[discuss] A thought experiment - what follows the 'IANA transition?'

michael gurstein gurstein at gmail.com
Wed Apr 2 19:54:43 UTC 2014

So, is it the sense of this discussion that the items mentioned by Moonesamy
below are the appropriate extent of application of the "multistakeholder
model" for Global (Internet) Policy decision-making and that other
strategies for organizing decision making processes are required in the
other areas.


-----Original Message-----
From: S Moonesamy [mailto:sm+1net at elandsys.com] 
Sent: Wednesday, April 02, 2014 12:38 PM
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Subject: Re: [discuss] A thought experiment - what follows the 'IANA

Hi Mike,
At 11:09 02-04-2014, michael gurstein wrote:
>It might be interesting and useful to know (as an extension of the 
>thought experiment for example) which of the issues listed below 
>various colleagues thought might be applicable to IETF type 
>multistakeholder decision making processes and which might not 
>(recognizing that multistakeholder consultation processes will have 
>value in a much broader range of issue areas).

I am not sure about the meaning of "IETF type multistakeholder decision
making processes".  I'll comment on some of the issues which were listed.

There was a research group (not in the IETF) working on spam.  The group
spent many years on that problem and did not produce anything.  There is a
government agency which tried to get a group in the IETF to work on solving
spam-related problems.  There was
(informal) agreement to take that problem to the ITU as the communication
model being proposed was better suited for that organization [1].  There is
an ITU Study Group working on countering spam [2].

There were IETF working groups which worked on internationalization.  The
working groups have been closed as they completed their work.

There is some ongoing work in an IETF working group which is related to
exchanging information about security incidents.  That might be related to

There are always technical choices.  If I participate in the IETF I would
follow http://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc2026 Some of these technical
choices can affect the security of the internet [3].  I suggest subscribing
to the IETF discussion list [4] (if you are not already subscribed) if you
are interested in technical choices or the security of the internet.

S. Moonesamy

1. This is from my memory.  I suggest treating it as unreliable information.
2. http://www.itu.int/en/ITU-T/about/groups/Pages/sg17.aspx
3. There are other venues in which technical choices relating to the
security of the internet are discussed.
4. https://www.ietf.org/mailman/listinfo/ietf  

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