[ppml] Important Documents Concerning ICANN

william at elan.net william at elan.net
Tue Sep 23 02:45:30 EDT 2003

I have quite a bit more questions about this NRO and the documents 
released then actual comments. So would the apnic mailing list mentioned  
(which indicates as being setup to receive comments) is more like
normal mailing list where questions can be asked and the documents
discussed or is is truly posting-only comments list? Accidently that 
mailing list appears to be moderated, but I'm hoping that is just to 
protect again spam.

Regarding questions, since I'm neither lawyer, nor politician I need
clarifictin on all that language, possibly list of key points of difference
between new structure (I see in language that NRO would basicly replace
ASO, so it would be ICANN->NRO->RIRs, but before it was ICANN->ASO->RIRs
which seem almost the same...). One such key point I did notice - 
requirement for 2/3 votes for ICANN board to reject policy proposals
made by NRO. What are other key points and points of difference with 
current (or proposed by ICANN) structure involving ASO?

I also would be interested to know if RIRs tried to resolve disagreements
with new ICANN management as of late (I know you had tried it with old
management, but hopefully ICANN got few new people there now that and 
stalled talks can be moved along without necessity of new MOA, which seems
to be done in rather ultimatum like manner by RIRs).

On Mon, 22 Sep 2003, Member Services wrote:

> The Regional Internet Registries (RIR) have published 
> three (3) documents:
>   a.  Proposed Open Letter to ICANN from the Regional 
>       Internet Registries
>   b.  Proposed Agreement between the RIRs to create the 
>       Number Resource Organization
>   c.  Proposed Agreement between the RIRs (acting through 
>       the NRO) and ICANN concerning the Address Supporting
>       Organization
> These documents are available at:
>   http://www.arin.net/library/rir-docs
> In order to ensure that all interested and concerned parties 
> have the opportunity to comment, a thirty (30) day comment 
> period is now open. The comment period will close at midnight 
> UTC (8 PM EDT) October 22, 2003.
> The ARIN Board of Trustees will consider the comments as they 
> are received and intends to make a decision whether to adopt 
> these documents following this comment period. If these 
> documents are adopted by all the RIR Boards, it is the 
> present intention to formally pass the open letter to ICANN 
> on the 24th of October. On the same date the Boards of the 
> RIRs currently intend to direct their CEOs to sign the MoU 
> concerning the establishment of the Number Resource 
> Organization. 
> The RIRs welcome feedback from the Internet addressing 
> community on the contents of these documents.  All comments 
> should be addressed to: nro-comments at apnic.net. The comments 
> will be passed to all the Boards of the RIRs, and will also 
> be published on the web site http://www.apnic.net/nro-comments. 
> Any dialogue that arises from such comments will also be 
> published on this site.
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> Raymond A. Plzak
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> American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN)

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