[apnic-talk] Launching the discussion on the IANA stewardship transition

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    • Subject: [apnic-talk] Launching the discussion on the IANA stewardship transition
    • From: MAEMURA Akinori <maem at nic dot ad dot jp>
    • Date: Fri, 28 Mar 2014 16:20:31 +0900
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        The ICANN49 meeting has just finished in Singapore, after long discussions
        about the recent US Government decision on IANA functions.  This decision
        will transfer the responsibility for IANA functions from the US Government
        to the Internet community, replacing the existing contracts regarding IANA 
        functions with new arrangements to be implemented by September of 2015.    
        This is an exciting and important development for APNIC and for the wider 
        Internet community; something that has been expected since the establishment 
        of ICANN, in 1999.  
        After discussions in Singapore, ICANN is now developing a community
        process which will determine the new IANA arrangements, and it will
        announce a proposed process on 7 April 2014 for public comment.
        The discussion of this does not happen only in ICANN arena.
        It is important that the APNIC community be aware of this process, and
        take part to ensure that the result is satisfactory to us.  This is
        important because we are dependent on IANA functions including IPv4, IPv6
        and ASN registry services, and reverse DNS services, and these must
        continue in a stable, secure and accountable way.  In addition, the APNIC
        EC believes that the health and stability of ICANN itself is important for
        the reliable operation and proper evolution of the IANA functions in
        After recent discussions on "apnic-talk", the EC has decided to establish
        a new open mailing list for discussion of the process and the desired
        outcome.  Subscription to this mailing list is available here:
        The APNIC EC encourages all interested parties, particularly from the
        APNIC membership and wider community, to join this mailing list and
        participate in discussions.  As details and developments emerge in coming
        weeks, we will share these on the list in order to keep participants
        informed.  We expect also to convene face-to-face sessions, during APNIC
        conferences and other events, where discussion and updates can continue.
        We encourage and look forward to your participation.
        With the Best Regards,
        MAEMURA Akinori, Chair of the APNIC Executive Council