[arin-ppml] Accusation of fundamental conflict of interest/IPaddress policy pitched directly to ICANN
ebw at abenaki.wabanaki.net
Mon May 2 13:39:23 EDT 2011
On 5/2/11 9:27 AM, Mike Burns wrote:
> The authority flows down from the US Dept of Commerce. It doesn't go
> from there to the RIRs and back up to ICANN.
what statutory authority?
i see two possible errors in mike's response to owen, john, etc.
first, he characterizes the iana function as an institutional actor,
and thereby a "higher authority", rather than as a function currently
contained within a set of functions in, or added to, the contract now
the subject of review by the department of commerce. see the federal
register of february 25th for the notice of inquiry.
second, in an error more generally shared than this specific context,
he removes the specific purposes of diversity of territorial
jurisdiction and scaling for the initial reformation of the "numbers
czar" function to one which permits delegation, creating the rir
these historic purposes are not modernly inoperative, nor replaced
without risk by a novel aterritorial responsibility serving no
diversity of territorial or scaling interests, however beneficial such
a grant of franchise may be to the recipient.
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