ARIN Community Consultation on the ICG RFP Response Process
As a part of the Regional Internet Registry (RIR) system, the ARIN
community has been called to contribute to the ongoing global
multistakeholder discussion on the IANA Stewardship Transition. The
feedback from the ARIN community will be part of the contribution
provided by the Number Resource Organization (NRO) to the IANA
Stewardship Transition Coordination Group (ICG) in response to their
recent “Request for Proposals (RFP) for IANA Stewardship Transition
We would like to know how you believe ARIN should be facilitating this
dialog, and propose the following process for developing the response
from the ARIN region:
1) Discussion in the ARIN community will take place during ARIN 34 and
through a mailing list consultation from 13 October to 27 October.
2) ARIN will conduct a community survey and publish the results to aid
in the discussion. The survey will be open for one week, 13 - 20
October, and those results will be posted by 24 October 2014.
3) After the initial community discussion ends on 27 October, the ARIN
staff will produce a draft summary document by 3 November for community
review. The document will note consensus positions and any significant
points where consensus could not be achieved.
4) After community review, a final document (including any material
comments from the review) will be sent to the Number Resource
Organization for compilation into a single RIR community input to the ICG.
In this community consultation, ARIN seeks your input on the following
1. Is the process outlined above for response development in the ARIN
region sufficient or are any changes needed?
2. Do we need a dedicated mailing list in the ARIN region for conducting
the community discussion on this topic, or does an existing ARIN list
such as arin-consult, arin-discuss, or PPML suffice? If a new list is
created for this purpose, should it be prepopulated with subscribers
from another list?
3. ARIN intends to conduct a community survey from October 13 to October
20th to aid in development of a response - please review the three draft
survey questions (attached) and provide any suggestions or comments for
Please provide comments on the above points to arin-consult <at> arin.net.
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Discussion of the process and these points will occur on
arin-consult <at> arin.net mailing list through 10 October 2014.
If you have any questions, please contact us at info <at> arin.net.
President and CEO
American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN)
=== Draft ICG Response Survey Questions:
Survey Question 1 – Do you agree that the following are the primary
priorities for the ARIN community?
• There should be minimal operational change – the current processes for
IANA operation and related policy-making are effective and allow for the
participation of all interested parties.
• Any new oversight mechanism should incorporate and build on the
existing RIR community, policy-making processes.
• The RIR communities are ultimately accountable for the management of
those IANA functions relating to management of the global Internet
number resource pools, and this should be reflected in any new oversight
Survey Question 2 – Do you agree that a model for IANA oversight
endorsed by the ARIN community should include the following elements?
• ICANN has historically managed operation of the IANA functions well,
and should continue to do so at this time.
• The IANA functions operator must be answerable and accountable to the
communities that it serves. The number resource community is represented
in such accountability processes by the membership-based Regional
Internet Registry organizations.
• Funding arrangements to cover the staff, equipment and other
operational costs associated with operation of the IANA functions should
be transparent and stable.
• Efforts should be made to maintain the IANA functions as a “bundle”,
managed by a single operator.
• This does not necessarily imply a single, central point of oversight
authority – any oversight mechanism should reflect the legitimate
authority of different communities for specific functions as they relate
to number resources, domain names and protocol parameters.
Survey Question 3 –Does this community feel that it has no position, per
se, on ICANN accountability mechanisms (other than the principle that
DNS community must be satisfied with that process before any IANA
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