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[rpd] A question for the PDWG

David Conrad drc at
Tue May 24 17:39:57 UTC 2022


On May 24, 2022, at 8:21 AM, Fernando Frediani <fhfrediani at> wrote:
> I don´t know who invented thins thing of ICP-2 not applicable to any RIRs after  its creating as it became a lawless organization that can do anything they like regardless all the rest of worldwide Internet community.

The title of ICP-2 is "Criteria for Establishment of New Regional Internet Registries”.  It explicitly states "this document provides criteria and guidelines specifically for ICANN to take into account when evaluating applications for recognition of new RIRs.”  It does not speak to maintaining RIR status after creation.
> Any RIR that eventually doesn't comply with ICP-2 should be brought up to spot, and discussions should be raised in ICANN up to it Board as well in all other RIRs in order to stop recognizing that RIR.
See RFC 7020. ICANN is not the Internet’s police.  It is largely a venue in which people can meet to develop resource allocation/management policy under a multi-stakeholder framework. The theory is that the RIR system works only on trust and the "consent of the governed.”  Evolution of the RIR system is presumed to be driven by the stakeholders impacted by the RIR within the context of the RIR (for regional) or ICANN (for global) multi-stakeholder framework.

More to the point, suppose despite no policy, process, or authority, magic occurs and ICANN were to “stop recognizing that RIR”.  What impact do you believe that would have on the consumers/users of address space? Do you believe ISPs or address users consult ICANN prior to making use of address space?

(Note: I am not arguing this is good or bad, just that it is reality)


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