Memos in the Requests for Comments (RFC) document series contain technical and organizational notes about the Internet.
Internet-Drafts are working documents of the IETF, its areas, and its Working Groups. Note that other groups may also distribute working documents as Internet-Drafts.
The global coordination of the DNS Root, IP addressing, and other Internet protocol resources is performed as the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) functions.
The IETF standards process provides a mechanism for filing disclosures regarding Intellectual Property Rights (IPR).
The process of creating an Internet Standard is straightforward: a specification undergoes a period of development and several iterations of review by the Internet community and revision based upon experience.