Members: Wanawit Ahkuputra; Jaap Akkerhuis; Donna Austin; Fouad Bajwa; Graeme Bunton; Olivier Crepin-Leblond; Eduardo Diaz; Avri Doria; Lise Fuhr; Robert Guerra; Erick Iriarte; Staffan Jonson; Elise Lindeberg; Vika Mpisane; Greg Shatan

Participants: Wale Bakare; Mark Carvell; Stephanie Duchesneau; Amr Elsadr; Lars-Erik Forsberg; Tomohiro Fujisaki; Chuck Gomes; Alan Greenberg; Tony Holmes;Stacey King; Yasuichi Kitamura; Wolf-Ulrich Knoben; Cheryl Langdon-Orr; Yrjo Lansipuro; Allan MacGillivray; Camino Manjon-Sierra; Plamena Popova; Kurt Pritz; Matthew Shears; Mary Uduma; Peter Van Roste; Jiankang Yao

StaffGrace Abuhamad; Bart Boswinkel; Berry Cobb; Marika Konings; Bernard Turcotte

Apologies: Martin Boyle; Phil Corwin; Desiree Miloshevic; Seun Odejeji; Jonathan Robinson

**Please let Grace know if your name has been left off the list (attendees or apologies).**

Proposed Agenda: 

1. Welcome & Roll Call

2. Notes from last meeting, review of action items and project plan

3. Status on work – subgroups

     -- Subgroup 1, 2A, 2B

     -- Subgroup 2C

     -- Subgroup 3

4. Update on F2F meeting agenda 

5. Any other business

6. Summary of action items and agreed items


Notes & Action Items

1. Welcome & Roll call

Reminder expected standard of behavior send by email by co-chair


2. Notes from last meeting and action items


3. Status on Work- updates


3.1 Subgroup 1, 2A and 2 B (rapporteur Chuck Gomes)


3.2 Subgroup 2 C (rapporteur Allan MacGillivray)

3.3 Subgroup 3 (rapporteur Greg Shatan)


4. Update on F2F meeting


5. AOB

Call ending 1h in advance. Greg suggestion to use remainder of time on RFP 3 – Lise accepts this suggestion but asks for reading of summary of actions and agreed items before turning the floor over to Greg.

6. Summary of actions and agreed items



Reconvening RFP 3 (15.30 UTC)

Continuation of discussion RFP 3

Please see the recording and transcript to review this session.

Chaired by Greg Shatan

Take live edits in documents (Grace)




The transcript is available here: Meeting6_13Nov.doc

AR: Meeting6_13Nov-ar.docx

ES: Meeting6_13Nov-es.doc

FR: Meeting6_13Nov-fr.doc

PT: Meeting6_13Nov-pt.doc

RU: Meeting6_13Nov-ru.docx

ZH: Meeting6_13Nov-ZH.doc


The Adobe Connect recording is available here:

The audio recording is available here:

Documents Presented

CWG-Stewardship Project Plan

IANA CWG RFP Section 1 Proposal Version 2 - 12 Nov 14 Redline.docx


CWG-RFP2B Proposal 10 Nov 14.docx



Strawman Matrix.docx

Chat Transcript

Marika Konings:Welcome to the IANA Stewardship Transition CWG meeting of 13 November 2014

  Eduardo Diaz - (ALAC):I will be in an out of the adobe connect but will be connected all the time through the telephone bridge

  Robert Guerra:I'll be calling via the telephone bridge as well. waiting a bit to call in..

  Bernard Turcotte - staff support:good

  Wale Bakare:My participation in today's call will be now till 1440, then back at about 1515

  Yasuichi Kitamura (At-Large):hi, all

  Bernard Turcotte - staff support:Jaap go on mute

  Matthew Shears (CDT):hello!

  jaap akkerhuis SSAC:Bernie, I just did.

  Wale Bakare:Hi all

  Grace Abuhamad:@Jaap I muted  your AC line

  Matthew Shears (CDT):has there been an updated principles doc that relfects the latest prpoosed changes  on the list?

  Greg Shatan (IPC/CSG/GNSO):Good morning/afternoon/evening, all!

  Staffan Jonson:Good afternoon all

  Mary Uduma:I will participate till 1400hours only as I am on a journey.

  Allan MacGillivray (.ca):Good morning/afternoon everyone

  Graeme Bunton - RrSG:Good morning all.

  erick iriarte:good morning to all

  Grace Abuhamad:You have scrolll control on the document

  Stephanie Duchesneau:@ matthew - i had proposed a redline to the principles document, but i do not believe that subsequent discussions on separability and stacey's suggestion regarding redress have been incorporated into a draft

  Bernard Turcotte - staff support:I believe Martin Boy is looking at those

  Bernard Turcotte - staff support:Boyle

  Matthew Shears (CDT):@ stephanie - thanks

  Lise Fuhr:@Stephanie Duchesneau I will send out a revised document with the comments included.

  Stephanie Duchesneau:thank you lise

  Robert Guerra:question - is there a need to have OFAC licenses mentioned in the ccTLD section.  right now that is held by NTIA/commerce.

  Grace Abuhamad:Now that's Chuck's presentation is over, I've given you all scroll control

  Robert Guerra:thanks chuck!

  Robert Guerra:music?

  Donna Austin, RySG:Allan, not sure .int is necessarily a GAC issue. If we do not think it is relevant to this discussion I suggest we leave it to others to sort out.

  Greg Shatan (IPC/CSG/GNSO):Need to identify the IPR in question.  Most USG contracts have the USG owning the IPR.

  Wale Bakare:That's seems a very important aspect - NTIA ( replacement with a new entity) and Verisgn

  Elise Lindeberg - has already Dona - .int has alredy been sendt to the GAC as relevant to look into, and forwarder to me and Wanawit. It`s relevant for the GAC to have safeguards for the continuation of the .int policy and practise - it`s exclusively for intergovernmental organisations

  Robert Guerra:a couple of links of interest regarding OFAC -

  Robert Guerra:

  Robert Guerra:

  Donna Austin, RySG:Elise, perhaps this is a conversation to have offlline, but I'd be interested to understand the context in which .int has been sent to the GAC.

  Robert Guerra:there are OFAC equivalents for other countries ..

  Avri Doria:the # oversight strawman still need another strawman added.  the one with no fixed oversight mechansim

  Grace Abuhamad:@Avri do you have link to Google Doc so that you can edit?

  Avri Doria:i don't know.  so i have it?

  Grace Abuhamad:Yes, let me re-post in chat

  Grace Abuhamad:Strawman 1 Pros/Cons: Strawman 2 Pros/Cons: 3 Pros/Cons: Matrix:

  Grace Abuhamad:4 documents. Matrix is at the end

  Avri Doria:but that does not include strawman 4 - the minimalist option.

  Elise Lindeberg - GAC:Dona - it hasen`t been "sendt to the GAC"  - sorry for that. It has cought the attention of the GAC chairs and Wanawit and me as something that the GAC have interest in

  Grace Abuhamad:@Avri -- right. I meant to suggest that you could add that option :)

  Avri Doria:so we can add a column?

  Grace Abuhamad:yes

  Matthew Shears (CDT):I tink it would be useful to add new strawmen rather than overly edit the existing ones that way we can see the range of options

  Wale Bakare:Out for a brief, back at few minutes past 1500hours

  Avri Doria:it is not letting me add a column for the minmalist trust option.

  Stephanie Duchesneau:perhaps we could convert this to a sheet and not a word document - it is much easier to insert new options

  Robert Guerra:Agree with Matthew+Avri that we might want a 4th proposal that picks elements (or not) from the other 3.

  Avri Doria:thant is what I have been unsucessful asking for.  a 4th column.

  Matthew Shears (CDT):we should not be surprised if there are additional proposals submitted in the next few days that may or may not draw on elements of the existing strawmen

  Avri Doria:oh, these a doc in drive, not drive docs.  so no simultaneous editing.  

  Avri Doria:bummer.  why use drive in that case.  the wiki is just a  versatile as word in drive.

  Chuck Gomes (RySG, Verisign):@ Allan:  I agree that we need to try to start zeroing in a possible consensus direction but until we get to that point we need to be careful about restricting contributions.

  Donna Austin, RySG:I agree Chuck, we should not feel constrained by a timeline.

  Avri Doria:i dont know i have making point since the gbeginning that i have not seen included.

  Matthew Shears (CDT):+ 1 Chuck

  Grace Abuhamad:@avri, maybe a converted them incorrectly. Do you want me to create the same document in Google Docs directly? I thought doing a Google docs conversion would be sufficient

  Avri Doria:i can deal with the document any way it is served up.

  Avri Doria:i was just noting that a word doc in drive was self defeating.

  Chuck Gomes (RySG, Verisign):@ Lise:  Do we need a rapporteur/coordinator for Subgroup 5 now?

  Grace Abuhamad:All times are in local time

  Grace Abuhamad:I will send out an agenda in UTC for the group

  Robert Guerra:allan - great idea.

  Donna Austin, RySG:agree with Greg on facilitator

  Staffan Jonson:Allan: even though I like the idea, I wouldn't hold my breath that we're ready for that just then. I hope we are, but what if we aren't

  Olivier Crepin-Leblond:Greg is completely correct- any facilitator would need to know the topic inside out and unfortunately no fprofessional acilitator that I know of does.

  Avri Doria:not only subject mater, but they all come in with their own idea of what the colloborative culture should be like.

  Lise Fuhr:@Chuck yes and no - thing needs to move fast and we need someone to be ready to coordinate

  Avri Doria:a bad fascilitation can take us down the wrong road and leave us stranded in a culdesac

  Mark Carvell, UK Government:Agree with Allan to have a clear objective stated of  a single proposal. More important for achievign that is the Chair and Secretariat- not sure  facilitator would add much in keepign the process for the day on track.

  Allan MacGillivray (.ca):I agree with Greg, that no facilitator is better than a bad facilitator.

  Graeme Bunton - RrSG:the PPSIA WG used someone from the ICANN community (in this case Thomas Rickert)  to help facilitate a f2f meeting in LA.   We generally found that to be useful.

  Staffan Jonson:But I also agree With Mark and Allan: "Agree with Allan to have a clear objective stated of  a single proposal. "

  Matthew Shears (CDT):difficult to get a facilitator up to speed...

  Avri Doria:have another meeting

  Allan MacGillivray (.ca):Greg - great idea!

  Olivier Crepin-Leblond:+1 Greg - let's make sure we use all available time

  Stacey King, GNSO:Apologies all.  I need to drop off to get the kids to school!  Thank you.

  Cheryl Langdon-Orr:I need to leave next meeting looms

  Amr Elsadr:Apologies about being late. I had another ICANN call I needed to be on.

  Avri Doria:Continuing 3 now is not a great idea.

  Grace Abuhamad:@Amr -- so many calls at ICANN!

  Avri Doria:this meeting was already double boooked.

  Amr Elsadr:@Grace: Yes. Life is good!! ;-)

  Greg Shatan (IPC/CSG/GNSO):I have revised the Strawman Matrix to add a column for Strawman 4..

  Avri Doria:so befoe we even have time to create o4, we are going to go further discussing 103.

  Grace Abuhamad:@Greg do you want me to load Google Docs?

  Avri Doria:...1-3

  Greg Shatan (IPC/CSG/GNSO):@Grace: yes.

  Avri Doria:hey, if discussing 3 option is the way to get consensus go for it.

  Avri Doria:i sitll opject to going into an RP#, but what the heck.

  Robert Guerra:can you please share the URL here as well. thank you

  Matthew Shears (CDT):discussion should not preclude other options going into next week

  Grace Abuhamad:

  Robert Guerra:thank you grace

  Avri Doria:i am joining another call now.

  Mark Carvell, UK Government:I think it would be helpful for the community, observers and the wider audience (includign UN and its agencies) for the meeting Chair to issue a statement about progress of the CWG's work - a kind of short interim report which would allay fears that there might not be substantial progress being achieved.  

  Grace Abuhamad:@Mark that's a good idea. Something to address with the Chairs

  Matthew Shears (CDT):agree strawman 4 is a separate option rather than a composite

  Guru Acharya:@Greg: What is the purpose of a new entity for oversight in Strawman 3. Cant the oversight mechanism reside inside ICANN as an internal committee? This would avoid need for funding/jurisdition for the oversight body. The governing documents (SLA etc) can be between ICANN and the new IANA entity.

  Guru Acharya:sorry. i didnt mean governing documents. i meant documentation to replace ntia contract

  Amr Elsadr:@Guru: I believe this is what is being suggested in strawman 1.

  Guru Acharya:in strawman 1 there is no new IANA entity.

  Guru Acharya:in strawman 3, we are creating a new entity for iana

  Guru Acharya:the names community is different from iana

  Guru Acharya:structurally separate

  Matthew Shears (CDT):its a bout degrees of separabilty and/or separation

  Amr Elsadr:@Guru: Yes. That is correct. In SM1, there is no new IANA entity, but the oversight committee is within ICANN. This can be "mixed and matched" with other models, I suppose.

  Matthew Shears (CDT):no model assumes ICANN has IANA function in perpetuity - the key issue of separability exists in each model

  Guru Acharya:we need a new legal entity for oversight only if the names community is structurally integrated with iana. In case of a new iana entity, a new eneity for oversight seems refundant.

  Guru Acharya:i agreed with mitons mail yesterday about the need for periodic bidding for iana

  Amr Elsadr:I don't personally see the "enhanced seprability" features of SM1 and SM2 to actually allow for seprability that is independent of ICANN.

  Matthew Shears (CDT):@ amr - that needs clarifying as separability that is independnet of ICANN is an important consideration

  Donna Austin, RySG:Greg, to what extent, if any, do you see any of these strawmen covering the 'clerical' functions currently performed by NTIA?

  Chuck Gomes (RySG, Verisign):Regarding funding: What is the difference between funding by ICANN and funding by registries? Over 95% of ICANN's revenue comes from gTLD registrants via registries and registrars and another 1-2% from ccTLD registries.

  Amr Elsadr:@Matt: I agree. In SM1, IANA is a division within ICANN. In SM2, it is a wholly ownded subsidiary. That means a decision to seperate at a later date under those two models would involve ICANN agreeing to it.

  Alan Greenberg:Chuck, my recollection was that the discussion was around the scenario where IANA is no longer associated with ICANN - how is it funded then.

  Chuck Gomes (RySG, Verisign):@ Alan: I get that but I think my question still stands.

  Matthew Shears (CDT):@ guru - agree - is the option for periodic bidding there or is it only foreseen in the strawmen based only upon failure to perform?

  Guru Acharya:i didnt mean governing documents. i meant documentation to replace ntia contract

  Allan MacGillivray (.ca):@Chuck - do you think that the registry community could actually come to an agreement on funding?

  Chuck Gomes (RySG, Verisign):@ Allan: I would like to hope so; it probably depends on the details.

  Alan Greenberg:But perhaps gTLD operators would be less willing to fund the ccTLD part of IANA's responsibilities.

  Chuck Gomes (RySG, Verisign):@ Allan: I don't think that registries in either SO would agree to continue paying fees at current levels to ICANN and also paying fees to support a separate IANA on top of that.

  Bernard Turcotte - staff support:And let us remember that some ccTLDs for a variety of reasons cannot pay a US based comapany anything

  Donna Austin, RySG:generally the security and stability issues fall to the ICANN Board, I don't understand how that role will change under any of these arrangements.

  Guru Acharya:@matthew: i think sm2 and sm3 look at a limited term for the contract. but i dont think they mention how the new contractor will be selected.

  Bernard Turcotte - staff support:Another relevant point wtih respect to ccTLDs and charging is that as a rule ccTLDs will object to having to sign anytype of agreement.

  Guru Acharya:@greg: A MS body is also needed in case a decision about a new IANA operator is being taken by the oversight body - because we will be dealing with a number of policy issues.

  Alan Greenberg:Sorry, dropped off

  Amr Elsadr:@Guru: I think you're right for SM2, but in SM3 I (personally) understand that the oversight body would determine if a contract is renewed or a new contractor is sought.

  Grace Abuhamad:Do we know who is building out strawman 4? Lot's of work going on in the document!

  Allan MacGillivray (.ca):@Bernie - good point, which is why I have concersn about registries coming to an overall agreement on funding.  

  Bernard Turcotte - staff support:TYaking this to the next level IF ccTLDs are to be represented in an EXTERNAL oversight entity they would probably have the same concern of have to sign up as members etc.

  Guru Acharya:how is a SLA to be enforced in strawman 1 - legally speaking - since both parties are within ICANN?

  Bernard Turcotte - staff support:The current NTIA arrangement clearly states that there can be no charges for the IANA services

  Amr Elsadr:I think I need somebody to explain the problem with funding to me. Funding is already via registries (g's and some cc's). Couldn't the portion of funds needed for IANA operations be redirected from ICANN to the new IANA inc.? That would probably increase some overhead costs, but I don't imagine it would be much.

  Matthew Shears (CDT):agree we need some amended contract to go forward which implies that there is a contracting entity and that the contract is term limited

  Alan Greenberg:@Amr. If ICANN and IANA no longer have any relationship, how/why such funding would be arranged could be problematic.

  Cheryl Langdon-Orr:very problematic

  Amr Elsadr:@Alan: Which part? Redirecting the funds away from ICANN, or towards the new IANA inc? Both?

  Allan MacGillivray (.ca):@Amr - ccTLD financial contributions to ICANN are, for the most part, voluntary.  Many ccTLDs may be unwilling to commit to fund a new body.  A new body would need certainty on funding to proceed.  If only the gTLDs were willing to commit to funding, would they be willing to let the ccTLD community be respresented on the board?

  Amr Elsadr:On the ICANN side, I suppose it would require renegotiating some aspects of the registry agreement.

  Wale Bakare:>>That would probably increase some overhead costs<< How would the seperation of IANA from ICANN create a probable overhead?

  Grace Abuhamad:@Donna I think this is also part of RFP4

  Amr Elsadr:@Allan: I think you pointed to the exact issue I am having difficulty understanding. Why would CC's who voluntarily donate to ICANN not wish to do so with a new IANA?

  Matthew Shears (CDT):the anonymous penguin is probably avri

  Olivier Crepin-Leblond:For the record, I am ocl999 on the Google Doc & only added 1 comment

  Amr Elsadr:@Wale: That is only an assumption on my part. I'm guessing overheads may include information infrastructure, costs of oversight body meetings, and others I can't really think of.

  Donna Austin, RySG:Amr, the cc's would be more likely to contribute funding to the organisation that provides the IANA function, and for strawman 3, the consequence is likely that ccTLD contributions to ICANN will be redirected.

  Allan MacGillivray (.ca):@Amr - could a new entity be created solely on the 'hope' for future payments?  This is where I have doubts.

  Amr Elsadr:@Donna: That's my assumption as well.

  Grace Abuhamad:@Greg -- ok will do

  Amr Elsadr:@Allan: Obviously, the ccTLDs would need to endorse the proposal this group puts forward including funding mechanisms they are involved in.

  Wale Bakare:@Amr, thanks. How are the functions currently being carried out? Who funds the operation of the functions, which staff carrying out the functions?

  Guru Acharya:@Donna - I agree that ccTLDs will have no incentive to provide funds to ICANN in case of a new IANA entity.

  Bernard Turcotte - staff support:@Amr and Donna - Donna is probably correct but what Allan is looking at is that the money that is coming into ICANN now is outside of a contract  requirement

  Amr Elsadr:@Wale: There is dedicated IANA staff now, but IANA shares the same BoDs with ICANN. Funding is via registries.

  Matthew Shears (CDT):I agree with Olivier's concerns on coordination

  Matthew Shears (CDT):and compatibility

  Allan MacGillivray (.ca):@Wale - the ICANN opertional plans puts the direct cost of IANA at about $2.7 million.

  Amr Elsadr:@Bernard @Allan: Thanks to both of you. I'm beginning to see the problem.

  Amr Elsadr:@Allan: I recall it being closer to $10 million.

  Alan Greenberg:@Amr, an ICANN which cares about the S&S of the Internet will of course want to see IANA continue functioning. But in parallel, and ICANN that has had IANA uncerremoniously ripped from their control may not be all that cooperative.

  Grace Abuhamad:Confirmed #4 is Avri

  Lise Fuhr:Thank you Greg - have a nice day, evening, morning etc.

  Grace Abuhamad:Avri = Peguin

  Wale Bakare:@Amr, i think the concerns left the CWG-RFP3 to optioned the proposal on Strawmen

  Chuck Gomes (RySG, Verisign):Thanks Greg & Lise

  Staffan Jonson:Thank You. Bye

  Carolina Aguerre:Thank you  all!

  Matthew Shears (CDT):thanks for a good call - see you next week

  Donna Austin, RySG:Thanks Greg

  Graeme Bunton - RrSG:Thanks all.

  Lise Fuhr:Goodbye

  Cheryl Langdon-Orr:bye then... now to prep for my next call.  this makes 2 nights midnight tonpostbdawn.  sigh

  Wale Bakare: @Amr, i think the concerns left the CWG-RFP3 to optioning the proposal on Strawmen

  Wale Bakare:Thanks, bye

  Tomohiro Fujisaki:Thank you, Bye!!

  Allan MacGillivray (.ca):@Amr - I just checked the FY15 plan - it is showing $2.6 million