[discuss] shifts in IANA/accountability discussion: your thoughts?

Brian E Carpenter brian.e.carpenter at gmail.com
Sun Jun 22 20:08:53 UTC 2014

Hi Patrik,

On 22/06/2014 20:11, Patrik Fältström wrote:
> On 21 jun 2014, at 23:27, John Curran <jcurran at istaff.org> wrote:
>> For example,
>> ICANN performs administration of all of IANA registries per the ICANN/IETF MOU
>> (RFC 2860)
> Plus clear IANA Considerations Sections in each RFC that sets the rules IANA is to follow.

Well, most of them are clear ;-).

But indeed, you are correct to remind us that there is a lot of
detailed work behind the externally smooth running of the IETF-defined
registries, and there's continued technical debate about even the
oldest ones such as the port registry (which is considerably older
than the IETF itself). So we shouldn't be surprised that there is
still debate about the TLD and address registry policies too. It
would be worrying if there was no debate. What is unusual about
the TLD registry is that the debate has become a political football.


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