Registration Authority

IEEE offers Registration Authority programs or registries which maintain lists of unique identifiers under standards and issue unique identifiers to those wishing to register them. The IEEE Registration Authority assigns unambiguous names to objects in a way which makes the assignment available to interested parties.

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Wire transfer does not ensure the guarantee of a 30-day turnaround in the issuance of an URN block assignment. If you require the assignment within 30 business days, please choose a different method for remitting payment.

  • The application will be processed upon receipt of payment as long as there are no issues with it.
  • Be sure to notify the IEEE-SA by fax on the day the transfer takes place. Include the name and location of your local bank branch and the tracking number.
  • Your bank will remit your to fee to a “correspondent” bank that will charge a $20 (US) processing fee to handle the transaction. Be sure your remittance to the IEEE-SA includes this fee in addition to the cost of the URN block.

Wire Transfer Instructions

  • Add $20 (US) to the URN block charge of $1,445 (US) to cover the “correspondent” bank's service charge.

Wire Transfer To
Wells Fargo
123 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19109 USA

ABA or R/T Number: 121000248
Account Number: 2011306738416
Account Name: IEEE
S.W.I.F.T. Address: WFBIUS6S

Please notify the IEEE-RA by email or fax (+1-732-562-1571) on the day the money is wired to Wells Fargo.

If you received an invoice in the mail, please reference the invoice number when making a payment via Wire Transfer. This information is very important in order to properly credit your account.