[IANAOversight] [NRO-IANAXFER] Next Steps in the Process and the Community Engagement

Alan Barrett apb at cequrux.com
Sat Apr 11 10:25:04 UTC 2015

The APNIC communnity discussed the next steps in the 
implementation of the numbers community proposal for the IANA 
transition, at the APNIC39 conference in Fukuoka, Japan, in March 

I append a message from the CRISP Team summarising what was 
discussed and the expected next steps.

I think that we can expect similar discussions at other RIR meetingsc
in the future.

--apb (Alan Barrett)

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Date: Sat, 11 Apr 2015 03:35:48 +0900
From: Izumi Okutani <izumi at nic.ad.jp>
To: "ianaxfer at nro.net" <ianaxfer at nro.net>
Subject: [NRO-IANAXFER] Next Steps in the Process and the Community Engagement

Dear Colleagues,

As a follow up from APNIC39 Conference which was held in Fukuoka in March 2015, which discussed the next steps on preparation of implementation for the numbers proposal, summary of major discussion points are now available from the NRO website.


I would like to highlight three key points from the meeting.

 1. The ability to choose the IANA Numbering Services operator
    In course of developing the SLA, it was consulted at the meeting whether the ability to choose the IANA Numbering Services operator is a critical and essential part of the SLA contract.
    It was confirmed at the meeting that :

     - The ability to choose the IANA Numbering Services operator is seen as one of the most important elements in ensuring the accountability of the IANA numbering function operator.
     - As defined in the numbers community proposal, the possibility of changing the operator from ICANN in the future should remain open, which is expected to be reflected in the SLA.
     - APNIC confirmed that the RIR would work on an SLA that is consistent with the numbers community proposal, to reflect the intention of the community.

 2. Transparency in providing feedback on the implementation
     - The proposal consolidated by the CRISP Team was developed based on the requirements announced by the NTIA in March 2014, with consensus from the numbers community.
       Therefore, in case there are any concerns for implementation to be consistent with the numbers community proposal, including the ability to choose an operator for the IANA numbering services, it should be
       communicated to the community's attention in a transparent manner.

 3. Future steps in the community consultation on implementation
     - The plan is to carry the community consultation over the course of the coming months at the RIR meetings - this APNIC meeting is the first of these.
     - During this period, all regions will have the chance to discuss issues relevant to the drafting of the SLA.
     - After all the regional consultations are complete and all these processes have run their course, we should have a final agreed SLA as the outcome, which would then be part of the implementation of the numbers community proposal.

>From this stage, the RIRs will be responsible in preparing implementation of the IANA stewardship transition for the IANA Numbering Services and consulting with the community on its implementation as needed, based on the numbers community proposal.

In preparation for implementation, RIRs will be consulting with the community at the coming RIR meetings, as well as on the global ianaxfer at nro.net and each regional mailing lists as when appropriate.

The CRISP Team have completed its role of developing the community based proposal for the IANA Numbering Services after its submission to the ICG but continues to be engaged in :
     - Clarifying the intention of the proposal to the RIRs in preparing its implementation, in transparent manner with the community
     - Share observation to the RIRs on community feedback received about implementation, whether it is consistent with the proposal
     - Follow up with the RIRs on the status and latest timeline of the preparation of implementation

As the next RIR meeting, where the community will be consulted on the status of implementation, ARIN35 Meeting will be held in San Francisco with a CRISP Panel at 11:00 AM-12:00 PM (UTC-7) Monday, 13 April, 2015.
Panelists will report on the Consolidated RIR IANA Stewardship Proposal (CRISP) Team's proposal, which was submitted to the IANA Stewardship Coordination Group, as well as talk about current status and the next steps.


Online participation is possible for those who cannot attend the meeting physically, and I encourage the community members to join the community consultation at ARIN35.

Best Regards,
Izumi Okutani
Chair, the CRISP Team

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