[Community-Discuss] Successful IANA transition

Alan Barrett alan.barrett at afrinic.net
Sat Oct 1 04:08:31 UTC 2016

Dear AFRINIC community,

It’s now a few minutes after midnight in Washington, DC.  The IANA contract between NTIA and ICANN has expired.

ICANN is now performing the IANA Numbering Services (assigning IP addresses and ASNs to RIRs, and some related tasks) in terms of a contract between the RIRs and ICANN, instead of in terms of a contract between the NTIA and ICANN.  ICANN asked for permission to sub-contract the IANA Numbering Services to PTI, and the RIRs consented, so the IANA functions will actually be performed by PTI, although ICANN remains responsible.

Apart from announcements and press releases, you will probably not notice much difference.

Alan Barrett

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