[CRISP-TEAM] Glossary of Definitions for RFP response

Andrei Robachevsky robachevsky at isoc.org
Thu Jan 15 18:55:22 CET 2015

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I think we should include the defined terms and skip the rest. Missing
acronyms is not a real problem at this stage.


Bill Woodcock wrote on 15/01/15 18:46:
> Paul, thanks for taking the lead on the glossary.
> I’d originally had in mind something more like the paragraph near 
> the top of many legal documents, that defines all neologistic
> terms and keywords, but this has grown to something quite
> substantial, more than two pages already, and not all terms have
> been defined yet…  That’s seeming to me more like an appendix than
> something we cram in right at the top.  Thoughts?  Current version
> is appended, and I’d very much appreciate it if people would
> contribute definitions for the as-yet-undefined terms that people
> have asked be included.
> -Bill
> Accountability and Transparency Review Team (ATRT):
> Address Supporting Organization (ASO):  a Supporting Organization 
> in the ICANN structure, as defined in the ICANN Bylaws, and was 
> formed in 2004 by the ICANN ASO MoU. The ASO's role is to review 
> and develop recommendations on Internet Protocol (IP) address 
> policy and to advise the ICANN Board.  The functions of the ASO
> are carried out by the Address Supporting Organization Address
> Council (ASO AC). https://aso.icann.org/about-the-aso/
> Address Supporting Organization Address Council (ASO AC): has the 
> following responsibilities in the ICANN structure and processes: 
> undertaking a role in the global policy development process; 
> defining procedures for the selection of individuals to serve on 
> other ICANN bodies, in particular seats 9 and 10 on the ICANN 
> Board, and implementing any roles assigned to the AC in such 
> procedures; and providing advice to the ICANN Board on number 
> resource allocation policy, in conjunction with the RIRs. The ASO 
> AC function is carried out by the members of the NRO NC.
> CRISP Team: The Consolidated RIR IANA Stewardship Proposal (CRISP) 
> team was established by the five RIRs specifically for the purpose 
> of producing this document.
> Global Policies: Internet number resource policies that have the 
> agreement of all RIRs according to their policy development 
> processes and ICANN, and require specific actions or outcomes on 
> the part of IANA or any other external ICANN-related body in order 
> to be implemented.
> Global Policy Development Process (gPDP): The RIR communities’ 
> process for the development of policy relating to management of
> the global Internet number registries. The gPDP is employed in the 
> development of policies relating to all of the number-related IANA 
> activities described in Section I, except those relating to 
> maintenance of the “IN-ADDR.ARPA” and “IP6.ARPA” domains. The gPDP 
> is formally defined in Attachment A of the ASO MoU and posted on 
> the NRO website: 
> https://www.nro.net/documents/global-policy-development-process
> IANA Functions Contract:
> IANA Number Registries: This term refers collectively to the IPv4, 
> IPv6, and ASN registries, as well as the associated IN-ADDR.ARPA 
> and IP6.ARPA DNS zones. The registries can be found here: 
> http://www.iana.org/numbers
> IANA Numbering Services Operator: The party contractually engaged 
> to perform the IANA Numbering Services.
> IANA Numbering Services: The IANA activities relevant to the 
> Internet Number Community, which are the allocation of blocks of 
> Internet Number Resources (namely IPv4 addresses, IPv6 addresses, 
> and Autonomous System Numbers or ASNs) to the Regional Internet 
> Registries (RIRs); the registration of such allocations in the 
> corresponding IANA Internet Number Registries; other related 
> registry management tasks including the management of returned IP 
> address space, and general registry maintenance; and the 
> administration of the special-purpose “IN-ADDR.ARPA” and
> “IP6.ARPA” DNS zones, in accordance with IPv4 and IPv6
> allocations, respectively.
> ICANN Address Supporting Organization Memorandum of Understanding 
> (ICANN ASO MoU): A Memorandum of Understanding signed by ICANN and 
> the NRO in 2004, under which the NRO shall fulfill the role, 
> responsibilities and functions of the ASO (including that the NRO 
> NC shall carry out the functions of the ASO AC).
> Internet Assigned Number Authority (IANA):
> Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN):
> Internet Engineering Task Force Trust (IETF Trust):
> Internet Number Community or RIR Community: Collaborative forum 
> operating through decision-making processes that are bottom-up, 
> inclusive and open to all parties interested in the IANA numbering
>  services as well as in the services of the five RIRs.
> Internet Number Community:
> Internet Number Registry System:
> Internet Number Registry System: The system for administering 
> Internet Number Resources, whereby the IANA maintains the Number 
> Registries from which the RIRs receive allocations to distribute
> to the community and the RIRs coordinate with the IANA to
> correctly register any resources that are returned to the Number
> Registries. This system is described in detail in RFC 7020.
> Internet Number Resources: IP addresses (IPv4, IPv6) and Autonomous
> System (AS) Numbers.
> National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA):
> Number Resource Organization (NRO): a coordinating mechanism of
> the RIRs to act collectively on matters relating to the interests
> of the RIRs, established by an MoU between the RIRs.
> Number Resource Organization (NRO): The Number Resource 
> Organization (NRO) is a coordinating mechanism of the RIRs to act 
> collectively on matters relating to the interests of the RIRs. It 
> was established in 2003 by a Memorandum of Understanding between 
> the four RIRs in operation at that time (and signed by AFRINIC
> upon its establishment in 2005). https://nro.net/
> Number Resource Organization Executive Council (NRO EC): a group of
> appointed representatives of each RIR, normally the CEOs.
> Number Resource Organization Executive Council (NRO EC):
> represents the NRO and its suborganizations in all matters. It is
> made up of one representative from each RIR, generally the CEO or
> Director of the RIR. Chairmanship of the NRO EC rotates through
> each of the RIRs on an annual basis.
> Number Resource Organization Memorandum of Understanding (NRO
> MoU): A Memorandum of Understanding signed in 2003 by the four RIRs
> in operation at the time, and subsequently signed by AFRINIC in
> 2005. The MoU established the Number Resource Organization and
> defines its activities and sub-organizations.
> Number Resource Organization Number Council (NRO NC): a body made 
> up of three community members from each RIR community. It acts in 
> an advisory capacity to the NRO Executive Council and to review of 
> any global policy proposal to confirm that the documented RIR PDPs 
> and relevant procedures were followed in its development and 
> approval. In the ICANN structure, the members of the NRO NC serve 
> the functions of the Address Supporting Organization Address 
> Council (ASO AC).
> Policy Development Process (PDP): The process within each RIR by 
> which the community makes policies relating to the distribution and
> registration of Internet number resources within its service 
> region. While these PDPs differ in some specifics, the share common
> characteristics: all RIR PDPs are open to all and follow an 
> established, bottom-up process of collaboration; all RIR PDPs are 
> transparent in their working methods, utilizing public mailing 
> lists and open community forums; all RIR PDPs reach conclusions by 
> community consensus; and the policies produced by an RIR PDP are 
> made freely and publicly available.
> Regional Internet Registry (RIR): The not-for-profit 
> membership-based organizations responsible for the distribution
> and registration of Internet Number Resources in continent-sized 
> geopolitical regions, as first proposed by the IETF in RFC 1366. 
> The RIRs are an important element in the Internet Number Registry 
> System as defined in RFC 7020. The RIRs were established in a 
> bottom-up fashion and serve a secretariat role for their 
> communities, facilitating the open, inclusive, bottom-up 
> development of number resource policy. There are currently five 
> RIRs in operation, as described in Section 1.B. of this document.
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