Developing a single proposal for future oversight of the IANA functions will require the coordination of many different viewpoints from stakeholders around the world. To facilitate this process, a Coordination Group of 25 representatives from a range of interested stakeholder groups is currently being assembled. The structure of this Coordination Group is explained here:
The Coordination Group will include two representatives from the Number Resource Organization (NRO), which represents the five Regional Internet Registries (RIRs). It will also include one representative from the ICANN Address Supporting Organization (ASO).
The five RIR communities are each discussing the transition of IANA oversight in their own forums. The two NRO representatives and one ASO representative will ensure that the output of these discussions is fed into the global discussion and reflected in the final proposal to the NTIA.
The NRO Number Council (NC) is made up of 15 community members elected by the five RIR communities. They carry out the role of the ASO Address Council in the ICANN policy-making process.
In their 4 June meeting, the NRO NC agreed on three candidates to represent the ASO on the Coordination Group, and to forward these names to the NRO Executive Council (made up of the five RIR Directors) for a final decision:
The NRO Executive Council met on 17 June and agreed to appoint Hartmut Glaser, a Number Council member from the LACNIC community, to the Coordination Group:
It is expected that the Coordination Group will have its first meeting in mid-July 2014.