RFC 6335, "Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) Procedures for the Management of the Service Name and Transport Protocol Port Number Registry", August 2011Source of RFC: tsvwg (tsv)
Errata ID: 4999
Status: Held for Document Update
Publication Format(s) : TEXT
Reported By: Mark Nottingham
Date Reported: 2017-04-19
Held for Document Update by: Mirja Kühlewind
Date Held: 2020-03-04
Throughout the document, when it says:
Many port number assignments are to individuals, but the document does not
contemplate how they should be handled when the assignee is dead or
otherwise can't be contacted.
The most obvious procedure to follow is a transfer (8.5), but that requires
de-assignment (8.2), and that doesn't cover the case above.