Delegation of IPv6 address space

14 July 1999

From: IANA [iana@ISI.EDU]
Sent: Wednesday, July 14, 1999 12:32 PM
To: iana-announce@ISI.EDU
Cc: 'iana'
Subject: Delegation of IPv6 address space

Internet Community,

After much discussion concerning the policy guidelines for the deployment of
IPv6 addresses, in addition to the years of technical development done
throughout the Internet community, the IANA has delegated the initial IPv6
address space to the regional registries in order to begin immediate
worldwide deployment of IPv6 addresses.

We would like to thank the current Regional Internet Registries (RIR) for
their invaluable work in the construction of the policy guidelines, which
seem to have general consensus from the Internet community.  We would also
like to thank the efforts of the IETF community and the support of the IAB
in making this effort a reality.

If you have further questions concerning this issue, please contact your
RIR, or you may also contact the IANA at

The policy guidelines can be found online at one of the Regional Internet

This is an historic moment in the continued development of the Internet.

Thank you for your valuable support and participation in the Internet