kent at songbird.com
Sun Sep 17 16:29:40 EDT 2000
On Sun, Sep 17, 2000 at 01:51:45PM -0500, Mury wrote:
> Hold the fort!
> I've taken some time to try to understand the authority and the role of
> ARIN in relation to ICANN instead of taking some people's word for it.
> Here is a summary of what I found on ICANN's site. I have pasted the text
> from http://www.aso.icann.org/docs/aso-mou.html further down as a
> 1) The ICANN bylaws assign to the ASO (which ARIN is) the responsibility
You are confusing the ASO and ARIN. ARIN is not the ASO. The ASO is
part of ICANN; ARIN is a member of the ASO. Not the only member.
> Doesn't this sound like it is ARIN's responsibilty to develop policies and
> not ICANNs?
No, it sounds like it is the ASO's responsibility.
> It sure reads like ICANN has given ARIN not just the
> authority, but the responsibility to create *global* policies for
> registration of address space. There are no conditions listed, no
> What am I not understanding?
ARIN is not the ASO. The ASO is a separate body that includes *all*
the address registries.
Kent Crispin "Do good, and you'll be
kent at songbird.com lonesome." -- Mark Twain
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