[Community-Discuss] Successful IANA transition

Douglas Onyango ondouglas at gmail.com
Sat Oct 1 13:11:10 UTC 2016

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On 1 Oct 2016 07:09, "Alan Barrett" <alan.barrett at afrinic.net> wrote:
> 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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