Re: [apnic-talk] IANA Globalization Progress

    • To: Masato Yamanishi <myamanis at japan-telecom dot com>
    • Subject: Re: [apnic-talk] IANA Globalization Progress
    • From: Tony Smith <tony at apnic dot net>
    • Date: Sat, 15 Mar 2014 01:42:51 +0000
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        You're right that the email I sent today did not explain the announcement in detail - that wasn't my intention.
        
        The intention was to alert everyone in the APNIC community that this news had been released, and the link was there so everyone could read it and see more detail. I'm glad you did.
        
        The session details for the ICANN consultation in Singapore have not yet been released, but we'll share when they are.
        
        As I'm sure you appreciate, the news from the US has just arrived this morning and a lot of the details are still coming to light. We're planning to prepare something that explains what this development means in more detail when more information is confirmed.
        
        But for now, we wanted to alert everyone to this news and the fact consultation will begin in our region in Singapore.
        
        Stay tuned for more soon.
        
        And have a good weekend!
        
        Kind regards 
        Tony
        
        
        > On 15 Mar 2014, at 11:12 am, "Masato Yamanishi" <myamanis at japan-telecom dot com> wrote:
        > 
        > Paul and Tony,
        > 
        > I'm very sorry to say this, but it is another good example to show
        > announcement/report/explanation from APNIC doesn't have enough information.
        > 
        > While I could find a few things from Tony's message, which are
        > 
        > - US government announced that they are ready to transfer "its stewardship
        > of important Internet
        > technical functions to the global Internet community"
        > (but no explanation what is this stewardship)
        > 
        > - The discussion related with this transition will happen in next ICANN
        > meeting at Singapore, Mar 23-27.
        > (but no explanation about the agenda of this discussion)
        > 
        > the press release from NTIA
        > (http://www.ntia.doc.gov/press-release/2014/ntia-announces-intent-transitio
        > n-key-internet-domain-name-functions) has much more information about
        > where we are right now, what is next step, and which criteria should be
        > considered in next step.
        > 
        > Let me refer it.
        > 
        > In 1st and 2nd paragraph, it says,
        > 
        > ===========================================================================
        > =============================
        > 
        > As the first step, NTIA is asking the Internet Corporation for Assigned
        > Names and Numbers (ICANN) to convene global stakeholders to develop a
        > proposal to transition the current role played by NTIA in the coordination
        > of the Internet’s domain name system (DNS).
        > 
        > NTIA’s responsibility includes the procedural role of administering
        > changes to the authoritative root zone file – the database containing the
        > lists of names and addresses of all top-level domains – as well as serving
        > as the historic steward of the DNS.  NTIA currently contracts with ICANN
        > to carry out the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) functions and
        > has a Cooperative Agreement with Verisign under which it performs related
        > root zone management functions.
        > ===========================================================================
        > =============================
        > 
        > 
        > 
        > 
        > In 5th paragraph, it also says,
        > 
        > ===========================================================================
        > =============================
        > 
        > NTIA has communicated to ICANN that the transition proposal must have
        > broad community support and address the following four principles:
        > 
        > * Support and enhance the multistakeholder model;
        > * Maintain the security, stability, and resiliency of the Internet DNS;
        > * Meet the needs and expectation of the global customers and partners of
        > the IANA services; and,
        > * Maintain the openness of the Internet.
        > ===========================================================================
        > =============================
        > 
        > 
        > 
        > And, 8th paragraph says,
        > 
        > ===========================================================================
        > =============================
        > 
        > While stakeholders work through the ICANN-convened process to develop a
        > transition proposal, NTIA’s current role will remain unchanged.  The
        > current IANA functions contract expires September 30, 2015.
        > 
        > ===========================================================================
        > =============================
        > 
        > 
        > 
        > Can you see the difference?
        > I'm not saying the announcement from NTIA is perfect, but it is obvious
        > you didn't provide enough information, rather you write down a bunch of
        > political statement.
        > 
        > Rgs,
        > Masato Yamanishi
        > 
        > 
        > 
        >> On 14/03/14 16:49, "Tony Smith" <tony at apnic dot net> wrote:
        >> 
        >> Hi everyone
        >> 
        >> There's been some significant news today with the US Government stating
        >> that it is ready to transfer its stewardship of important Internet
        >> technical functions to the global Internet community.
        >> 
        >> The US Government's current responsibilities to be transitioned include
        >> its role as the historic steward of the unique identifiers registries for
        >> Domain names, IP addresses, and protocol parameters.
        >> http://www.ntia.doc.gov/press-release/2014/ntia-announces-intent-transitio
        >> n
        >> -key-internet-domain-name-functions
        >> 
        >> The leaders of the Internet technical community have welcomed this
        >> announcement - the statement is below.
        >> 
        >> The first public discussions to develop the process for this transition
        >> will take place in Singapore at ICANN 49 (March 23-27).   We strongly
        >> encourage the Asia Pacific community to get involved in these very
        >> important discussions and to have your say.
        >> 
        >> More information on the Singapore meeting is available here:
        >> http://singapore49.icann.org/en/
        >> 
        >> Best wishes
        >> Tony
        >> 
        >> ----
        >> 
        >> Internet Technical Leaders Welcome IANA Globalization Progress
        >> 
        >> The leaders of the Internet technical organizations responsible for
        >> coordination of the Internet infrastructure (IETF, IAB, RIRs, ccTLD ROs,
        >> ICANN, ISOC, and W3C), welcome the US Government’s announcement of the
        >> suggested changes related to the IANA functions contract.
        >> 
        >> The roles on policy development processes of the Internet technical
        >> organizations and ICANN's role as administrator of the IANA functions,
        >> remain unchanged.
        >> 
        >> The transition of the US Government stewardship has been envisaged since
        >> the early days of IANA functions contract. This transition is now
        >> feasible due to the maturity of the Internet technical organizations
        >> involved in performing their respective roles related to the IANA
        >> functions, and ICANN will facilitate a global, multi-stakeholder process
        >> to plan for the transition.
        >> 
        >> The strength and stability of the IANA functions within the above
        >> organizations (which make up the Internet technical community) are
        >> critical to the operation of the Internet. The processes around the IANA
        >> functions have always been carefully specified in the communities that
        >> our organizations represent. The IANA functions are faithfully
        >> administered by ICANN. We are committed to continuing our proven,
        >> community-driven processes as we engage in this transition. Our
        >> communities are already considering proposals to progress the
        >> transition.
        >> 
        >> Our organizations are committed to open and transparent
        >> multi-stakeholder processes. We are also committed to further
        >> strengthening our processes and agreements related to the IANA
        >> functions, and to building on the existing organizations and their
        >> roles. The Internet technical community is strong enough to continue its
        >> role, while assuming the stewardship function as it transitions from the
        >> US Government.
        >> 
        >> Participating Leaders
        >> 
        >> • Adiel A. Akplogan, CEO African Network Information Center (AFRINIC)
        >> 
        >> • Barrack Otieno, Manager, The African Top Level Domains Organization
        >> (AFTLD)
        >> 
        >> • Paul Wilson, Director General Asia-Pacific Network Information Centre
        >> (APNIC)
        >> 
        >> • Don Hollander, General Manager Asia Pacific Top Level Domain
        >> Association (APTLD)
        >> 
        >> • John Curran, CEO American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN)
        >> 
        >> • Peter Van Roste, General Manager, Council for European National Top
        >> Level Domain Registries (CENTR)
        >> 
        >> • Russ Housley, Chair Internet Architecture Board (IAB)
        >> 
        >> • Fadi Chehadé, President and CEO Internet Corporation for Assigned
        >> Names and Numbers (ICANN)
        >> 
        >> • Jari Arkko, Chair Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)
        >> 
        >> • Kathy Brown, President and CEO Internet Society (ISOC)
        >> 
        >> • Raúl Echeberría, CEO Latin America and Caribbean Internet Addresses
        >> Registry (LACNIC)
        >> 
        >> • Carolina Aguerre, General Manager, Latin American and Caribbean TLD
        >> Association (LACTLD)
        >> 
        >> • Axel Pawlik, Managing Director Réseaux IP Européens Network
        >> Coordination Centre (RIPE NCC)
        >> 
        >> • Jeff Jaffe, CEO World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)
        >> 
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