We’re looking forward to welcoming the APNIC community to Brisbane next week for the APNIC 38 conference – it should be a great event.
One of the important sessions on the agenda is a 90 minute consultation session scheduled for Wednesday, September 17, at 11:00am (01:00 UTC) to gather community input on the IANA stewardship transition process. If you’re not familiar with this process, we have a page with a lot of background and some recent blog posts.
APNIC and the other RIRs have a great interest in the outcome of the discussions around the future stewardship of IANA. APNIC’s operations depend on IANA’s numbering functions, including IPv4, IPv6 and ASN registry services. The stability and accountability of these functions is of prime importance to APNIC and the numbering services provided to the community.
In preparation for this session, the APNIC Secretariat has prepared a draft proposal (below) containing some points which the IP addressing community may want to see represented in a transition plan.
The proposal aims to stimulate community discussion, so we encourage you to study this proposal and provide comments during the session next week in Brisbane, and also online, through the discussion mailing list.
All community input received by November 2014 will be supplied to the NRO, which is aiming to compile a proposal from all the RIR communities to be shared with the IANA Stewardship Transition Coordination Group created by ICANN. The Coordination Group’s role is to produce a single transition plan which will be submitted to the US Government in June 2015.
In addition to the proposal slides, I am including references to two background documents, one explaining the IANA functions and the other with an account of the statements the NRO has made on this matter throughout the years.
We look forward to receiving your feedback and a productive discussion at APNIC 38!
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