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[rpd] [PDWG-Appeal] REPORT ON Appeal against the non-consensus determination on proposal AFPUB-2019-GEN-006-DRAFT02 (RPKI R

David Conrad drc at
Thu Apr 8 20:20:50 UTC 2021


On Mar 8, 2021, at 12:14 PM, Owen DeLong via RPD <rpd at> wrote:

> Actually, ICANN does not have the authority to sanction new RIRs. The IANA is involved in that process.

While not particularly relevant to the discussion, this is incorrect. IANA has no role in the creation of new RIRs. The decision to recognize a new RIR is ICANN Board’s based on recommendation from the ASO (see section 4.b.2 of

> As I understand it, the empowered community through the NRO controls the awarding of the IANA functions contract which is currently awarded to ICANN and subcontracted too PTI. (I’m still not 100% clear on the relationship between ICANN and PTI).

PTI is a wholly-owned affiliate of ICANN. All the IANA functions are performed by PTI and, of course, the NRO does NOT control the awarding of the IANA functions, although they have chosen ICANN to perform the IANA _numbering_ function (see


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