[CRISP-TEAM] the initial draft announcement

Craig Ng craig at apnic.net
Thu Dec 18 13:00:56 CET 2014

Hi Mwendwa

On 18/12/2014 3:41 am, "Mwendwa Kivuva" <Kivuva at transworldafrica.com> wrote:

> On 17 December 2014 at 13:35, Paul Rendek <rendek at ripe.net> wrote:
>> Under the section 'Accommodating the differences' you make reference to the
>> NRO entering into a contract with the IANA operator. I would like to suggest
>> to remove reference to the NRO as it will be the 5 RIRs entering into a
>> contract with the IANA operator. This is a small but very important
>> distinction. The NRO is not an incorporated entity and is not in a position
>> to enter into such a legal contract.
> ICANN and the NRO signed an MoU in 2004. Did each RIR sign separately or NRO
> EC represented the RIRs. Is this MoU still binding?

I see that Izumi has already provided a link. Here's another link with the
attachment intact. 

The parties to this MOU are expressed to be ICANN and NRO.

It was signed by the then chair of the NRO EC, as well as by each of the RIR
(this document pre-dates the establishment of AFRINIC, but AFRINIC
subsequently acceded to its terms when it joined the NRO upon its creation).

Yes, the MOU is still current, and still has legal effect.


Craig Ng
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