Request for Comments: RIR-ICANN Draft Contract

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Tue Apr 9 15:16:57 EDT 2002

As ARIN members are aware, the Regional Internet Registries (RIRs) have
been working together for some time on the production of a relationship
agreement, or contract, between the RIRs and the Internet Corporation for
Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN).

There is now a draft contract that, if executed, would represent agreement
between the RIRs and ICANN on matters of roles, responsibilities and
procedures relating to Internet address management and global address
management policies. This contract would further codify, or formalize, the
existing working relationship between the RIRs and ICANN which is set
forth in the ASO MoU.

Pending the final approval of RIR and ICANN boards, and the satisfactory
development of the ICANN reform process, the RIRs believe that this
document could be signed.

To facilitate input from the RIRs' communities, the draft document is
available at:

Comments are invited until Friday, 31 May 2002, 23:59 UTC. (7:59 PM EDT)

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Raymond A. Plzak
President & CEO

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