[arin-ppml] ARIN-prop-136 Services Opt-out Allowed for Unaffiliated Address Blocks

John Curran jcurran at arin.net
Fri Feb 25 05:00:26 EST 2011

On Feb 25, 2011, at 5:27 PM, Benson Schliesser wrote:

Option #1 above is perfectly reasonable.  There is a DoC contract with ICANN for the IANA function.


In the Joint Project Agreement related to that IANA contract, the DoC instructs ICANN to maintain legal agreements with the RIRs.

The JPA has expired.

A review of the NRO history reveals only a non-binding letter of affirmation with the NRO, but let's just assume that is adequate.  In the affirmation letter, ICANN delegates responsibility for allocating addresses and "facilitating" development of policies.  I do not see the delegation of other powers such as "reclamation" authority etc.  Maybe I'm missing something?

Perhaps the first sentence?

"The NRO shall fulfill the role, responsibilities and functions of the ASO as defined
within the ICANN Bylaws." <http://www.icann.org/en/aso/aso-mou-29oct04.htm>

Per the ICANN Bylaws, this includes advising the Board "with respect to policy issues
relating to the operation, assignment, and management of Internet addresses."
The Board accepted ICP-2 < http://www.icann.org/en/icp/icp-2.htm> as a statement
of policy, with the NRO fulfilling ICANN's duties of coordination of number resources
and in particular the stable and secure operation of the Internet's number identifier


John Curran
President and CEO

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