About the IETF
Introduction to the IETF
The Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), founded in 1986, is the premiere standards development organization (SDO) for the Internet.
The work of the IETF is undertaken and supported by a wide variety of groups with differing structures, goals, and responsibilities.
Public archives of most of the contributions, submissions, statements and communications that we receive.
The IETF Administration LLC (IETF LLC) provides the corporate legal home for the IETF, the Internet Architecture Board (IAB), and the Internet Research Task Force (IRTF).
Participate in the IETF
Participation in the IETF is open to individuals willing to contribute technical expertise to help make the Internet work better.
This page provides information about terms commonly used in the IETF.
The Note Well describes IPR and other policies related to submissions by a Contributor for publication as all or part of an IETF Internet-Draft or RFC and any statement made within the context of an IETF activity.
The IETF has a limited number of liaison relationships with other organizations. Liaisons are appointed by the Internet Architecture Board (IAB) when the IAB feels that conditions warrant appointing a specific person to such a task.
IETF Financial Supporters
IETF donors help ensure there is always a neutral venue for advancing the technical foundation for the global Internet today and in the future.