[CRISP-TEAM] Fwd: [Ianaplan] Fwd: [IAB] IAB IANA Evolution Program commment on CWG Stewardship Draft Proposal

Andrei Robachevsky robachevsky at isoc.org
Wed May 20 19:54:52 CEST 2015

> From: Russ Housley <housley at vigilsec.com> Date: May 20, 2015 10:38:44
> AM EDT To: comments-cwg-stewardship-draft-proposal-22apr15 at icann.org 
> Cc: IAB <iab at iab.org> Subject: [IAB] IAB IANA Evolution Program
> commment on CWG Stewardship Draft Proposal
> To the ICANN CWG-Stewardship and the IAB:
> The IAB creates and manages programs for topics that require a
> long-term perspective and that may require insights and expertise
> from people not necessarily appointed to the IAB.  The IAB IANA
> Evolution program is one such program.  Any output of an IAB program
> does not necessarily reflect the views of the IAB.  Nor does it
> reflect IETF consensus.
> The IAB IANA Evolution has some some comments about the ICANN
> CWG-Stewardship second draft proposal, available at
> https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/files/cwg-stewardship-draft-proposal-with-annexes-22apr15-en.pdf.
> Please find comments from the program below.  Note that the IAB is
> copied on this note so that it is aware of our correspondence.
> We observe that the CWG-Stewardship continues to work and expects to
> complete its proposal in June.  We congratulate the CWG-Stewardship
> for the considerable work it has accomplished in a short time.
> The proposal includes a plan to create a "Post-Transition IANA" or
> PTI.  The PTI is to be a separate legal entity, subsidiary to ICANN
> (an "affiliate").  The precise details of organization, control, and
> governance are not entirely laid out in the proposal, but we believe
> it is likely to be either a public-benefit corporation or an LLC,
> under a board with at least a majority appointed by the ICANN board.
> The IETF community prepared a plan in advance of the proposal to
> create PTI, and IETF consensus was to continue the current
> arrangement with ICANN.  As a result, we believe that the IETF's
> agreements for the protocol parameters IANA function will continue to
> be with ICANN.  If ICANN chooses to create internal structures (such
> as the PTI) for the delivery of that service, we do not believe that
> entails changing the IETF's agreements.  We expect legal analysis by
> the IETF will be required as the details emerge of how the PTI is to
> be constituted and funded, and that analysis could change our
> evaluation of what arrangements are needed.
> The proposal also contains some scenarios in which the IAB might be
> invited to participate either directly or via liaison in additional
> ICANN-related activities.  We believe the IAB will need to evaluate
> those possibilities carefully in the future, when all the details are
> available.  However, arrangements for the protocol parameters part of
> IANA are not dependent on such participation.
> We observe that the proposal is in some ways dependent on decisions
> by the ICANN CCWG-Accountability, and we have not completed our
> evaluation of current CCWG-Accountability proposals.
> Best regards, Russ Housley IAB IANA Evolution program chair

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