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[ih] Very early days of the IANA

it actually goes back to the NIC, doesn't it?  Jake?

At 14:19 +0000 2011/03/01, Nigel Roberts wrote:
>On a website recently I saw a reference to the IANA pre-dating the 
>Domain Name System -- that is, incredibly, that it was created in 
>the early to mid 70s, when of course the DNS arrived in the early 
>80s following the ARPAnet split, and its original job was numbering 
>and protocols only.
>Does anyone have any material relating to the pre-naming existence 
>of the IANA and its acquisition of naming related functions?