The DSCP field within the DS field is capable of conveying 64 distinct codepoints. The codepoint space is divided into three pools for the purpose of codepoint assignment and management: a pool of 32 codepoints (Pool 1) to be assigned by Standards Action as defined in [RFC2434], a pool of 16 codepoints (Pool 2) to be reserved for experimental or Local Use (EXP/LU) as defined in [RFC2434], and a pool of 16 codepoints (Pool 3) which are initially available for experimental or local use, but which should be preferentially utilized for standardized assignments if Pool 1 is ever exhausted. The pools are defined in the following table (where 'x' refers to either '0' or '1').
Registry included below
|Pool||Codepoint Space||Registration Procedure||Note|
|2||xxxx11||Experimental or Local Use||Reserved for experimental or Local Use|
|3||xxxx01||Experimental or Local Use||May be utilized for future Standards Action allocations as necessary|