[Iana-ipr] Summary note for ICG site

Alissa Cooper alissa at cooperw.in
Fri Sep 16 23:10:45 CEST 2016

Here is a draft note for posting to the ICG site.


Summary of Changes to IANA IPR Agreements

There were seven public comments <link> submitted regarding the IANA IPR agreements, one of which was a correction to a previously submitted comment.

One comment <http://ianacg.org/pipermail/ianaiprpubliccomment_ianacg.org/2016-September/000002.html>was about the transition in general. There was nothing actionable for the IPR agreements from this comment.

All of the other comments were supportive of the IANA IPR agreements as written.

As a result, no edits to the agreements were made on the basis of the public comments received. 

However, at the time the agreements were put out for public comment, there were a number of placeholders in the text that required further discussion amongst the parties to the agreements and the operational communities in order to be finalized. These items have been addressed as follows:


Section 6.1: The term of indemnification has been set at 3 years.


Section 4.3.c: ICANN agrees to cover cost of ongoing enforcement actions existing as of the Effective Date.

Section 7.4: The venue of arbitration will be New York and three arbitrators will be appointed if the parties cannot agree on a single arbitrator. 

Exhibit D, Item 5: Clarification provided that the use of ‘IANA’ as an entity name is permitted in archived RFCs and other documents.


Preamble: ICANN has been identified as the Names Community signatory.

Section 1.24: The following definition of "Names Community" has been provided, as agreed by the CWG: [TBD].

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