IANA Stewardship Transition next steps start today @ APRICOT 2015

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The numbers community, via the CRISP team, submitted its proposal for the IANA Stewardship Transition on January 15 to the ICG. Since then, a question I’ve been asked a few times is “does this mean the numbers community can now sit back and relax?”. The answer is no – we still have plenty to do to move from planning to implementation before the transition can happen.

There are three main tasks the numbering community must complete while the ICG works on the Internet community’s combined proposal.

The first is developing the Service Level Agreement (SLA) between the Regional Internet Registries and the IANA Numbering Services Operator (which is ICANN), as suggested in the CRISP proposal. I’ll talk more about this in a moment.

The second task is developing the Review Committee. The CRISP proposal recommends the establishment of a Review Committee, with representatives from each RIR, to advise the NRO EC on the review of the IANA functions operator’s performance and meeting of identified service levels. How this committee will be set up needs to be determined, and I believe this will be on the NRO’s agenda to begin community consultation soon.

The third task is an ongoing one for the CRISP team, and that is to monitor the progress of the names community’s work on their proposal to the ICG, and also to participate in the Cross Community Working Group on Enhancing ICANN Accountability to ensure the interests of the numbering community are represented.

The first task, the creation of the SLA, is something which the APNIC community will begin discussing today at APRICOT 2015 in Fukuoka, Japan.

The IANA Stewardship Transition session at APRICOT today will be conducted in two parts. Firstly, the panel members will discuss each of the community-developed IANA transition proposals, with Chair of the CRISP Team, Izumi Okutani, talking through the numbers proposal; JANOG Chair, Seiichi Kawamura, providing the protocols perspective; and Edmon Chung, CEO of DotAsia, speaking about the issues from the naming point-of-view.

Paul Wilson will present the status of the RIRs’ implementation activities, and then I’ll begin a community discussion about the process of developing and agreeing the SLA with ICANN.

We welcome your participation in this session. If you’re at APRICOT 2015, join us in room 501 today at 16:00 – 17:30 (UTC+9) or if you are participating remotely, you can join the webcast.

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