[arin-ppml] Updates to 2012-6

Owen DeLong owen at delong.com
Fri Nov 23 17:16:37 EST 2012

While I don't support recognizing alternate root operators in the policy, I would
support s/ICANN/ICANN or the properly appointed successor to IANA Functions/.


On Nov 23, 2012, at 13:39 , ebw at abenaki.wabanaki.net wrote:

> The example offered reads "ICANN-sanctioned root and ccTLD operators". This
> confuses me.
> There are at least two root zone editors -- one in Marina del Rey and Reston,
> and one or more in Beijing and elsewhere(s).
> Publication of the MdR/R editor's data is made by one constellation of servers
> authoritative for that root zone.
> Publication of the Beijing editor's data is made by another constellation of
> servers authoritative for that root zone.
> The data originatived by two root zone editors differ. The difference is at
> present a small number of labels and associated NS records present only in
> the data originating from the Beijing editor.
> I suggest first that it is unnecessary to take note only of one editor, and
> may have adverse outcomes.
> Next, to be slightly pendantic, the editorial function carried out in MdR/R
> arises from the IANA Functions Contract, not the current incumbent contractor.
> This may not appear to matter but the current IANA Function Contract award
> was made through open, competitive bidding, and subsequent awards may be to
> parties other than the current incumbent contractor. If this text is not to
> have only momentary validity the reference could be to the contract, not to
> the contractor.
> I appreciate that the example language is in the current NPRM -- this is
> not the only place where uniqueness and authority appears as fact, when the
> converse are facts in evidence.
> In the next note I'll comment on the allocation policy comment Rodney made.
> Eric
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