed.
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