CALL FOR COMMENTS FOR THE SECOND DRAFT SERVICE LEVEL AGREEMENT (SLA) FOR THE IANA NUMBERING SERVICES.
NRO – PUBLIC CONSULTATION
Open until: 31 August 2015, 23:59 UTC
On 15 January, 2015, the Consolidated RIR IANA Stewardship Proposal (CRISP) Team submitted the Internet Number Community Proposal to the request for proposals issued by the IANA Stewardship Coordination Group (ICG).
One of the key elements of the Internet Number Community proposal is to replace the current NTIA IANA agreement with a new contract, a Service Level Agreement (SLA), between the IANA Numbering Services Operator and the five RIRs.
A first draft of the SLA was produced on May 1st 2015 and opened for public comments until June 14th 2015. The first draft of the SLA is available at https://www.nro.net/sla-v1.
Discussions about the development of the SLA have occurred in all RIR meetings at: APNIC 39 (2-6 March, 2015), ARIN 35 (12-15 April, 2015), RIPE 70 (11-15 May, 2015), LACNIC 23 (18-22 May, 2015) and AFRINIC 22 (3-5 June, 2015).
Results of this discussion are documented in the NRO website at
Second draft SLA
As a result of the public consultation of the first draft of the SLA and the RIR meetings discussions, a second draft of the SLA has been produced and it’s available at
For the sake of clarity you can find a track changes version with the first draft at:
Additionally a document with the comments received during the consultation period and the legal team responses is available at
All interested parties are now encouraged to review and comment on this second version of the draft proposal; including members of the RIRs, ICANN, and their communities; members of the CRISP Team and the ICG; and any other organisations and individuals.
This call for public comments will remain open until 31 August, 2015 at 23:59 UTC. Comments can be submitted by any interested party to the firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list. Subscription to this list is open and available at:
About the second draft SLA
The draft SLA has been developed by a team of legal experts from different RIRs. It responds to the principles included in the Internet Number Community proposal and is based on the already existing provisions of the NTIA IANA agreement. The content of this draft is NOT the result of negotiations with ICANN or any other parties. It is written in such a way so that it can be signed as part of the implementation of the IANA transition when this occurs or before, without pre-judging the outcome of the ICG coordinated proposal.
The draft includes legally important provisions, such as those that regulate the five RIRs acting together and being responsible collectively before ICANN. It includes background and definitions.
This draft SLA also includes explanatory footnotes that reference the source of each article according to the Internet Number Community proposal principles or the NTIA IANA agreement.
During this final public comment period, the CRISP team is encouraged to review the draft SLA and its consistency with the principles of the Internet Number Community proposal.
ICANN in particular is encouraged to review the draft in detail, and to submit any and all final comments during this period.
All comments received by the deadline will be processed by the legal team of the RIRs and, as appropriate, included in a further and final draft of the SLA which will be presented to ICANN as the proposed final SLA. It is hoped that this document will be agreed by ICANN without further changes.
Last modified on 27/10/2015