[NRO-IANAXFER] Internet Number Community IANA StewardshipProposal: Final Call for Comments

Jim Reid jim at rfc1035.com
Sat Jan 10 19:10:16 CET 2015

On 10 Jan 2015, at 17:02, Hans Petter Holen <hph at oslo.net> wrote:

> On 09.01.15 21.01, Richard Hill wrote:
>> I am saying (1) that the community should review and take a position on all
>> of the language of the new contract and (2) that the details of the
>> arbitration clause and the choice of law clause are sufficiently significant
>> that they should be included in the current document.
> This sounds ideal, but my guess is that the collective competnece of international contract law is slighty below our collective competence of IP-addressing, routing and network technology in general.

I agree.

> The numbering community has established formal bodies to handle this, the RIR boards & management, which I trust will get appropriate legal advice.
> I trust these bodies will handle this in the best interest of our community.

Indeed. We have more than enough confidence in the RIRs' legal counsel to rely on their advice as and when it's needed. Or should do.

> The way I see your suggestions - arbitration is important to get right, but I do not see strong consensus  to micro manage this by the community at this stage.


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