[CRISP-TEAM] Responses to GAO questions

Sweeting, John john.sweeting at twcable.com
Thu Apr 23 20:28:26 CEST 2015

I totally support sharing it on the list as well as the content.

On 4/23/15, 2:23 PM, "Izumi Okutani" <izumi at nic.ad.jp> wrote:

>Hi all,
>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:
> RIR Forum
> - 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
>  - 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
>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,
>> Nurani
>>> 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.
>>> Izumi
>>> 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,
>>>> Nurani
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