[IANAOversight] Questions to help us set a fromework for our proposal

Adiel Akplogan adiel at afrinic.net
Fri Nov 7 08:39:10 UTC 2014

Great, I have add that question my original mail. Your feedbacks are appreciated and will allow us to build a survey with the questions in the coming hours.


- a.
On Nov 7, 2014, at 12:30 PM, Barrack Otieno <otieno.barrack at gmail.com> wrote:

> I think a survey might be better.
> Best Regards
> On 11/7/14, Mwendwa Kivuva <Kivuva at transworldafrica.com> wrote:
>> There have been very little feedback coming in on this questions. Probably
>> we should create a simple Google poll and see if we can get more responses
>> from the community. We can even post the poll on RPD.
>> Regards
>> ______________________
>> Mwendwa Kivuva, Nairobi, Kenya
>> T: twitter.com/lordmwesh
>> ______________________
>> Mwendwa Kivuva, Nairobi, Kenya
>> L: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lordmwesh
>> B: http://lord.me.ke/
>> T: twitter.com/lordmwesh
>> "There are some men who lift the age they inhabit, till all men walk on
>> higher ground in that lifetime." - Maxwell Anderson
>> On 27 October 2014 22:00, Adiel Akplogan <adiel at afrinic.net> wrote:
>>> Dear all,
>>> Beside  Richard Hill's proposal on this list, we have not seen any other
>>> substantial proposal regarding the transition. In order to move thing
>>> forward a little bit, I would like to share with you this set of
>>> questions
>>> which outcome can guide us in creating a proposal for our region but also
>>> for the overall number community. This set of question was developed by
>>> the
>>> 5 RIR and used by the other RIRs in different way (ARIN has just used
>>> them
>>> is a survey, RIPE is using it in their various consultations etc ...). I
>>> suggest that we have a look at it as well (maybe also translate it into
>>> as
>>> survey?).
>>> Preamble:
>>> 1.
>>> https://www.nro.net/nro-and-internet-governance/iana-oversight/rir-communications
>>> 2. The RIR communities have successful, long-established processes for
>>> making policy at the global and regional levels. These processes are
>>> defined as being open to all interested parties, transparent in their
>>> processes and operations, and driven by the community themselves via
>>> consensus decision-making ("bottom-up"). They operate predominantly at
>>> the
>>> regional level to create policies that address regional needs and
>>> interests. More rarely, they serve to create global policies for
>>> administering the top level of the Internet number registration
>>> hierarchy;
>>> these global policies are implemented by the IANA operator, a role filled
>>> by ICANN since 1997.
>>> RIR policy development processes pre-date ICANN and the current NTIA IANA
>>> contract, and the incorporation of global Internet number policies into
>>> that contract has not directly affected those processes. The NTIA plays
>>> no
>>> explicit role in making or directing policy for the operation of those
>>> IANA
>>> functions relating to Internet number resources.
>>> The current processes and structures have resulted in the satisfactory
>>> operation of the IANA functions by ICANN, under policy direction from the
>>> RIR communities.
>>> --------------------------------[Questions]--------------------------------
>>> AFRINIC is seeking agreement (or otherwise) on the following points
>>> regarding an AFRINIC community position on the future oversight of the
>>> IANA
>>> functions.
>>> ------
>>> 1. Do you agree that the following should be the primary priorities for
>>> the AFRINIC community?
>>> ------
>>> 1.1 There should be minimal operational change - the current processes
>>> for
>>> IANA operation and related policy-making are effective and allow for the
>>> participation of all interested parties.
>>> 1.2 Any new oversight mechanism should incorporate and build on the
>>> existing RIR community policy-making processes.
>>> 1.3 The RIR communities are ultimately accountable for the management of
>>> those IANA functions relating to management of the global Internet number
>>> resource pools, and this should be reflected in any new oversight
>>> mechanisms defined in a global proposal to NTIA.
>>> 1.4 Any other aspect that should be our priority while thinking about
>>> this?
>>> ----
>>> 2. Do you agree that a model for IANA oversight supported by the AFRINIC
>>> community should include the following elements?
>>> ---
>>> 2.1 ICANN has historically managed operation of the IANA functions well,
>>> and should continue to do so at this time.
>>> 2.2 The IANA functions operator must be answerable and accountable to the
>>> communities that it serves. Decisions regarding terms of service or
>>> duration and renewal of the contract should be made by specifically
>>> delegated representatives of those communities.
>>> 2.3 Funding arrangements to cover the staff, equipment and other
>>> operational costs associated with operation of the IANA functions should
>>> be
>>> transparent and stable.2.4 Efforts should be made to maintain the IANA
>>> functions as a "bundle", managed by a single operator.
>>> 2.5 This does not necessarily imply a single, central point of oversight
>>> authority - any oversight mechanism should reflect the legitimate
>>> authority
>>> of different communities for specific functions as they relate to number
>>> resources, domain names and protocol parameters.
>>> 2.6 Any other element(s) that you think should be taken into
>>> consideration
>>> here?
>>> --------------------------------[End of
>>> Questions]--------------------------------
>>> As Awe will be the last closing the loop of regional consultation in this
>>> process, we won't have much time after the panel at AFRINIC-21 to consult
>>> everyone so we imperatively need to collect as much input into this
>>> process
>>> now. Maybe these questions will help?
>>> - a.
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