A collection of policy, guidance and best practices documents for Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) and Internet of Things (IoT) (which have also been called Smart Objects, Things, or Devices).

Policy, guidance and best practices documents specific to cloud computing appear in the Cloud Computing article in the IPv6 Infrastructure section. Best practices documents describing IPv6 and IoT security appear in the IPv6 and IoT Security Best Practices article in the Security section. Best practices documents describing smart cities appear in the Additional Information about IoT and Smart Cities article of the IPv6 and IoT: Frequently Asked Questions section.

(Note: A policy document describes a set of specific actions that must be taken or goals that must be achieved. A guidance document describes a set of non-mandatory actions that could be taken or practices that could be used to achieve recommended goals. A best practices document describes actions or practices that are known to produce good outcomes when followed.)

International organizations and organizations outside the United States (including Canadian, European, Asian, Australian and others) documents

3Pillar Global, Inc.

Industrial Internet of Things (IIOT) Cybersecurity – Defending the Internet of Targets, Apr, 2020

Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Telecommunications and Information Working Group (TEL)

APEC TEL IPv6 Guidelines, Sept, 2010
APEC TEL IPv6 Deployment Strategies in APEC Economies, Aug, 2017

Australian Defence Organisation

Australian Defence Organisation CDR-01 Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6) Transition Plan, July, 2005

Australian Government Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water

Industry 4.0, June, 2022

Australian Government Department of Finance and Deregulation, Information Management Office

A Strategy for the Implementation of IPv6 for Australian Government Agencies, version 2, July, 2009
Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) Transition Project formally closed, Feb, 2016

Australian Government Department of Homeland Affairs

Code of Practice: Securing the Internet of Things for Consumers, Sept, 2020

Australian Signals Directorate

Australian Cyber Security Directorate

IoT Secure-by-Design Guidance for Manufacturers, Sept, 2023

Autorité de Régulation des Communications Électroniques et des Postes (ARCEP) Task Force, France

Enterprises: How to Deploy IPv6?, Mar, 2022


President of the Republic

Decree No. 9,854 National Internet of Things Plan, Jun, 2019


Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Standards Advisory Council of Canada (ISACC) IPv6 Task Group (IITG)

IPv6 in Canada: Final Report and Recommendations of the IITG, March, 2010

Chief Information Officer Branch

Government of Canada IPv6 Adoption Strategy, May, 2012

Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat

Internet Protocol version 6 Network Equipment Procurement Guideline, Nov, 2012
Technical Requirements for Internet Protocol Version 6 Network Equipment Procurement Guideline v2.0, June, 2013


Central Committee of the Communist Party

Action Plan for Promoting the Large-Scale Deployment of Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6), Nov, 2017 (English translation)

Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT)

Implementing the Action Plan for Promoting the Scale Deployment of the Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6), May, 2018 (English translation)
Notice on accelerating the deployment and application of the sixth edition (IPv6) of the Internet Protocol, July, 2021 (English translation)
2022 Work Arrangement for Further Promoting the Large-scale Deployment and Application of IPv6, Apr, 2022 (English translation)
2023 Work Arrangement for Further Promoting the Large-scale Deployment and Application of IPv6, May, 2023 (English translation)

Cloud Security Alliance (CSA)

CSA IoT Security Controls Framework v2, Jan, 2021

Guide to the Internet of Things (IoT) Security Controls Framework v2, Jan, 2021


Bureau Telecommunicatie en Post

A Practical approach for IPv6 Introduction and Migration, Aug, 2012

European Digital SME Alliance

SME Guide for Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), April, 2020

European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI)

Deployment of IPv6-based Internet of Things, IP6 008, Jun, 2017
IPv6 Deployment in the Enterprise, Jun, 2017
Cyber Security for Consumer Internet of Things: Baseline Requirements, Jun, 2020
IPv6 Best Practices, Benefits, Transition Challenges and the Way Forward, Aug, 2020
IPv6 Enhanced Innovation (IPE): Gap Analysis, Aug, 2021
IPv6 Enhanced Innovation (IPE): 5G Transport over IPv6 and SRv6, May, 2022

Industry Specification Group on IPv6 Integration (ISG IP6)

IPv6 Best Practices, Benefits, Transition Challenges, and the Way Forward (Section 6), Aug, 2020

European Commission

Shaping Europe’s Digital Future, Nov, 2022
EU Internet Standards Deployment Monitoring Website, Nov, 2022

European Union (EU)

Impact of IPv6 on Vertical Markets, Oct, 2007
ADVANCING THE INTERNET: Action Plan for the deployment of Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) in Europe, June, 2008
Governments Enabled with IPv6 (GEN6) Presentations, May, 2015
Europe’s Internet of Things Policy, since 2015

IPv6 Framework for European Governments (SMART 2016/0099 supported by plum)

Technical Profiles IPv6 for Public Administrations in Europe, Apr, 2018
Guidelines and Process: IPv6 for Public Administrations in Europe, Nov, 2018

European Union Agency for Cybersecurity (ENISA)

Baseline Security Recommendations for IoT, Nov, 2017
Good Practices for Security of IoT – Secure Software Development Lifecycle, Nov, 2019
Guidelines for Securing the Internet of Things, Nov, 2020

EU-China Future Internet Research and Experimentation (FIRE) (Note: the EU-China project ended June, 2015. The www.euchina-fire.eu website is archived.)

IPv6: Deployment Best Practices - Examples, Mar, 2015
IPv6: Deployment Best Practices - Governments and Enterprises, Jul, 2015

European Union-Internet of Things (EU-IoT) Consortium

NGIoT Roadmap and Policy Recommendations, May, 2022


Bundesministerium des Innern

DEUTSCHLAND-ONLINE INFRASTRUKTUR IPv6 Reference Manual (in English), Jan, 2011
IPv6-Masterplan fur die Bundesverwaltung, Nov, 2019


IPv6 Transition Guide for the Public Administration, version 1.1 (in English), Dec, 2013

Groupe Spécial Mobile (GSM) Association (GSMA)

Understanding the Internet of Things (IoT), Jul, 2014
Opportunities and Use Cases for EDGE COMPUTING IN THE IoT, Nov, 2018

Hogan Lovells

A Comparison of IoT Regulatory Uncertainty in the EU, China, and the United States, Mar, 2019


Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, Department of Telecommunications

Progressive IPv6 Transition Timeline Revisions are available here
National IPv6 Deployment Roadmap Version II, March, 2013
Compendium of IPv6 Based Solutions/ Architecture/ Case Studies for Different Industry Verticals, Aug, 2014
National Telecom M2M Roadmap, Jan, 2015

International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)

INTERNET OF THINGS Innovation Landscape Brief, Sep, 2019

International Telecommunications Union (ITU)

A Handbook on Internet Protocol (IP)-Based Networks and Related Topics and Issues, Aug, 2005
Attachments for A Handbook on Internet Protocol (IP)-Based Networks and Related Topics and Issues, Sept, 2005
Harnessing the Internet of Things for Global Development, Feb, 2016
Reference model of IPv6 subnet addressing plan for Internet of Things deployment (Draft), Jan 2018. Also, see comments

(In addition to the articles referenced above, the ITU also maintains a website devoted to IPv6 and related topics and a website devoted to IoT and related topics)

Internet Architecture Board (IAB)

IPv6 Address Allocation Management Request for Comments (RFC) 1881, Dec, 1995
IAB/IESG Recommendations on IPv6 Address Allocations to Sites RFC 3177, Sept 2001 (obsoleted by IPv6 Address Assignment to End Sites RFC 6177, Mar 2011)
IAB Thoughts on IPv6 Network Address Translation, RFC 5902, Jul, 2010
Architectural Considerations in Smart Object Networking, RFC 7452, Mar, 2015
Statement on IPv6, Nov, 2016

Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)

Office of the Chief Technology Officer (as sponsor of Internet Governance Project)

ICANN’s IPv6 Initiative, Feb 2017
The Hidden Standards War: Economic Factors Affecting IPv6 Deployment (final draft), Feb 2019
The DNS and the Internet of Things: Opportunities, Risks, and Challenges, May, 2019
The ICANN Strategic Policy for FY 2021 to 2025, Jun 2019

Internet Governance Forum (IGF)

Best Practice Forum on Creating an Enabling Environment for IPv6 Adoption, Nov, 2015
2016 Best Practice Forum on IPv6 -- understanding the commercial and economic incentives behind a successful IPv6 deployment, Dec, 2016

Internet of Things Privacy Forum

Clearly Opaque, Privacy Risks of the Internet of Things, May, 2018

Internet Society (ISOC)

Internet of Things: An Overview, Oct, 2015
Policy Brief: Adoption of IPv6, Apr, 2016
Policy Brief: IoT Privacy Brief for Policy Makers, Sept, 2019
Policy Brief: The Internet of Things, Oct, 2016
Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) Transition, Sept 2016
State of IPv6 Deployment 2018, Jun, 2018
Enhancing IoT Security: Final Outcomes and Recommendations Report, May, 2019

Online Trust Alliance (OTA)

IoT Trust Framework, May, 2018
Best Practices: Enterprise IoT Security Checklist, Apr, 2018
Best Practices: Consumer IoT Information & Resources (a series of 9 checklists), Oct, 2017


Japan Network Information Center (JPNIC)

IPv6 Situation in Japan, ongoing

Japanese Task Force

Action Plan and Milestone Toward IPv4 Address Exhaustion, Oct, 2010

Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry (METI)

Internet of Things ('IoT') Security and Safety Framework (in English), Nov, 2020
New International Standard for Safe Use of IoT Products and Systems, Jun, 2021

Nippon Telegraph & Telephone (NTT) Information Sharing Platform Laboratories

IPv6 Deployment Issues version 1.2.1 (in English), Nov, 2011


Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC)

Guidelines on IPv6 Implementation and Compliance Test, Feb, 2012
Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) Equipment Compliance, July, 2019
IPv6 Requirements Mandate, Apr 2020
Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) Deployment Requirements To Complete Transition to IPv6, July, 2022

Ministry of Energy, Water, and Communications

National Strategic IPv6 Roadmap, June, 2008
National Internet of Things (IoT) Strategic Roadmap, Jun, 2015


Transition from IPv4 to IPv6 in Mongolia, Oct, 2015


Government Roadmap for IPv4 to IPv6 Network Migration: A Case of Nepal, Aug, 2015

Next Generation IPv6 Task Force (prepared by Next Generation Applications, IPv6 Trials, IPv6 Infrastructure, and Mobile Services working groups)

Main Task Force Report, Nov, 2002

New Zealand

New Zealand Government, Guidance and Resources, Architecture

Government ICT Strategy and Action Plan to 2017, June, 2013

Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) for New Zealand Government, August, 2017

New Zealand IPv6 Task Force in conjunction with Association of Local Government Information Management (ALGIM)

ALGIM Whitepaper on IPv6 Adoption within Local Government, Oct, 2011

New Zealand IPv6 Task Force in conjunction with InternetNZ

Whitepaper on IPv6 Adoption by New Zealand Enterprise, April, 2013

North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Communications and Information (NCI) Agency

NATO Communications Services (NCS) Roadmap, Technical Report 2013-SPW008905-11, March, 2014

NATO Consultation, Command, and Control Agency (NC3A)

Planning the Introduction of IPv6 in NATO, Mar, 2006

NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence (CCDCOE)

IPv6 Transition and Security Threat Report, Feb, 2014

The Number Resources Organization (NRO)

IPv4 exhaustion and IPv6 transition: the NRO perspective, Dec. 2008
Global and Regional Internet Registry (RIR) Overview, Aug, 2021

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

The Seoul Declaration for the Future of the Internet Economy, June, 2008
Internet Address Space: Economic Considerations in the Management of IPv4 and the Deployment of IPv6, June, 2008
The Internet in Transition: The State of the Transition to IPv6 in Today's Internet and Measures to Support the Continued Use of IPv4, Apr 2014
The Economics of Transition to Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6), Nov, 2014
IoT Measurement and Applications, Oct, 2018


El Presidente de la República

SUPREME DECREE Nº 081-2017-PCM, Jun, 2017 (English translation)


The Ministry of Information and Communications Technology

IPv6 Implementation Strategy for the State of Qatar, Jan, 2014

IPv6 Dual Stack Implementation Guidelines, Dec, 2018

Republic of Uganda

Ministry of Information and Communications Technology

Transition from Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4) to Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) (draft), Dec, 2010

Réseaux IP Européens (RIPE) Network Coordination Centre (NCC)

RIPE IPv6 Working Group

Requirements For IPv6 in ICT Equipment RIPE-554, June, 2012 (Updated by RIPE-772)
IPv6 Address Allocation and Assignment Policy RIPE-738, Mar, 2020
Requirements For IPv6 in ICT Equipment RIPE-772, Dec, 2021

Saudi Arabia

Communications and Information Technology Commission

IPv6 Policies, Procedures and Guidelines, June, 2009


Infocomm Media Development Authority (formerly known as Infocomm Development Authority), Resource Management & Standards, Telecommunications Standards Advisory Committee

Internet Protocol version 6 Transition Plans for Singapore, June 2006
Internet Protocol version 6 Phase 2 Transition Plans for Singapore, Apr 2011
IPv6 Adoption Guide for Singapore, March 2011
Singapore Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) Profile, Issue 1, Oct 2016
IMDA IoT Cyber Security Guide, Mar, 2020


Government of the Republic of Slovenia, Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology

Study: Transition to IPv6 (Guidelines for Deliberation on the National IPv6 Strategy), March, 2012

South Korea

Ministry of Science, ICT, and Future Planning

Master Plan for Building the Internet of Things (IoT), May, 2014


Council of Ministers

Development Plan for the Deployment of the IPv6 Protocol in Spain, Jun, 2011


Taiwan Network Information Center (NIC)

IPv6 Deployment Strategies and Status, Aug, 2008

Trans-European Research and Education Networking Association (TERENA)

IPv6 Migration Guide: Best Practice Document, Dec, 2013

United Kingdom

GOV.UK (Government Digital Service)

Chief Scientific Advisor

The Internet of Things: making the most of the Second Digital Revolution, Dec, 2014

Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport

"Smart devices", secure by design, a collection ongoing since 2018

Royal Academy of Engineering

Internet of Things, realizing the potential of a trusted smart world, Mar, 2018