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[rpd] Fwd: [IANAOversight] IANA Numbering Services SLA Draft Call for Comments

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Subject: [IANAOversight] IANA Numbering Services SLA Draft Call for
Date: Fri, 1 May 2015 12:27:34 +0100
From: Alan Barrett <apb at>
To: ianaoversight at

The RIRs have published a draft of the proposed SLA for the IANA
numbering services operator.  Details below.

--apb (Alan Barrett)

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Date: Fri, 1 May 2015 20:30:21 +1000
From: German Valdez <german at>
To: ianaxfer at
Subject: [NRO-IANAXFER] IANA Numbering Services SLA Draft Call for



Open until: 14 June 2015, 23:59 UTC

On 15 January, 2015, the Consolidated RIR IANA Stewardship Proposal
(CRISP) Team submitted the Internet Numbers Community Proposal to
the request for proposals issued by the IANA Stewardship
Coordination Group (ICG).

One of the key elements of the Internet number community proposal is
to replace the current NTIA IANA agreement with a new contract, a
Service Level Agreement (SLA), between the IANA Numbering Services
Operator and the five RIRs.

A first draft of the SLA has been produced and available at <>. The content of this
draft is NOT the result of negotiations with ICANN or any other
parties, and it has not yet been reviewed by the CRISP team.

All interested parties are now encouraged to review and comment on
this first-draft proposal; including members of the RIRs, ICANN, and
their communities; members of the CRISP Team and the ICG; and any
other organisations and individuals.

This call for public comments will remain open until 14 June, 2015
at 23:59 UTC.  Comments can be submitted by any interested party to
the ianaxfer at mailing list. Subscription to this list is open
and available at:

About the draft SLA

The draft SLA has been developed by a team of legal experts from
different RIRs. It responds to the principles included in the
Internet number community proposal and is based on the already
existing provisions of the NTIA IANA agreement. It is written in
such a way so that it can be signed as part of the implementation of
the IANA transition when this occurs or before, without pre-judging
the outcome of the ICG coordinated proposal.

The draft includes legally important provisions, such as those that
regulate the five RIRs acting together and being responsible
collectively before ICANN. It includes background and definitions.

This draft SLA also includes explanatory footnotes that reference
the source of each article according to the Internet number
community proposal principles or the NTIA IANA agreement.

Next Steps

Discussions about the development of the SLA have occurred in the
RIR meetings: APNIC 39 (2-6 March, 2015) and ARIN 35 (12-15 April,
2015). The draft SLA will be discussed in the upcoming RIR meetings:
RIPE 70 (11-15 May, 2015), LACNIC 23 (18-22 May, 2015) and AFRINIC
22 (3-5 June, 2015).

Results of this discussion will be documented in the NRO website at

During the public comment period, the CRISP team is encouraged to
review the draft SLA and its consistency with the principles of the
Internet number community proposal.
All comments received by 14 June, 2015, will be processed by the
legal team of the RIRs and, when appropriate, included in a final
draft of the SLA which will be published before the next ICANN 53
meeting (21-25 June, 2015). The legal team will be requested by the
NRO EC to explain their processing of each community comment into
the final draft.


German Valdez

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