[rfc-i] ARPANET vs ARPAnet?

Bob Braden braden at ISI.EDU
Wed Oct 4 09:33:18 PDT 2006


The RFC Editor needs to make an editorial decision on capitalization of
"arpanet".  This is such an important historical name that we felt a
need to think a bit about it.

Here is my memory: we originally called it "ARPANET", but over the
years there has been a tendency to morph the name to "ARPAnet".  The
same thing happened to "NSFNET", which morphed into "NSFnet".

Any opinions? Preferences?

Hey, it's more interesting to me than the administrative hassles on
ietf.org! ;-)

Bob Braden


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