[discuss] Possible approaches to solving "problem no. 1"

Brian E Carpenter brian.e.carpenter at gmail.com
Mon Feb 17 22:07:17 UTC 2014

On 18/02/2014 08:59, Ian Peter wrote:
> One last point on some postings elsewhere which suggest legislative
> action might be needed for a change in US role in authorisation of IANA
> functions. But if IANA ceases to exist as part of the process
> improvement suggested in this area, this would probably overcome that need?

IANA isn't going to cease to exist.

If there was any kind of disastrous failure of the current provider
of IANA services (which I do not anticipate), the technical community
would scramble around and create a new IANA service provider. It would
need to be done within a week or two, but I have no doubt that it would
be done, by volunteers initially.

On 18/02/2014 09:35, Salanieta T. Tamanikaiwaimaro wrote:
> Offices can be opened and manned in different location but the concern *would
> be in keeping the core critical internet infrastructure within the US* so
> as not to interfere with Security, stability and resiliency.

Why would there be such a concern, except for a technical transition
period? We can have secure, stable and resilient services in most
parts of the world these days.

I could readily imagine the main office being in Switzerland and
the core infrastructure in Sweden, just to pick an example.


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