36-BIT ORGANIZATIONALLY UNIQUE IDENTIFIER (OUI-36)
OUI-36 is a 36-bit identifier that can be used as an Individual Address Block (IAB) or as an extended OUI. The OUI-36 may be appended with four organization-supplied bits to form a 40-bit Context Dependent Identifier (CDI-40), with twelve organization-supplied bits to form an EUI-48, or with organization-supplied 28 bits to form an EUI-64. Applications making use of an OUI-36 should make no assumptions about the bit pattern that will be present in the (24-bit most-significant) OUI portion of the assigned OUI-36.
|Publicly Registered OUI-36|
(company name & address on the public listing)
|US $645||US $645|
|Privately Registered OUI-36
(company name and address NOT on the public listing)
|US $645 + $1,130
(privacy fee addition)
|Yearly Confidentiality Renewal Fee*
(for privately registered assignments only)
|US $1,130||US $1,130|
Please search the public listing to determine whether your Organization has already been issued an OUI-36 assignment. If so, you may email us to obtain contact information for the assignment. If a new assignment is required, a Usage Percentage Letter must be submitted.
- Complete and electronically submit the OUI-36 application. Do not submit more than one application unless you are requesting more than one assignment. Applications expire after 30 days.
- A tracking number and any questions regarding your application will be sent via email to the REQUESTOR.
- Be advised that the credit card will be charged once the application is submitted. Assignment details and a Paid Invoice are sent to the REQUESTOR.
- The public OUI-36 listing is updated as assignments are issued.
The OUI defined in IEEE 802®-2001 can be used to generate 48-bit Universal LAN MAC addresses to uniquely identify Local and Municipal Area Networks stations, and Protocol Identifiers to identify public and private protocols. These are used in LAN and MAN applications. The relevant standards include but not limited to:
- CSMA/CD (IEEE 802.3™, ISO 8802-3)
- Token Bus (IEEE 802.4™, ISO 8802-4)
- Token Ring (IEEE 802.5™, ISO/IEC 8802-5)
- IEEE 802.6™ (ISO/IEC DIS 8802-6) FDDI (ISO 9314-2)
- WLAN (IEEE 802.11™, ISO/IEC 8802-1
The 'company_id' relevant standards as defined in IEEE 1212™-1991 Control and Status Register (CSR) Architecture referenced by IEEE 896.2™-1991 Futurebus+Physical Layers and Profiles include:
- IEEE Std 1596™-1992 Scalable Coherent Interface
- IEEE Std 1394™-1995 Serial Bus document. In this context, the 24-bit company_id value is a portion of the 32-bit Module_Vendor_Id ROM location (and related locations) and uniquely identifies hardware vendors and I/O software interface architectures.
- ANSI X3.230-1994 Fibre Channel Standard
The IEEE Registration Authority will assign an additional OUI-36 to any organization requesting one, providing they submit a letter on company letterhead to the IEEE Registration Authority c/o IEEE Standards Department, stating that their company will not "ship" product in the new block assignment until well after they have reached (shipped) at least 95% of the block assignment, in the context of a specified standard. Your company should ensure that large numbers of derived identifiers are not left unused.