[NRO-IANAXFER] Editorial version of Internet Number Community IANA Stewardship, Proposal published

Izumi Okutani izumi at nic.ad.jp
Sun Jan 4 17:49:34 CET 2015


Dear Filiz,


Thank you for taking your time to review our proposal and  making
suggestions on three points.

While the points you raised are still not reflected in the list of
issues status I shared in the previous e-mail, they have been raised on
CRISP Team mailing list for dicussions.


Best Regards,
Izumi Okutani

On 2015/01/04 19:35, Filiz Yilmaz wrote:
> Dear all, CRISP Team,
> 
> Thanks for the work put into this proposal.
> 
> I read this is as a decent proposal that describes the current mechanisms we have in place very well and based on them it brings an adequate suggestion what can be put in place further, while making sure that any transition will be smooth for the RIR Communities too.
> 
> I have few minor and mostly editorial suggestions as below. I've provided my reasoning where I believed it was necessary. Please let me know if you have any questions:
> 
> ----
> 
> ** Current proposal reads: "The RIRs also facilitate the policy development processes of their
> respective communities."
> 
> I suggest a change as: "The RIRs also facilitate the policy development processes of their
> respective communities, providing secretariat roles."
> 
> I suggest this thinking it may not be that clear to some eventual readers of this proposal that RIRs, as legal organizations, do not make policies but their facilitation is mainly providing support to their communities to do so. A clarification along these lines may be beneficial in that sense.
> 
> 
> ** Current proposal has a use of "ICC" in: "In case of disputes where mediation has failed to resolve the dispute, the ICANN ASO MoU agreement provides for arbitration via ICC rules ..."
> 
> I could not see a previous use of "ICC" spelt out in full in the document. Can this be added?
> 
> ** Current proposal reads: "The proposed Review Committee is a tool for the five RIRs to evaluate and review performance of the IANA functions provided."
> 
> I suggest a change such as: "The proposed Review Committee is a tool for the five RIRs to evaluate and review performance of the IANA functions provided, together with their communities collectively."
> 
> I suggest this because I read the proposal such that this Review Committee is not a mere new entity composed of only RIR Staff but it is a collective involving RIR Community members. If so, it is best to make it more explicit, to assure there is community involvement in the review/audit mechanisms. If not, or the details of the Review Committee is not to be set at this stage, then my suggestion can be ignored. However, either case, a note that the selection of any such Review Committee will follow open and transparent RIR mechanisms will be beneficial to the proposal in my opinion.
> 
> ----
> 
> 
> My suggestions are not to be taken word-by-word and I welcome any better wording CRISP team will come up with to the same effect.
> 
> Kind regards and a happy 2015 to all.
> 
> Filiz Yilmaz
> 
> 
> Sent from my iPad
> 
> 
>> On 2 Jan 2015, at 19:17, Izumi Okutani <izumi at nic.ad.jp> wrote:
>>
>> Dear Colleagues,
>>
>>
>>
>> This is a friendly reminder that the deadline for providing feedback to the first draft of the proposal from Internet Number Community on IANA Stewardship is: 5 January 2015.
>>
>> Based on the request made by a community member on this mailing list, please find below the text format of the first proposal. This is identical to the edited version of the first proposal published at:
>>
>> https://www.nro.net/wp-content/uploads/CRISP-IANA-PROPOSAL-Draft-24122014-clean.pdf
>>
>> We continue to welcome your feedback on <ianaxfer at nro.net> mailing list.
>>
>>
>>
>> Best Regards,
>>
>> Izumi Okutani
>> Chair, Consolidated RIR IANA Stewardship Proposal (CRISP) team
>>
>> -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>> Draft Response to the Internet Coordination Group Request for
>> Proposals on IANA from the RIR community
>> 1.        Proposal type
>>
>> Identify which category of the IANA functions this submission proposes to address:
>>
>> [  ] Names
>> [ 口] Numbers
>> [  ] Protocol Parameters
>>
>>
>>
>> I.              Description of Community’s Use of IANA
>>
>> This section should list the specific, distinct IANA services or activities your community relies
>> on. For each IANA service or activity on which your community relies, please provide the following:
>>
>> ·        A description of the service or activity.
>> ·        A description of the customer(s) of the service or activity.
>> ·        What registries are involved in providing the service or
>>      activity.
>> ·        A description of any overlaps or interdependencies between
>>      your IANA requirements and the
>>      functions required by other customer communities
>>
>> -------
>> ·        A description of the service or activity.
>>
>> The relevant IANA activities to the number resource communities are the allocation of IPv4 addresses, IPv6 addresses, and Autonomous System Numbers (“ASNs”) to the Regional Internet Registries (“RIRs”) as well as the delegation of the “IN-ADDR.ARPA” and “IP6.ARPA” DNS trees in accordance with the allocation of IPv4 and IPv6 addresses.
>>
>> ·        A description of the customer(s) of the service or activity.
>>
>> The RIRs manage the registration and distribution of Internet number resources (IPv4 and IPv6 addresses and ASNs) to members within their service regions. The five RIRs in operation at this point in time are:
>>
>> AFRINIC   Serving Africa   Founded in 2005
>> APNIC     Serving the Asia Pacific region Founded in 1993
>> ARIN      Serving North America  Founded in 1997
>> LACNIC    Serving South America and the Caribbean Founded in 2001
>> RIPE NCC  Serving Europe, Central Asia and the Middle East Founded in 1992
>>
>> The five RIRs manage the distribution and registration of Internet number resources at the regional level, having received blocks of unused resources from the global pools managed by the IANA operator.  The RIRs also facilitate the policy development processes of their
>> respective communities.
>>
>> The five RIRs have a long-standing and straightforward operational relationship with IANA. IANA maintains the global pools of Internet number resources from which the RIRs receive allocations to distribute to their communities. The RIRs also coordinate with IANA to correctly register any resources that are returned to the global pools. Collectively, the system for administering Internet number resources is referred to as the "Internet Number Registry System" and is described
>> in detail in RFC 7020.
>>
>> -------
>> ·        What registries are involved in providing the service or
>>      activity.
>>
>> The most relevant IANA registries are the IPv4 address registry, the IPv6 address registry, and the  ASN registry.  Delegation of “IN-ADDR.ARPA” and “IP6.ARPA”domain names also requires interaction with the .ARPA zone registry.
>>
>> -------
>> ·        A description of any overlaps or interdependencies between
>>      your IANA requirements and the
>>      functions required by other customer communities.
>>
>> The Internet Engineering Task Force (“IETF”) is responsible for policy relating to the entire IP address space and AS number space.  Through the IANA protocol parameters registries, the IETF delegates unicast IP address ("IANA IPv4 Address Space Registry" and "IPv6 Global Unicast Allocations Registry") and AS number space (“ASN Registry) to the RIR system [RFC7020]. Note that within each IANA registry, there are also reserved values or ranges, and special-purpose registries, which are outside the Internet Numbers Registry System and instead administered under the direction of the IETF. The delineation of the specific ranges delegated to the Internet Number Registry system is provided in RFC 7249. It is expected that the boundary between IETF-managed and Internet Number Registry-managed parts of the number spaces may change from time to time, with agreement between the IETF and the RIRs.  Potential reasons for changes include the possibility
>> that the IETF may release some previously reserved space for general use, or may reserve some previously unused space for a special purpose.
>> The global Internet community also depends upon the IANA operator for administration of the special-purpose “IN-ADDR.ARPA” and “IP6.ARPA” DNS zones which are associated with IPv4 and IPv6 number resources respectively. These zones are delegated to IANA by the Internet Architecture Board (“IAB”) and “[s]ub-delegations within this hierarchy are undertaken in accordance with the IANA’s address allocation practices” (RFC3172). The IANA operator administers these zones as “agreed technical work items” per the IETF- Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (“ICANN”) IANA MoU.  It is important to note that this work is outside the scope of the National
>> Telecommunications and Information Administration (“NTIA”) contract.
>>
>> Relevant links:
>> IETF-ICANN MoU Concerning the Technical Work of the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority:
>> https://www.icann.org/resources/unthemed-pages/ietf-icann-mou-2000-03-01-en
>> “The Internet Numbers Registry System”, RFC 7020: https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc7020 “Internet
>> Numbers Registries”, RFC 7249: https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc7249
>>
>>
>>
>> II.             Existing, Pre-Transition Arrangements
>>
>> This section should describe how existing IANA-related arrangements work, prior to the transition.
>>
>> A.                     Policy Sources
>>
>> This section should identify the specific source(s) of policy which must be followed by the IANA functions operator in its conduct of the services or activities described above.  If there are distinct sources of policy or policy development for different IANA activities, then please describe these separately. For each source of policy or policy development, please provide the following:
>>
>> ·        Which IANA service or activity (identified in Section I) is
>>      affected.
>> ·        A description of how policy is developed and established and
>>      who is involved in policy development and establishment.
>> ·        A description of how disputes about policy are resolved.
>> ·        References to documentation of policy development and dispute
>>      resolution processes.
>>
>> -------
>> ·        Which IANA service or activity (identified in Section I) is
>>      affected.
>>
>> The Internet number resource registries.
>>
>> It is important to note that allocations of Internet number resources from IANA to the RIRs and its registrations in IANA registries, as well as delegations of “IN-ADDR.ARPA” and “IP6.ARPA” domains, described in Section I, are conducted between IANA and the RIRs without involvement by the NTIA.
>>
>> -------
>> ·        A description of how policy is developed and established and
>>      who is involved in policy development and establishment.
>>
>> The policies under which the IANA operator manages the global pools of Internet number resources (excluding those address ranges reserved by the IETF for specific technical purposes) are developed and agreed by the five RIR communities via open, transparent and bottom-up policy development processes. Each RIR community engages in its own regional policy development process; these processes are open to all stakeholders regardless of specific background or interest. Links to each of the five regional Policy Development Processes (“PDPs”) are included under in the RIR Governance Matrix published on the Number Resource Organization (“NRO”) website [www.nro.net/about-the-nro/rir-governance- matrix].
>>
>> Any individual may submit a global proposal. Each RIR community must ratify an identical version of the proposed policy. The NRO Executive Council (“NRO EC”) then refers the coordinated proposal to the Address Supporting Organization (“ASO”) Address Council (“ASO AC”), which reviews the process by which the proposal was developed and, under the terms of the ASO Memorandum of Understanding (“ASO MoU”), passes it to the ICANN Board of Directors for ratification as a global policy.
>>
>> There are currently three global policies relating to management of the global pools of IPv4 addresses, IPv6 addresses and AS Numbers [https://www.nro.net/policies]:
>>
>> (a) IANA Policy for Allocation of IPv6 Blocks to Regional Internet Registries;
>> (b) IANA Policy for Allocation of ASN Blocks to Regional Internet Registries; and
>> (c) Global Policy for Post Exhaustion IPv4 Allocation Mechanisms by the IANA.
>>
>> There is a fourth global policy agreed by the RIR communities, ICP-2, "Criteria for Establishment of New Regional Internet Registries".
>>
>> The global Policy Development Process (“gPDP”) described in “Global Policy Development  Process  Document” [https://www.nro.net/documents/global-policy-development- process] is used for all of the number-related IANA activities described in Section I, but the policy that
>> “IN-ADDR.ARPA” and “IP6.ARPA” domains must be delegated following IPv4 and IPv6 address allocations is specified by the IETF (most recently in RFC 3172).
>>
>> -------
>> ·        A description of how disputes about policy are resolved.
>>
>> The gPDP is formally described in "Attachment A" of the ASO MoU, signed by ICANN and the RIRs in 2004 (and signed by AFRINIC when it was established as the fifth RIR in 2005). This MoU includes provisions for resolving disputes between ICANN and the RIRs or their communities. It is important to note that while the gPDP allows for the ICANN Board to dispute the outcome of a consensus community decision (escalating to mediation between ICANN and the RIRs), it does not include any role for the IANA contract holder (currently the NTIA). The ASO MoU is an agreement between the RIR communities and ICANN; NTIA has no oversight role in policy-making as regards management of the global Internet number resource pools, and its transition out of its current role would have minimal effect on the policy-making framework.
>>
>> A separate MoU, the NRO MoU, establishes the NRO as "a coordinating mechanism of the RIRs to act collectively on matters relating to the interests of the RIRs", and includes provisions for dispute resolutions between RIRs on issues relating to global policy development or implementation.
>>
>> It is the responsibility of the NRO Number Council (“NRO NC”), a group comprising three community members selected by each of the five RIR communities, to confirm that the documented RIR PDPs have been followed in the development and approval of a new policy or policy change. Further, this group reviews the policy followed by each of the RIR communities to assure itself that the significant viewpoints of interested parties were adequately considered,and only after this confirmation does it then consider forwarding global policy proposals to the ICANN Board for ratification.
>>
>> The NRO NC also acts in the role of the ICANN ASO AC, and as such, presents the agreed global policy proposal to the ICANN Board for ratification and operational implementation.
>>
>> The ICANN Board reviews the received global number resource policy proposals and may ask questions and otherwise consult with the ASO Address Council and/or the individual RIRs acting collectively
>> through the NRO. The ICANN Board may also consult with other parties as the Board considers appropriate. If the ICANN Board rejects the proposed policy, it delivers to the ASO ACa statement of its concerns with the proposed policy, including in particular an explanation of the significant viewpoints that were not adequately considered during the regular RIR processes. By agreement of all RIRs, the ASO AC may forward a new proposed policy (either reaffirming the previous proposal or
>> a modified proposal) to the ICANN Board. If the resubmitted proposed policy is rejected for a second time by ICANN, then the RIRs or ICANN shall refer the matter to mediation.
>>
>> In case of disputes where mediation has failed to resolve the dispute, the ICANN ASO MoU agreement provides for arbitration via ICC rules in the jurisdiction of Bermuda or such other location as is agreed between the RIRs and ICANN. It is also worth noting that the RIRs have been participating (as the ASO) in the periodic independent review processes for Accountability and Transparency (ATRT) that is called for per ICANN’s Bylaws.
>>
>> -------
>> ·         References to documentation of policy development and dispute
>>       resolution processes.
>>
>> Relevant links:
>> ICANN  ASO  MoU: https://www.nro.net/documents/icann-address-supporting-organization-aso- mou
>> NRO  MoU:  https://www.nro.net/documents/nro-memorandum-of-understanding
>> About the NRO Number Council: https://www.nro.net/about-the-nro/the-nro-number-council RIR
>> Governance  Matrix:  https://www.nro.net/about-the-nro/rir-governance-matrix
>> Global  Policies:  https://www.nro.net/policies
>>
>>
>>
>> B.                      Oversight and Accountability
>>
>> This section should describe all the ways in which oversight is conducted over IANA’s provision of the services and activities listed in Section I and all the ways in which IANA is currently held accountable for the provision of those services. For each oversight or accountability  mechanism, please provide as many of the following as are applicable:
>>
>> ·        Which IANA service or activity (identified in Section I) is
>>      affected.
>> ·        If the policy sources identified in Section II.A are affected,
>>      identify which ones are affected and explain in what way.
>> ·        A description of the entity or entities that provide oversight
>>      or perform accountability functions, including how individuals
>>      are selected or removed from participation in those entities.
>> ·        A description of the mechanism (e.g., contract, reporting
>>      scheme, auditing scheme, etc.).
>>      This should include a description of the consequences of the
>>      IANA functions operator not meeting the standards established
>>      by the mechanism, the extent to which the output of the
>>      mechanism is transparent and the terms under which the
>>      mechanism may change.
>> ·        Jurisdiction(s) in which the mechanism applies and the legal
>>      basis on which the mechanism rests.
>>
>> -------
>> ·        Which IANA service or activity (identified in Section I) is
>>      affected.
>>
>> The Internet number resource registries.
>>
>> -------
>> ·        If the policy sources identified in Section II.A are affected,
>>      identify which ones are affected and explain in what way.
>>
>> 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.
>>
>> There is no contractual obligation directly to the Internet number resource community for the IANA operator to provide IANA registry services for the Internet number registries; IANA services for
>> the Internet number registries are provided by ICANN since its formation as a result  of the NTIA IANA Functions contract and hence IANA services for the Internet  number registries  are presently
>> subject to change per that agreement.
>>
>> -------
>> ·        A description of the entity or entities that provide oversight
>>      or perform accountability functions, including how individuals
>>      are selected or removed from participation in those entities.
>>
>> All institutional actors with a role in management of Internet number resources are accountable to the open communities that make and agree on the policies under which those resources are distributed and registered. The mechanisms used to ensure and enforce this accountability differ for each of these actors.
>>
>> 1. NTIA
>> ICANN, as the current operator of the IANA functions, is obligated by the NTIA agreement to carry out management of the global IP address and AS Number pools according to policies developed by the communities.
>>
>> While the IANA operator escalation and reporting mechanisms are public in nature, the Internet number community is primarily represented in oversight of the IANA operator performance by the RIRs, which are member-based based organizations with elected governance boards.
>> Currently, the NTIA does not have an oversight role in this regard.
>>
>> The ultimate consequence of failing to meet the performance standards or reporting requirements is understood to be a decision by the contracting party (the NTIA) to terminate or not renew the IANA
>> functions agreement with the current contractor (ICANN).
>>
>> 2. The Regional Internet Registries
>>
>> Administration by the IANA operator  consists predominantly of processing of requests from the RIRs for issuance of additional number resources. The five  RIRs are intimately familiar with global number resource policies under  which the requests are made and maintain communications with the IANA operations team  throughout the request process.
>>
>> The RIRs are not-for-profit membership associations, and as such are accountable to their members by law. The specific governance processes for each RIR differ depending on where they have been established and the decisions made by their membership, but in all RIRs, members have the right to vote individuals onto the governing Board and to vote on specific funding or operational resolutions.
>>
>> At the same time, an RIR's registration and allocation practices are directed by policies developed by its community. Each RIR community's PDP defines how these policies are developed, agreed and accepted for operational implementation.
>>
>> The corporate governance documents and PDPs of each RIR and its community are accessible via the RIR Governance Matrix, published on the NRO website.
>>
>> -------
>> ·        A description of the mechanism (e.g., contract, reporting
>>      scheme, auditing scheme, etc.).
>> This should include a description of the consequences of the IANA functions operator not meeting the standards established by the mechanism, the extent to which the output of the mechanism is
>> transparent and the terms under which the mechanism may change.
>>
>> The NTIA IANA Agreement currently defines obligations of the IANA operator for Internet number resources.
>>
>> This obligation is specifically noted in section C.2.9.3 of the NTIA agreement:
>>
>> C.2.9.3 Allocate Internet Numbering Resources --The Contractor shall have responsibility for allocated and unallocated IPv4 and IPv6 address space and Autonomous System Number (ASN) space based on established guidelines and policies as developed by interested and affected parties as enumerated in Section C.1.3.
>>
>> The NTIA agreement also lays out specific deliverables for the IANA operator (ICANN) to produce as a condition of the agreement (see "Section F – Deliveries and Performance"), including performance
>> standards developed in cooperation with the affected parties (in the case of the Internet number resource pools, the affected parties include the RIRs and their communities), customer complaint
>> procedures and regular performance reporting.
>>
>> These deliverables are met by ICANN via monthly reporting on their performance in processing requests for the allocation of Internet number resources; these reports include IANA operator performance against key metrics of accuracy, timeliness, and transparency, as well as the performance metrics for individual requests. The IANA operations team also provides escalation procedures for use in resolving any issues with requests, as per the "IANA Customer Service Complaint Resolution Process".
>>
>> -------
>> ·        Jurisdiction(s) in which the mechanism applies and the legal
>>      basis on which the mechanism rests.
>>
>> Jurisdiction for this current mechanism is the United States of America under applicable Federal government contracting laws and regulations.
>>
>> Relevant links:
>> NTIA  IANA  Agreement: http://www.ntia.doc.gov/page/iana-functions-purchase-order
>> ICANN  ASO  MoU: https://www.nro.net/documents/icann-address-supporting-organization-aso- mou
>> NRO  MoU:  https://www.nro.net/documents/nro-memorandum-of-understanding
>> IANA Customer Service Complaint Resolution Process: http://www.iana.org/help/escalation- procedure
>> IANA Performance Standards Metrics Report: http://www.iana.org/performance/metrics
>> RIR  Governance  Matrix: https://www.nro.net/about-the-nro/rir-governance-matrix
>>
>>
>>
>> III.           Proposed Post-Transition Oversight and Accountability Arrangements
>>
>> This section should describe what changes your community is proposing to the arrangements listed in Section II.B in light of the transition. If your community is proposing to replace one or more existing arrangements with new arrangements, that replacement should be explained and all of the elements listed in Section II.B should be described for the new arrangements. Your community should
>> provide its rationale and justification for the new arrangements.
>>
>> If your community’s proposal carries any implications for the interface between the IANA functions and existing policy arrangements described in Section II.A, those implications should be described
>> here.
>>
>> If your community is not proposing changes to arrangements listed in Section II.B, the rationale and justification for that choice should be provided here.
>>
>> -------
>> The elements of this proposal are as follows:
>>
>> (1)         ICANN to continue as the IANA functions operator on number
>>         resources;
>> (2)         Service level agreement with the IANA functions operator on
>>         number resources; and
>> (3)         Establishment of a Review Committee, with representatives
>>         from each RIR, to advise the NRO EC on the review of the
>>         IANA functions operator’s performance and meeting of
>>         identified service levels.
>>
>> 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.
>>
>> The following is a proposal to replace the current NTIA IANA agreement with a new contract that more directly reflects and enforces the IANA functions operator's accountability to the open,
>> bottom-up numbers community.  Other than the replacement of the NTIA with the five RIRs as the party(ies) with whom the IANA functions operator would contract for provision of Internet number-related IANA services, the overall arrangements in Section II.B would remain with no change.
>>
>> The proposed arrangement involves the same IANA service or activity, policy sources identified in Section II.A are unaffected, the entities that provide oversight or perform accountability functions (the RIRs) remain the same, the consequence for failure to meet performance standards remains termination or decision not to renew the IANA functions agreement with the then-current contractor, and jurisdiction will be dependent on the chosen IANA functions operator.
>>
>> The Internet numbering community proposes that a new contract be established between the IANA functions operator and the five RIRs. The contract, essentially an IANA Service Level Agreement, would obligate the IANA functions operator to carry out those IANA functions relating to the global Internet number pools according to policies developed by the regional communities via the gPDP as well as management of the delegations within IN-ADDR.ARPA and IP6.ARPA domains. The agreement would include specific requirements for performance and reporting commensurate with current mechanisms, and would specify consequences should the contractor fail to meet those requirements, the means for the resolution of disputes between the parties, and the terms for renewal or termination of the contract. IANA operations should be
>> reliable and consistent, with any registry changes made in an open and transparent manner to the global community. The agreement should also require the IANA operator to appropriately coordinate with any other operator of IANA-related registry services.
>>
>> To ensure the service level defined in the proposed contract is maintained and provided by the IANA functions operator, the NRO EC will conduct periodic reviews of the service level of the IANA number resource functions that serves each RIR and their respective communities.  The NRO EC shall establish a Review Committee that will advise and assist the NRO EC in its periodic review.  Any such Review Committee should be a team composed of representatives from each RIR region that will, as needed, undertake a review of the level of service received from the IANA functions operator and report to the NRO EC any concerns regarding any observed failure by the IANA functions operator to meet its contractual obligations under the proposed contract.  Any such Review Committee will advise the NRO EC in its capacity solely to oversee the performance of the IANA number resource functions and the Review Committee’s advice and comment will be limited to the processes followed in the IA
 NA func
tions operator’s performance under the proposed contract.
>>
>> If your community’s proposal carries any implications for the interface between the IANA functions and existing policy arrangements described in Section II.A, those implications should be described
>> here.
>>
>> This proposal carries no implication for the interface between IANA functions and existing policy arrangements described in Section II.A. The text in "Attachment A" of the ICANN ASO MoU meets the current and anticipated requirements for a community-driven global policy development  process.
>>
>> As an additional measure of security and stability, the RIRs have documented their individual accountability and governance mechanisms, and asked the community-based Number Resource Organization Number Council (NRO NC) to undertake a review of these mechanisms and make
>> recommendations for improvements that may be warranted given the nature of the stewardship transition for Internet number resources.
>>
>>
>> IV.           Transition Implications
>>
>> This section should describe what your community views as the implications of the changes it proposed in Section III. These implications may include some or all of the following, or other
>> implications specific to your community:
>>
>> ·        Description of operational requirements to achieve continuity
>>      of service and possible new service integration throughout the
>>      transition.
>> ·        Risks to operational continuity and how they will be addressed.
>> ·        Description of any legal framework requirements in the absence
>>      of the NTIA contract.
>> ·        Description of how you have tested or evaluated the
>>      workability of any new technical or
>>      operational methods proposed in this document and how they
>>      compare to established arrangements.
>>
>> -------
>> ·        Description of operational requirements to achieve continuity
>>      of service and possible new service integration throughout the
>>      transition.
>> ·        Risks to operational continuity and how they will be addressed.
>>
>> The intent of the proposal described above is to:
>>
>> 1.   Minimize risks to operational continuity of the management of the Internet number- related IANA functions, and;
>> 2.   Retain the existing framework for making those policies that describe the management of the global Internet number resource pools, as this framework is already structured to ensure open, bottom-up development of such policies.
>>
>> Under current arrangements, the NTIA is responsible for extending or renewing the IANA functions agreement, and setting the terms of that contract. A new contract with the five RIRs and the IANA functions operator as signatories would shift the responsibility for renewing, setting terms or terminating the contract to the RIRs, who would coordinate their decisions via the NRO EC (made up of the RIR Directors and Chief Executives). Decisions made regarding the contract would be based on operational circumstances, past performance and input from open, regional communities.
>>
>> The shift from the existing contractual arrangement to another contractual arrangement (perhaps relying on a set of distinct contracts) covering the IANA functions operator’s ongoing management
>> of all the IANA functions should result in no operational change for management of the global Internet number resource pools. This will help minimize any operational or continuity risks associated with stewardship transition.
>>
>> By building on the existing Internet registry system (which is open to participation from all interested parties) and its structures, the proposal reduces the risk associated with creating new organizations whose accountability is unproven.
>>
>> The necessary agreement proposed for IANA operation services for the Internet number registries can be established well before the NTIA target date for transition (September 2015), as there are no changes to existing service levels or reporting that are being proposed, only a change in contracting party to align with the delegated policy authority.
>>
>> -------
>> ·        Description of any legal framework requirements in the absence
>>      of the NTIA contract.
>>
>> The necessary legal framework in the absence of the NTIA contract will be fulfilled by the proposed agreement between the IANA functions operator and the five RIRs.  As stated in Section III above,
>> the contract, essentially an IANA Service Level Agreement, would obligate the IANA functions operator to carry out those IANA functions relating to the global Internet number pools according to policies developed by the regional communities via the gPDP as well as
>> management of the delegations within IN-ADDR.ARPA and IP6.ARPA domains. The agreement would include specific requirements for performance and reporting commensurate with current mechanisms, and would specify consequences should the contractor fail to meet those requirements, the means for the resolution of disputes between the parties, and the terms for renewal or termination of the contract. IANA operations should be reliable and consistent, with any registry changes made in an open and transparent manner to the global community.
>>
>> The agreement should also require the IANA operator to appropriately coordinate with any other operator of IANA-related registry services. The contract would also provide for jurisdiction and governing law regarding the new arrangement.
>>
>> -------
>> ·        Description of how you have tested or evaluated the
>>      workability of any new technical or
>>      operational methods proposed in this document and how they
>>      compare to established arrangements.
>> ·        Risks to operational continuity and how they will be addressed.
>>
>> This proposal does not propose any new technical or operational methods.  There is inclusion of a proposed Review Committee to be established by the five RIRs acting cooperatively and coordinating
>> through the NRO EC; however, this does not carry any new operational method as the IANA functions operator would remain accountable to the party with whom it is contracting, in this case, the five RIRs in place of the NTIA.  The proposed Review Committee is a tool for the five RIRs to evaluate and review performance of the IANA functions provided.
>>
>>
>>
>> V.            NTIA Requirements
>>
>> Additionally, NTIA has established that the transition proposal must meet the following five requirements:
>>
>> ·        Support and enhance the multistakeholder model;
>> ·        Maintain the security, stability, and resiliency of the
>>      Internet DNS;
>> ·        Meet the needs and expectation of the global customers and
>>      partners of the IANA services;
>> ·        Maintain the openness of the Internet.
>> ·        The proposal must not replace the NTIA role with a
>>      government-led or an inter-governmental organization solution.
>>
>> This section should explain how your community’s proposal meets these requirements and how it responds to the global interest in the IANA functions.
>>
>> -------
>> The proposal for the IANA stewardship transition for the Internet number registries builds upon the existing, successful framework used by the Internet number community today. The major characteristics of this approach include:
>>
>> 1.   Global number policy development which is open and transparent to any and all participants
>> 2.   Continuance of existing IANA service levels, escalation processes, and reporting mechanisms
>> 3.   Maintenance of independent review and ratification for developed global Internet number resource policy
>> 4.   Continued use of periodic third-party independent reviews of accountability and transparency of processes
>> 5.   No change of the existing IANA operator for maximum stability and security of operational processes and systems
>> 6.    Accountable, member-based, globally-distributed RIR organizations providing routine IANA operational oversight for the Internet number registries
>> 7.   No new organization is proposed. However, a new process within the RIR structures is proposed, where a Review Committee is established to advise and assist the NRO EC in its periodic review of the service level provided by the IANA functions operator.
>>
>> As a result of the approach taken (and its characteristics as outlined above), it is clear that the proposal from the Internet number community meets the stated NTIA requirements.
>>
>>
>> VI.      Community Process
>>
>> This section should describe the process your community used for developing this proposal, including:
>>
>> ·        The steps that were taken to develop the proposal and to
>>      determine consensus.
>> ·        Links to announcements, agendas, mailing lists, consultations
>>      and meeting proceedings.
>> ·        An assessment of the level of consensus behind your
>>      community’s proposal, including a description of areas of
>>      contention or disagreement.
>>
>> -------
>> 1.  Regional and global process
>>
>> Each of the five RIR communities is discussing the IANA stewardship issues via mailing lists, at their RIR meetings and in other community forums. While these discussions have been uniformly open and transparent, with all discussions archived on mailing lists and meeting records, each community has adopted a specific process of their own choosing to reach an agreed community output.
>>
>> The results from the five regional processes fed a global process that produced this document. More details about the regional and global processes are given below, interspersed with links to relevant documents.
>>
>> 2.  AFRINIC regional process:
>> The AFRINIC community held a consultative meeting on 25 May to 6 June 2014 during the Africa Internet Summit (AIS'2014) in Djibouti in the "IANA oversight transition" workshop. As a follow up to the meeting, AFRINIC setup a mailing list to provide a platform for the African
>> Internet community to discuss the IANA Oversight Transition process. The mailing list was announced on July 4, 2014 to develop a community position. The list and its archives can be found  at:
>> https://lists.afrinic.net/mailman/listinfo.cgi/ianaoversight
>>
>> A Dedicated web portal was setup for sharing information on the IANA stewardship transition with the AFRINIC community and is also available at http://afrinic.net/en/community/iana-oversight-transition
>>
>> AFRINIC also conducted a survey seeking community input on the IANA Stewardship Transition. The results of the survey are published
>> at: http://afrinic.net/images/stories/Initiatives/%20survey%20on%20the%20iana%20stewardship
>> %20transition.pdf
>>
>>
>> The last face-to-face meeting at which IANA oversight transition consultations were held with the community was during the AFRINIC-21 meeting in Mauritius, 22-28 November 2014. The recordings of
>> the session are available at http://meeting.afrinic.net/afrinic-21/en/vod
>>
>> Discussions continued on the ianaoversight at afrinic.net mailing list, until the closure of the comments from the number resources communities set by the CRISP Team on 12th Jan 2015.
>>
>> 3. APNIC regional process:
>> APNIC, as the secretariat for the APNIC community has set up a public mailing list (announced on 1 Apr 2014) to develop a community position, and have discussions about the proposal from the region on IANA stewardship transition: http://mailman.apnic.net/mailman/listinfo/IANAxfer
>>
>> Webpage, dedicated to sharing up-to-date information on the IANA stewardship transition was set up, for the APNIC community members and wider community members who are interested in this issue can be updated: http://www.apnic.net/community/iana-transition
>>
>> Draft proposal was discussed at the dedicated session at the APNIC 38 Meeting, which saw the general community consensus. The meeting provided
>> remote participation tools to enable wider participation from communities across Asia Pacific and beyond, with live webcasts well as Adobe Connect virtual conference room.
>>
>> https://conference.apnic.net/38/program#iana
>>
>> The discussions continued on the "ianaxfer at apnic.net." mailing list,
>> until the closure of the comments from the number resources communities set by CRISP Team as 12th Jan 2015.
>>
>> 4.  ARIN regional process:
>>
>> <TBD>
>>
>> 5.  LACNIC regional process:
>>
>>
>> <TBD>
>>
>> 6.  RIPE regional process:
>> The RIPE community agreed at the RIPE 68 Meeting in May 2014 that the development of a community position on IANA stewardship should take place in the RIPE Cooperation Working Group, and via that working group's public mailing list: https://www.ripe.net/ripe/mail/wg- lists/cooperation
>>
>> The RIPE NCC, as secretariat for the RIPE community, also facilitated discussions on the IANA stewardship in national and regional forums across the RIPE NCC service region. Summaries of these discussions were posted to the RIPE Cooperation Working Group mailing list and on the RIPE website:
>> https://www.ripe.net/iana-discussions
>>
>> Between September and November 2014, RIPE community discussion centered around developing a set of principles reflecting the communities primary concerns in the development of an alternative IANA stewardship arrangement. These discussions are reflected in the discussions on the mailing list from that time: http://www.ripe.net/ripe/mail/archives/cooperation- wg/
>>
>> Discussions at the RIPE 69 Meeting in November 2014 saw general community consensus on the principles discussed on the mailing list, and support expressed for the three community members selected to join the Consolidated RIR IANA Stewardship Proposal (CRISP) team.
>>
>> RIPE Cooperation Working Group Session: https://ripe69.ripe.net/programme/meeting- plan/coop-wg/#session1
>> RIPE 69 Closing Plenary Session: https://ripe69.ripe.net/archives/video/10112/
>>
>> -------
>> 7.  Global process (CRISP Team)
>> On 16 October 2014, the NRO EC proposed the formation of a Consolidated RIR IANA Stewardship
>>
>> Proposal (CRISP) team to develop a single Internet numbering community proposal to the IANA Stewardship Coordination Group (ICG). Each RIR community selected three members (two community  members and one RIR staff) to participate in the team. The participants selected were:
>>
>> AFRINIC Region
>> Alan P. Barrett – Independent Consultant
>> Mwendwa Kivuva – Network Infrastructure Services, University of Nairobi Ernest Byaruhanga (Appointed RIR staff)
>>
>> ARIN Region
>> Bill Woodcock – President and Research Director of Packet Clearing House
>> John Sweeting – Sr. Director, Network Architecture & Engineering at Time Warner Cable
>> Michael Abejuela (Appointed RIR staff)
>>
>> APNIC Region
>> Dr Govind – CEO NIXI
>> Izumi Okutani – Policy Liaison JPNIC
>> Craig Ng (Appointed RIR staff)
>>
>> LACNIC Region
>> Nico Scheper - Curacao IX
>> Esteban Lescano - Cabase Argentina
>> Andrés Piazza (Appointed RIR staff)
>>
>> RIPE NCC Region
>> Nurani Nimpuno – Head of Outreach & Communications at Netnod
>> Andrei Robachevsky – Technology Programme Manager at the Internet Society Paul Rendek (Appointed
>> RIR staff)
>>
>> Steps and timeline for proposal development and links to announcements, mailing lists, and
>> proceedings   - https://www.nro.net/nro-and-internet-governance/iana-oversight/timeline-for-rirs-
>> engagement-in-iana-stewardship-transition-process
>>
>> -------
>> 8.  Assessment of consensus level
>> <TBD>
>>
>> <END>
>>
>>> On 2014/12/29 20:43, Izumi Okutani wrote:
>>> Dear Colleagues,
>>>
>>>
>>> CRISP Team has published an editorial version of the Internet
>>> numbers community's response to the Request For Proposals issued by the
>>> IANA Stewardship Coordination Group (ICG):
>>>
>>>    http://www.nro.net/crisp-proposal-first-draft-1-1
>>>
>>>  From the initial draft we published on 19th Dec [*], we have made
>>> editorial changes only. No changes are made in contents of the proposal.
>>>
>>> [*]
>>> https://www.nro.net/wp-content/uploads/CRISP-IANA-PROPOSAL-First-Draft1.pdf
>>>
>>> The editorial changes are intended to clarify our answers to RFP, by
>>> re-ordering answers in the same order as questions listed in each
>>> Section. Some small additions have been made to address points that had
>>> not been answered in the earlier draft. Finally, there are some changes
>>> made for stylistic reasons.
>>>
>>> The deadline of the comments to be submitted to <ianaxfer at nro.net>
>>> mailing list remains the same: Monday 5th Jan 2015.
>>>
>>> Please let us know if you have any questions about version 1.1 of our
>>> draft proposal, and we continue to welcome feedback from the community.
>>>
>>>
>>> Best Regards,
>>> Consolidated RIR IANA Stewardship Proposal Team (CRISP Team)
>>
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