RIR comparative policy overview updated

7 Aug 2017

The Number Resource Organization (NRO) has published an updated version of its Regional Internet Registries (RIR) Comparative Policy Overview. The document provides an analysis of the various policies implemented by the five RIRs (AFRINIC, APNIC, ARIN, LACNIC, and RIPE NCC) in areas such as allocation and assignment of IPV4, IPv6, and autonomous system numbers; reverse DNS; policy development processes; and Internet experiments. The policy overview is reviewed and revised by the NRO quarterly, and it is aimed at serving as a reference for the Internet community.

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Internet Protocol numbers (IP numbers) are unique numeric addresses that all devices connected to the Internet must have. Generally speaking, two devices connected to the Internet cannot have the same IP number.


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