Alan Barrett apb at cequrux.com
Wed Apr 8 13:01:07 CEST 2015

I have yet another late suggesiton for the FAQ.

Suggested new question:

   In section II.B.2, the propoal says that a decision by the
   NTIA to discontinue its stewardship would "have no significant
   impact on the continuity of IANA Numbering Services", but it
   would "remove a significant element of oversight".  This seems

Suggested answer:

  One statement refers to operations, and the other statement
  refers to oversight, so there is no contradiction.

  Where the proposal says "would have no significant impact on
  the continuity of IANA Numbering Services currently provided
  by ICANN", it's talking about operations.  The NTIA has no
  operational role whatsoever: number resource requests from the
  RIRs to the IANA are not approved by the NTIA, or even seen
  by the NTIA before the results are published.  Removal of the
  NTIA's stewardship will have no impact on operations of the
  IANA Numbering Services, because the NTIA plays no role in

  Where the proposal says "would remove a significant element of
  oversight", it's referring to the NTIA's oversight role, which
  is the ability to monitor performance and to terminate or renew
  the contract.

--apb (Alan Barrett)

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