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

Barrack Otieno otieno.barrack at gmail.com
Fri Nov 7 08:30:57 UTC 2014

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
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> 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
>> 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
>> 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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