[CRISP-TEAM] General points to note Re: Preparation for comment for the ICG proposal

Nurani Nimpuno nurani at netnod.se
Wed Aug 12 12:50:59 CEST 2015

Hi all,

I looked at questions 7, 8 and 9 and have included the text from the number community' proposal for each point below. 

Do we feel that this answers the ICG questions in a satisfactory manner, or do we want to give a broader answer on the combined proposal, based on all three communities’ input?

While I think we need to respond from a numbers’ perspective, I feel it might be a little bit limited simply responding with our original text from the proposal. (If so, we might at least want to rephrase it.) 

If we choose to comment on numbers part, I suggest we at least write a pre-amble, explaining this. 

What are your thoughts on this?

Kind regards,

Q7. Meets the needs and expectations of the global customers and partners of the IANA services

The Internet Number Community is the customer of the Internet number resource IANA Numbering Services. The Internet Number Community has often expressed its satisfaction with the current management of the IANA Numbering Services, which have effectively implemented policies developed by the community and efficiently provided Numbering Services to the RIRs. This proposal has been developed by the Internet Number Community, as the customer of the IANA Numbering Services, and meets its need for continuity and stability in the operation of the IANA Numbering Services. It does this by solidifying the IANA Numbering Services Operator’s accountability to the Internet Number Community.

Q8. Maintains the openness of the Internet

An open Internet relies on the effective implementation of policies developed via open, transparent, and bottom-up processes, ensuring the transparent and coordinated distribution and registration of Internet Number Resources. The Internet Number Community has a long-standing history of open, transparent, and bottom-up policy-making and operational processes (including the transparent publication of all registration information). By building on the structures developed by the Internet Number Community, this proposal ensures that in this regard the openness of the Internet is maintained.

In addition, the proposed community Review Committee will ensure community involvement in the open and transparent evaluation of the IANA Numbering Services.

Q9. Any concerns that the proposal is replacing NTIA's role with a government-led or inter-governmental organization solution

The number community proposal does not replace the NTIA role with a government-led or an inter-governmental organization solution. This proposal places the RIRs in the role currently occupied by the NTIA. The RIRs are not-for- profit organizations, accountable to the community. The Internet Number Community is open to anyone who wishes to contribute and includes participants from all Internet stakeholder groups, including operators, civil society, business, the technical community, and governments. Open, community-driven, and consensus-based policy development processes mean that no single stakeholder group has a dominant role in policy-making.

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