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What is the proper name for hexadecimal like standard notation of an IPv6 address?

Last updated on December 27, 2018

        RFCs such as <a href="https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc5952">5952 - "A Recommendation for IPv6 Address Text Representation"</a> and 
2373 - "IP Version 6 Addressing Architecture" each outline the commonly used hexadecimal and colon based notation that is typically used for representing an IPv6 address, or the leading portion of an IPv6 CIDR. E.g. 2001:0db8:85a3::8a2e:0370:7334. However, the RFCs do not appear to suggest a name for this ubiquitous format. Is there a name for this format, similar to how IPv4 has a named dot-decimal notation? If so, what is the proper name to use when referring to this standard IPv6 notation?

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What is the proper name for hexadecimal like standard notation of an IPv6 address?

Last updated on December 27, 2018

        RFCs such as <a href="https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc5952">5952 - "A Recommendation for IPv6 Address Text Representation"</a> and 
2373 - "IP Version 6 Addressing Architecture" each outline the commonly used hexadecimal and colon based notation that is typically used for representing an IPv6 address, or the leading portion of an IPv6 CIDR. E.g. 2001:0db8:85a3::8a2e:0370:7334. However, the RFCs do not appear to suggest a name for this ubiquitous format. Is there a name for this format, similar to how IPv4 has a named dot-decimal notation? If so, what is the proper name to use when referring to this standard IPv6 notation?

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