[CRISP-TEAM] Review Committee changes

Izumi Okutani izumi at nic.ad.jp
Wed Jan 7 04:36:58 CET 2015

Alan and CRISP Team,

Thank you Alan for drafting the text. I think this captures key points
raised including comments from Andrew Dul.

On review interval of three year as suggeted, I personally think it's
practical but I'm not sure whether we reached a position on this as

Let me explicitly make a call for comments on this by a seperate thread.

Minor text suggestion:

1. Add: Review Committee selection and process willl be conducted in an
   open and transparent manner.

   - Based on suggestion by Anrew Dul
   - Obvious to us from the process described butworth describing
     explicitly for other communities

2. Merge: "Appointment of a different contractor" and ""ICANN to
   continue as the IANA functions operator on number resources""

   - To avoid misundertanding we are proposing this as a seperate
     element and being contradictory about maintaining the current IANA

Suggested text:

1. Added the part marked in *

The NRO EC shall establish a Review Committee that will advise and
assist the NRO EC in its periodic review. *Review Committee selection
and process willl be conducted in an open and transparent manner.*

2. Moved  text from "Appointment of a different contractor"" in the
   last parahgraph and added the part marked in *

ICANN to continue as the IANA functions operator on number resources

To maintain stability and continuity in operations of the Internet
number-related IANA services, very minimal changes to the arrangements
listed in Section II.B are proposed, including the identification of the
proposed initial IANA functions operator.  As noted in numerous NRO
communications over the past decade, the RIRs have been very satisfied
with the performance of ICANN in the role of IANA functions operator.
Taking this into account, and considering the strong desires expressed
in the five RIR communities' IANA stewardship discussions for stability
and a minimum of operational change, the Internet numbering community
believes that ICANN should remain in the role of IANA functions operator
for at least the initial term of the new contract.

A decision by the NTIA to discontinue its stewardship of the IANA
functions, and therefore its contractual relationship with the IANA
functions operator, would not have any significant impact on the
continuity of Internet number-related IANA services currently provided
by ICANN. However, it would remove a significant element of oversight
from the current system.

* While there is no concrete needs nor plan at this point,* if the NRO
EC determines *in the future* that the IANA functions related to number
resources should be transferred to a different contractor, then
selection of a new contractor shall be conducted in a fair, open and
transparent process, in line with applicable industry best practices and
standards.  Associated requests for proposals, responses, and the
contract itself, shall be published.


On 2015/01/06 21:03, Alan Barrett wrote:
> On Tue, 06 Jan 2015, Izumi Okutani wrote:
>> I realised Alan did volunteer to work on this part. Thank you Alan for
>> volunteering, in addition to other sections you have volunteered to work
>> on text. I really appreciate it.
>>>> To follow up from the 8th call, below are the principles I had 
>>>> suggested
>>>> to incorporate in the 2nd draft.
>>>>>> - The review report will be publicly disclosed
>>>>>> - the review committee selection and process conducted in an open and
>>>>>>    transparent manner.
>>>>>> - If the NRO EC determines that a change is needed with the IANA
>>>>>>    numbers function contract; the RFP for a new contractor will be
>>>>>>    conducted in a fair, open and transparent process in line with
>>>>>>    applicable industry best practices and standards.
>>>> In addition, in regards to the interval of the review, Alan has made a
>>>> suggestion to define the maximum interval but allow to shorten the
>>>> inverval of the review as needed.
> I have made several changes relating to the composition of the review 
> committee, the frequency of review, and the process for selecting a new 
> contractor.
> I attach a .docx file with the changes in redline form.  I based my 
> changes on the file "CRISP IANA PROPOSAL Draft 24122014-IPR-issues.docx" 
> that was recently shared by Andrei.
> --apb (Alan Barrett)
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