[discuss] we need to fix what may be broken

Seun Ojedeji seun.ojedeji at gmail.com
Sat Apr 19 05:48:36 UTC 2014

sent from Google nexus 4
kindly excuse brevity and typos.
On 18 Apr 2014 23:44, "David Conrad" <drc at virtualized.org> wrote:
> Carlos,
> On Apr 18, 2014, at 2:51 PM, Carlos A. Afonso <ca at cafonso.ca> wrote:
> > Point being that this is what I think Barry Shein means when he writes
> > "...RIRs are contractual entities of ICANN...".
> I would be quite surprised if Raul, Adiel, Axel, Paul, and John (just to
mention a few) would feel this way.
I think you've mentioned them all ;)

> I believe the view of the RIR communities is that they derive their
authority from the communities they serve in a bottom up fashion, not from
ICANN in a top-down fashion.
+1 and this can be evidently confirmed through the policy process of
numbers within ICANN; the RIR makes their policies and if I am right I
think global policies are not subject to ICANN board approval(I like this
to be corrected or confirmed) before it's implemented by IANA.

> Regards,
> -drc
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