20 April 2016

Updated 5.1 and Signature Version of the SLA for the IANA Numbering Services

UPDATED v5.1 AND SIGNATURE VERSION OF THE SERVICE LEVEL AGREEMENT FOR THE IANA NUMBERING SERVICES (SLAv5.1)

20 April 2016

Background

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 published on 1 May 2015 and opened for public comments until 14 June 2015. The first draft of the SLA is available at:

https://www.nro.net/sla-v1

A second draft of the SLA was published on 6 August 2015 and opened for public comments until 31 August 2015. The second draft of the SLA is available at:

https://www.nro.net/sla-v2

A third draft of the SLA was published on 30 October 2015 and invited ICANN legal staff to provide comments by November 30th 2015. The third draft of the SLA is available at:

https://www.nro.net/sla-v3

A fourth draft of the SLA was published on 25 February and invited ICANN to move forward to signing the SLA. The fourth draft of the SLA is available at:

https://www.nro.net/sla-v4

A fifth Draft of the SLA was published on 17 March 2016 as a result of ICANN comments on the fourth draft and additional feedback received at meetings during ICANN 55 in Marrakech, this fifth draft of the SLA was open for public comments until 15 April 2016.

https://www.nro.net/sla-v5

After following discussions with ICANN staff we updated the fifth version to clarify “Condition Precedent” definition and update administrative items (i.e. AfriNIC address, signatories, etc.)

With this v5.1 version we have concluded the public comments.

https://www.nro.net/sla-v5-1   

You can also have access to the final signature SLA document

https://www.nro.net/sla

For the sake of clarity, you can find a track changes version of SLAv5.1 against the SLAv5 draft at:

https://www.nro.net/sla-track-changes

Additionally, a document with the comments on SLAv5 and the legal team responses is available at:

https://www.nro.net/slav5-comments

In accordance with the transparency commitment to our the community, we share the exchange of a clear track of comments between ICANN and RIR staff working towards a final SLA document.

Next Steps

The RIRs thank the community and ICANN staff for its thoughtful comments and now publish this SLAv5.1 and Signature version in the interest of transparency and keeping the community apprised of progress being made on the SLA. We trust that all comments and concerns have been addressed and that the current version represents a mutually acceptable SLA that is consistent with the principles found within the Internet Number Community proposal.

The RIRs expect to have this SLA signed at the same time frame as the rest of the accountability measures approved by ICANN.

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