ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Dear All,

As communicated on this Group’s mailing list last week, we have worked on and prepared a survey regarding the CSC and MRT. The survey, is available online (http://goo.gl/forms/q29h3d29he).  

Through this survey, we are very keen to hear from as many of you as possible and therefore strongly encourage every CWG member and participant to complete the survey no later than 23:59 UTC on Thursday, 8 January.  Note that it should be possible to complete the survey in 15-30 minutes time.

We understand that the time you have been given to respond is very short and therefore that you may not be able to consult with any groups that they are a part of or represent.  To the extent that Members can reflect the views of the groups they represent, that is desirable, but personal responses should be provided if that is not possible.  Participants are asked to express their personal views.

This survey is based on suggestions arising from the public comments, as well as additional, related questions. The overall goal is to get a high level sense of the views of the CWG participants (i.e. Members and Participants) regarding these suggestions prior to the intensive work weekend on 10-11 January. The results of the survey will be used to guide the CWG in considering the public comments and continuing its work toward development of a final proposal for submission to the ICG.

Please note that this is NOT a consensus poll in any shape or form.

Thanks in advance for your cooperation. 

Best wishes,
Jonathan Robinson and Lise Fuhr

Please note: Another survey is planned for a few days from now and that will include issues related to the Independent Appeals Panel (IAP) and Contract Co.

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Background

 The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) has requested that ICANN “convene a multistakeholder process to develop a plan to transition the U.S. government stewardship role” with regard to the IANA Functions and related root zone management. In making its announcement, the NTIA specified that the transition proposal must have broad community support and meet the following principles:

  • Support and enhance the multistakeholder model
  • Maintain the security, stability, and resiliency of the Internet DNS
  • Meet the needs and expectation of the global customers and partners of the IANA services
  • Maintain the openness of the Internet.

NTIA also specified that it would not accept a proposal that replaces the NTIA role with a government-led or an intergovernmental organization solution.

On June 6 ICANN proposed the creation of an IANA Stewardship Transition Coordination Group (ICG) “responsible for preparing a transition proposal reflecting the differing needs of the various affected parties of the IANA functions.”

It was determined that Stewardship Transition proposals for each of the IANA functions should be developed by the directly affected communities, the IETF and IAB for IANA functions related to Internet Protocol Parameters; the NRO, the ASO, and the RIRs for functions related the management and distribution of numbering resources; and the GNSO and ccNSO for functions related to the Domain Name System. These efforts will inform the work of the ICG, whose responsibility is to develop an overall integrated transition proposal from these autonomously developed components. 

Two of IANA’s global directly affected communities, the addressing and Internet protocol parameter communities, have responded to the NTIA’s announcement and the formation of the ICG, by establishing working groups to provide input on their specific needs and expectations with respect to the IANA Stewardship Transition.

This CWG was formed as an integral part of this transition process, and to develop a proposal for the elements of the IANA Stewardship Transition that directly affect the naming community.

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