We would like to inform you that the Cross Community Working Group on Enhancing ICANN Accountability (CCWG) has published its Supplemental Final Proposal, available here: https://community.icann.org/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=58723723
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The ASO representatives to the CCWG communicated an analysis of the third Draft Proposal on 16 December 2015: https://www.ripe.net/ripe/mail/archives/cooperation-wg/2015-December/000817....
The following analysis relates to numbering-related amendments introduced in the Supplemental Final Proposal since that earlier draft:
1) Mission statement
ICANN’s Mission with respect to numbers has been further clarified. It now reads:
“The Mission of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers ("ICANN") is to ensure the stable and secure operation of the Internet’s unique identifier systems as described below. Specifically, ICANN […] Coordinates the allocation and assignment of the top-most level of Internet Protocol (“IP”) and Autonomous System (“AS”) numbers. In this role, ICANN provides registration services and open access for global number registries as requested by the Internet Engineering Task Force and the Regional Internet Registries and facilitates the development of related global number registry policies by the affected community as agreed with the RIRs”.
See Annex 05 - Recommendation #5: https://community.icann.org/download/attachments/58723723/Annex%2005%20-%20F...
2) Reconsideration process
The scope of the Reconsideration process explicitly does not include disputes related to Internet number resources.
Please see Annex 08 - Recommendation #8: https://community.icann.org/download/attachments/58723723/Annex%2008%20-%20F...
3) Minority statement
The ASO submitted the following minority statement into the CCWG process, and it has been included in the Supplemental Final Proposal:
“The ASO notes that the Internet Numbering Community is not relying on the CCWG-ACCT WS1 proposal to fulfill our expectations of ICANN accountability. Instead we will rely primarily on a contractual agreement (or “SLA”) between the RIRs and ICANN, as defined within the CRISP and ICG proposals, to provide the required accountability mechanisms.
In order to serve this purpose, the proposed SLA must be in place at the time of the IANA Transition. However, the agreement contains “condition precedent” language such that, even if it is signed immediately, it will only come into effect when ICANN is actually released from its related duties under the NTIA contract.
Negotiation of the Numbers Community SLA is nearly complete, and we expect to reach agreement in the near future. We propose to then promptly sign the agreed SLA with ICANN, in the same timeframe as implementation of the CCWG recommendations. By having both components in place at that time, we will be satisfied that all ICANN accountability matters are properly resolved.”
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The CCWG has sent the Supplemental Final Proposal to the working group’s six Chartering Organizations, including the ASO, and asked them to consider and approve the document by 9 March 2016 in order to meet the overall timing requirements, and allow the IANA Stewardship Transition (as a whole) to proceed.
In parallel, the CWG-Stewardship is expected to deliver its confirmation that its dependencies have been met, in order to allow the IANA Stewardship Transition proposal to move forward.
The ASO representatives to the CCWG will soon send a recommendation to the NRO EC regarding approval of the Supplemental Final Proposal. If you object to approval, please respond giving reasons.
Izumi Okutani ASO representative to the CCWG