[CRISP-TEAM] Responses to GAO questions
izumi at nic.ad.jp
Thu Apr 23 20:23:32 CEST 2015
The meeting with GAO went well I think.
As highlights, below are the facts which were not initially recognized by GAO and helped that we shared:
- They weren't aware that RIRs are not just the registries but also facilitating an open, inclusive bottom-up community
Therefore, transitionining the stewardship of IANA Numbering Services to RIRs mean that this numbering community in RIR forums, which anyone can participate would be able to have their voices
PDP for Numbers are outside the ICANN
- ICANN forum and its community for policy development is focused on names. Bottom up policy development for the Number Resources Community takes place outside the ICANN, in the RIR forums.
While the ICANN Board approves the global policies, this is at the very last point of the PDP for the numbers and elements of their decision making is minimal, such as ensuring the process was followed.
ASO as the representatives of the each RIR regions provide advice to ICANN Board in approval of the global policies.
It should also be noted that global policies are limited only for distribution from IANA to RIRs, and most pollicies are developed under each RIR forums, independently, for distribution by RIRs to its respective stakeholders
There was also a question related to ensuring accountability of the IANA Numbering Services through the SLA - wouldn't the ability to terminate the SLA lead to splitting of the IANA functions?
Are there other ways to address accountability before going to this option?
- I explained that the idea is to have the community have this possibility if we wish
- There are clauses in the SLA which ensures the serive level be met with specific points listed
- ICANN has been providing the IANA Numbering Services to the RIRs for over 20 years and the service level as been satisfactory
Other questions are based on what Nurani has shared on the CRISP Team ML as the final version, with our reponses basically in line with what we had written out (they were not submitted to GAO but as a reference for our verbal reponses).
As the next steps:
We are planning to submit a written reponse to GAO to share accurate information for the questions. We will share with the CRISP Team before submission.
Nurani and I discussed that it would be helpful to share the complete response from us with the global ianaxfer list as well, and possibily publish it.
I think this would be good not just for transparency but anyone who are not familiar with our community would be able to understand better about the number resources community's involvement with IANA and our observations on the stewardship transition.
Would be interested to hear your feedback, especially if you have other thoughts on this.
On 2015/04/23 20:07, Nurani Nimpuno wrote:
> Hi all,
> In preparation of our conference call with the GAO today, Izumi and I further polished the answers to the questions provided by the GAO.
> Please find attached the final text.
> As we will have a conference call to discuss the questions, the document is merely a guide for our discussion.
> Kind regards,
>> On 21 apr 2015, at 10:23, Izumi Okutani <izumi at nic.ad.jp> wrote:
>> Many thanks Nurani and thank you to ARIN and RIPE NCC for helping us draft the response.
>> Attached are my suggested edits.
>> As a general observation, there was nothing in the responses which I diagree but I felt some responses would work better if they were placed in other parts and wasn't sure if we responded to all questions.
>> I therefore moved some of the responses and I added some additional response to the parts which seemed to me that we haven't responded to the questions.
>> CRISP Team,
>> I am happy to clarify on anything which is not clear in my edits/your feedback is welcome especially on possible concerns.
>> On 2015/04/20 18:03, Nurani Nimpuno wrote:
>>> Hi all,
>>> Please find attached draft text responding to the questions sent to us by the GAO.
>>> We have used a lot of the text that ARIN put out (thank you ARIN!) and the RIPE NCC offered to draft this text (thank you RIPE NCC!).
>>> Izumi and I have the call with the GAO on Thursday UTC 13.00 to provide the number community's response to their questions.
>>> We would welcome any comments, additions or corrections to the text that you have. Please provide your input to the list by tomorrow, Tue 21st at 13.00 UTC.
>>> Kind regards,
>>> CRISP mailing list
>>> CRISP at nro.net
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