March 27th, 2014
Face to face meeting Singapore 11:30 AM Singapore Time
Executive Council Attendees:
Chairman: Adiel Akplogan (AA) AFRINIC
Secretary: Axel Pawlik (AP) RIPE NCC
Member: Paul Wilson (PW) APNIC
Treasurer: Raul Echeberria (RE) LACNIC
Member: John Curran (JC) ARIN
Anne Rachel Inne (ARI) AFRINIC
Paul Andersen (PA) ARIN
Cathy Handley (CH) ARIN
Pablo Hinojosa (PH) APNIC
Akinori Maemura (AM) APNIC
Andres Piazza (API) LACNIC
Paul Rendek (PR) RIPE NCC
Remco Van Mook (RMV)
German Valdez (GV) NRO
AA Welcomed the participants and opened the meeting at 11:40 AM Singapore time
1) Strategic Relations with ICANN
AA mentioned that the NRO needs to review how do we want to move forward in the relationship with ICANN, what new engagement and boundaries are necessary. AA said that the fact the new ICANN website doesn’t have any mention about the RIR is not by accident because in the past RIR have clearly defined that our business is outside ICANN realm.
AP said that in past meetings with ICANN Baord, we have repetitively talked about the lack of information regarding the ASO.
PR mentioned that is important that when it comes about RIR issues we need to own our dialogue with ICANN.
PW suggested that the NRO/RIR should be more proactive in the relationship with ICANN. PW suggested that in the case of ICANN website and the lack of RIR information we should work with ICANN to provide the content. PW added that from now on the NRO should try to secure a meeting with Fadi during ICANN meetings.
PR mentioned that after the meeting with ICANN GSE and RVP he received an invitation to go to Washington and work with ICANN communications and PR area. PR suggested that the PACG could work and in an engagement plan with ICANN.
AA suggested that the engagement should be consistent and beyond the current consultation process.
CH suggested that the PACG work on this idea during WTDC.
PR reminded that RIPE NCC external relations staff will work to map out all the engagement with the community in Dubai around the WTDC and offered to include this new approach with ICANN relationship.
AA agreed that the relationship with ICANN needs to be redefine and formalize
PR asked if the NRO EC would support a visit to Washington to work on this with ICANN.
NRO EC members present in the meeting approved the idea.
AA concluded that the decision is to instruct the PACG to work in an engagement plan with ICANN using the IANA consultation process as a first practical case.
2) Post ICANN 49 Communications
AA said that apparently no definition about the process would happen before April 7th AA considered that the RIR shouldn’t wait for ICANN to engage with our community regarding the consultation process.
PW asked about making a statement at the NRO level after April 7th once the process is clearer.
PR said that London would be the milestone for an NRO statement, once most of the RIR have had their meetings. PR added that after NETmundial conference would be another opportunity to make an NRO statement. PR suggested that the PACG meets around the WTDC week and come up with some NRO communications milestone.
CH suggested sending at least 2 PACG members to the visit to Washington.
AP agreed that the PACCG should work to map out the RIR engagement activities with the community including ICANN and suggest NRO communications milestones for the coming conferences
Meeting was adjourned at 12:15 PM Singapore time.