[CRISP-TEAM] Glossary of Definitions for RFP response

Nurani Nimpuno nurani at netnod.se
Thu Jan 15 19:01:25 CET 2015

> On 15 jan 2015, at 18:55, Andrei Robachevsky <robachevsky at isoc.org> wrote:
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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.


I took another look at the list and the key ones are defined. 

This doesn't have to be an exhaustive list of all acronyms ever used. (It's a bit unnecessary to explain things like ICANN, IANA etc.)

The RIRs are explained in the doc. 

So include the terms defined in the doc Paul sent. Skip the rest. 


> Andrei
> 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.
>> ARIN:
>> 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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