[ppml] RIR's to leave IANA / ICANN
shane at time-travellers.org
Wed Oct 9 07:47:26 EDT 2002
[ Speaking only for myself, just quoting information from public
On 2002-10-09 07:02:09 -0400, John Curran wrote:
> While I've seen lots of discussion on evolving the RIR/IANA/ICANN
> relationship per the above lines, I'm not aware of any document
> submitted by the ARIN or the RIR's which proposes leaving ICANN...
At the most recent RIPE meeting, the statement was made that if you read
the RIR message to the ICANN the right way it was a declaration of
independence for the RIR's:
"The RIRs would like to construct upon this foundation of effective
operating practice to assume greater levels of responsibility for
operational roles that are currently shared between the RIRs and
ICANN. This is intended to allow ICANN to function properly as an
independent body with the power of review, such that ICANN can
properly assume a responsibility for oversight of the RIR activities
in terms of ensuring that the RIRs operate within their adopted
policies and processes, without being compromised in its
independence by also assuming a level of direct responsibility in
the operation of the address management process."
I don't know if you would consider "ICANN to function" ... "as an
independent body" to be "leaving ICANN", but it is not inconceivable.
At that time of the RIPE meeting, almost 3 months after this message,
the ICANN had made no reply to the RIR's about it. They have since.
I'm not sure whether it was Ray, Paul, or Axel that signed extremely
large so Stuart could see the name though(*).
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