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RFC 5226, "Guidelines for Writing an IANA Considerations Section in RFCs", May 2008

Note: This RFC has been obsoleted by RFC 8126

Source of RFC: IETF - NON WORKING GROUP
Area Assignment: gen

Errata ID: 2684
Status: Rejected
Type: Editorial

Reported By: Julian Reschke
Date Reported: 2011-01-13
Rejected by: Russ Housley
Date Rejected: 2011-12-08

Section 4.2 says:

      5) Initial assignments and reservations.  Clear instructions
         should be provided to identify any initial assignments or
         registrations.  In addition, any ranges that are to be reserved
         for "Private Use", "Reserved", "Unassigned", etc. should be
         clearly indicated.

It should say:

      5) Initial assignments and reservations.  Clear instructions
         should be provided to identify any initial assignments or
         registrations.  In addition, any ranges that are to be reserved
         for "Private Use", "Reserved", etc. should be
         clearly indicated.

Notes:

Unassigned values are not "reserved". For bounded registries, they can be computed from the assigned/reserved values. For unbounded registries (think media types), mentioning them doesn't make any sense at all.
--VERIFIER NOTES--
No change is needed. The use of "should" provides any necessary flexibility. In the IANA Considerations section of a document that sets up a registry, authors tend to indicate which values are initially "Unassigned".

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