[discuss] [IANAtransition] A Summary of IANA Oversight Transition Tasks and Issues

Joseph Alhadeff joseph.alhadeff at oracle.com
Wed Apr 2 04:21:56 UTC 2014

We all have a vested interest in road safety, but not everyone should repair cars or pave roads.  There are topics related to the rules and overall administration of the system which need to be inclusive but there are operational elements which depend on skills and expertise. Where and how do we draw those boundaries?

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> On Apr 1, 2014, at 8:24 PM, Brian E Carpenter <brian.e.carpenter at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On 02/04/2014 13:16, David Conrad wrote:
>> Brian,
>>> On Apr 2, 2014, at 4:19 AM, Brian E Carpenter <brian.e.carpenter at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Those with a vested interest are the least trustworthy overseers.
>> Without commenting on the DNSA or other structural separation proposals:
>> The IETF oversees the operation of the protocol parameter function.
>> The RIRs oversee the operation of the numbers allocation function.
>> Both of these entities would appear to have vested interest.
> Well, I guess everybody has a vested interest when you come down
> to it. Isn't that the reason for having all stakeholders involved,
> so that no vested interest can predominate? However, in this
> game, it seems to be the case that DNS registrars have a very
> specific and direct financial interest.
>   Brian
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