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Fri Aug 7 08:51:03 EDT 2015


Open until: 31 August 2015, 23:59 UTC


On 15 January 2015, the Consolidated RIR IANA Stewardship Proposal
(CRISP) Team submitted the Internet Number Community Proposal to the
request for proposals issued by the IANA Stewardship Coordination Group

One of the key elements of the Internet Number Community proposal is to
replace the current NTIA IANA agreement with a new contract, a Service
Level Agreement (SLA) between the IANA Numbering Services Operator and
the five RIRs.

A first draft of the SLA was produced on 1 May 2015 and opened for public
comments until June 14th 2015. The first draft of the SLA is available at:

Discussions about the development of the SLA have occurred in all RIR
meetings at: APNIC 39 (2-6 March 2015), ARIN 35 (12-15 April 2015), RIPE
70 (11-15 May 2015), LACNIC 23 (18-22 May 2015) and AFRINIC 22 (3-5 June

Results of this discussion are documented in the NRO website at:

Second Draft SLA

As a result of the public consultation of the first draft of the SLA and
the RIR meetings discussions, a second draft of the SLA has been produced
and is available at:

For the sake of clarity, you can find a track changes version with the
first draft at:

Additionally, a document with the comments received during the
consultation period and the legal team responses is available at:

All interested parties are now encouraged to review and comment on this
second version of the draft proposal; including members of the RIRs,
ICANN, and their communities; members of the CRISP Team and the ICG; and
any other organisations and individuals.

This call for public comments will remain open until 31 August, 2015 at
23:59 UTC. Comments can be submitted by any interested party to the
<ianaxfer at nro.net> mailing list. Subscription to this list is open and
available at:

About the Second Draft SLA

The draft SLA has been developed by a team of legal experts from
different RIRs. It responds to the principles included in the Internet
number community proposal and is based on the already existing provisions
of the NTIA IANA agreement. The content of this draft is NOT the result
of negotiations with ICANN or any other parties. It is written in such a
way so that it can be signed as part of the implementation of the IANA
transition when this occurs or before, without pre-judging the outcome of
the ICG coordinated proposal.

The draft includes legally important provisions, such as those that
regulate the five RIRs acting together and being responsible collectively
before ICANN. It includes background and definitions.

This draft SLA also includes explanatory footnotes that reference the
source of each article according to the Internet number community
proposal principles or the NTIA IANA agreement.

Next Steps

During this final public comment period, the CRISP team is encouraged to
review the draft SLA and its consistency with the principles of the
Internet number community proposal. ICANN in particular is encouraged to
review the draft in detail, and to submit any and all final comments
during this period.

All comments received by the deadline will be processed by the legal team
of the RIRs and, as appropriate, included in a further and final draft of
the SLA which will be presented to ICANN as the proposed final SLA. It is
hoped that this document will be agreed by ICANN without further changes.

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