[CRISP-TEAM] Section V NTIA Requirements Re: Updated proposal draft - reordering answers edit

Izumi Okutani izumi at nic.ad.jp
Sun Jan 4 15:27:34 CET 2015

Thank you Nurani for sharing the draft very promptly.

I thought this draft has far strengthened our responses to each 
questions in this section.

I just have two clarfications to make.

If you have comments, please give your feedback before the coming call 
on 5th Jan as much as possibl.

> •	Support and enhance the multistakeholder model;
> The RIRs are not-for-profit membership organisations accountable to their membership and communities. The processes developed by these communities over time are open, bottom-up and inclusive of all stakeholders, ensuring the opportunity for anyone with an interest in management of Internet number resources to participate in policy-making.

Very good description.

> Shifting stewardship of the IANA functions to the RIRs and their communities is an important step in acknowledging the maturity and stability of the multistakeholder governance model, and in recognizing the success and de facto authority of that model under the current arrangement.
> •	Maintain the security, stability, and resiliency of the Internet DNS;
> This proposal is grounded in the RIR communities' strongly expressed desire for stability and operational continuity of this critical element of the Internet infrastructure. The operational and policy-making structures relating to management of the global Internet number resource pools have served the Internet community well over time. No changes are proposed in this document that affect the security, stability, and resiliency of the DNS.

I wonder if this question is strictly on DNS or this is in more broader 
context of infrastructure related to IANA operations.

If it's the latter (broader than DNS),it may be worth describing that 
our proposal is based on minimum changes to the existing IANA operation 
to maintain its security, stabililty and resiliency.

> •	Meet the needs and expectation of the global customers and partners of the IANA services;
> The RIRs and their communities are the primary global customers for the Internet number resource-related IANA functions. As such, they have on numerous occasions expressed their satisfaction with the current management of the IANA functions, which has ensured the effective implementation of policies developed by the community and the efficient distribution of number resources to the RIRs. This proposal has been developed by the RIR communities, as customers of the IANA number-related functions, and meets their need for continuity and stability in the operation of the number-related IANA functions. It does this by solidifying the IANA functions operator's accountability to the RIRs and their communities in relation to the number-related IANA functions.

I think this reply captures our situation very well.

> •	Maintain the openness of the Internet.
> An "open" Internet relies on the effective implementation of policies developed via open, inclusive, bottom-up processes, ensuring the coordinated distribution and registration of Internet number resources. The Internet numbers community, has a longstanding history of bottom-up, inclusive, open and transparent policy-making and operational processes. By building on these structures developed by the Internet numbers community, this proposal ensures that in this regard, the openness of the Internet is maintained. In addition, the proposed community Review Committee will ensure bottom-up community involvement in the open and transparent evaluation of the IANA functions operation.

Just want to confirm whether we want to cover openness of the IANA 
function  on number resources.
i.e., all records are published on iana.org and the proposal doesn't 
make changes to this part

(I don't feel strongly about it and raising as a point to confirm)

> •	The proposal must not replace the NTIA role with a government-led or an inter-governmental organization solution.
> This proposal will place the RIRs in the role currently occupied by NTIA. The RIRs are not-for-profit organisations, accountable to their memberships and their communities. Those communities are open to anyone that wishes to contribute and they include 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.

I thought this paragraph is good as it is.
Thank you Nurani.


On 2015/01/03 0:28, Nurani Nimpuno wrote:
> Dear colleagues,
> Please find attached a new, strengthened text on Section V NTIA Requirements.
> It is quite a lot longer than the initial text, but I agree with Izumi that it is vital that we address the requirements set out thoroughly. I would appreciate any feedback you may have.
> Kind regards,
> Nurani

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