Internet-Draft submission

This page is used to submit Internet-Drafts to the Internet-Draft repository.

If you run into problems when submitting an Internet-Draft using this and the following pages, you may alternatively submit your draft by email to However, be advised that manual processing always takes additional time.

By submitting your I-D, you are granting some rights to the IETF Trust. Before you submit your I-D, review the information on the NOTE WELL tab and BCP 78, "Rights Contributors Provide to the IETF Trust".

Before you submit your I-D, it is recommended that you check it for nits using the idnits tool.

Please send reports about submission tool bugs to the Tools Team using one of the Bug Report links at the bottom of the page.

If you need to request manual posting of an Internet-Draft, please send the draft and the reason for manual posting to

Upload an Internet-Draft

Either a plain-text document or a valid .xml file which can be processed by the xml2rfc processor must be provided.
For v3 .xml sources which include external files, this requires them to be run through xml2rfc with the --expand option, to produce a completely expanded (standalone) .xml source file for upload.
If no .txt file is provided, one will be generated from the .xml file.
Other file types are optional.