[ppml] The most important proposal ARIN forgot to send today...

william at elan.net william at elan.net
Mon Sep 22 15:41:28 EDT 2003

Since ARIN has been sending new proposals today, they seem to have 
forgotten the most important one of all, that applies to all RIRs and how 
they deal with ICANN. The info is at http://lacnic.net/sp/draft-9-22.html

The four RIRs (Regional Internet Registries): APNIC, ARIN, LACNIC, and
RIPE NCC have jointly worked on the preparation of a proposal concerning
the liaison among the RIRs as well as the structure through which the
RIRs and their communities take part in ICANN.

As a consequence, three documents have been prepared: 

- Proposal to execute an agreement between the four RIRs in order to
create the Number Resource Organization (NRO). This organization will
represent the interests of the IP addresses community before the
national, international or public entities.  

- Proposal of a Memorandum of Understanding between the RIRs, to act
through the NRO and the ICANN in relation to the ASO (Address Supporting
Organization), the ICANN section committed to the Internet Number
Resources issues. The ASO was created through a previous Memorandum of
Understanding, signed in 1999. The current proposal would  replace the
previous Memorandum, modifying the present ASO structure. 

- Proposal of an Open Letter from the RIRs to the ICANN relative to the
previous items.

The RIRs call for public comments from the community members in relation
to these documents. As the comments will be jointly organized, they will
be officially managed in English.

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