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

Benson Schliesser bensons at queuefull.net
Fri Feb 25 15:09:43 EST 2011

On Feb 25, 2011, at 11:00 AM, Owen DeLong 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.  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?
> You seem to have left out the MOU: http://www.icann.org/en/aso/aso-mou-29oct04.htm
> and also the ICANN bylaws: http://www.icann.org/en/general/bylaws.htm#VIII

I just read these documents, and I see that they create a relationship for the development of global policy.  I don't see where they grant regulatory authority to any RIR - perhaps you can clarify with something more than your opinion?


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