[discuss] we need to fix what may be broken

Seun Ojedeji seun.ojedeji at gmail.com
Sat Apr 19 16:31:05 UTC 2014

Hello SM,

On Sat, Apr 19, 2014 at 4:18 PM, S Moonesamy <sm+1net at elandsys.com> wrote:

> Hi Seun,
> At 01:32 19-04-2014, Seun Ojedeji wrote:
>> Good example SM thanks. Just one more thing, do they have the option to
>> reject the global policy sent by ASO?
>> As I believe that will determine the level of independence of RIR
> The above question sounds interesting. :-)  I considered the steps after
> the approval within the five RIRs as a clerical matter.

When i said "not subject to board approval" earlier i actually meant an
unconditional board approval (as the word "subject" would mean the board
has a choice) as that was my thinking too. It however seem to me that the
role is beyond clerical

 I don't have a good answer at the moment.

I think it may be difficult to get an answer as there has not been any
known instance where the board exercised that power. However i further
checked and found the section below in the ASO - ICANN MoU [1]

Within 60 days of receipt of the proposed policy, including such
> consultation as may occur in Step 8, the ICANN Board may either:
>    1. accept the proposal by a simple majority vote; or
>    2. reject the proposed policy by a supermajority (2/3) vote; or
>    3. by a simple majority vote request changes to the proposed policy; or
>    4. take no action.
> This obviously confirms that RIR ain't totally independent per-see. While
there has been no call for alarm yet within the number space - there may be
such in near future as v4 gets exhausted and v4 becomes a dollar spinning
avenue (like the new gTLD). Should the RIRs be worried? Maybe yes.

1. http://archive.icann.org/en/aso/aso-mou-attachmentA-29oct04.htm


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