[discuss] Thoughts welcome on proposed Netmundial submission
avri at acm.org
Sun Mar 2 14:48:15 UTC 2014
On 02-Mar-14 11:06, David Conrad wrote:
> You aren't actually talking about the IANA functions, you are talking
> about one specific IANA function, namely the root management
> function. The IANA functions consists of (my categorization) three
> major functions (root management, internet numbers allocation, and
> protocol parameter registry maintenance) and two minor functions
> (operation of .ARPA and some of its sub-zones and operation of .INT)
> however it is quite common for folks to focus exclusively on root
> management. I might suggest either expanding your draft to deal with
> the other functions or retitling your draft to express the solitary
> focus on root management.
And personally I think that
> protocol parameter registry maintenance
is by far, the biggest and most complex of tasks.
and possibly even the most important.
(Aside: I have often wondered, but haven't researched, how much of
IANA's time was spent on various aspects of their tasks. With the need
to read all Internet Drafts on their way to RFC for IANA considerations,
and then create and administer the registries according to a complex set
of arrangements, I always thought this had to be the largest and hardest
It because of this function that I never thought that the IANA function
belonged as an integrated part of ICANN, though I never minded ICANN as
the administrator of this function. I guess I am still uncertain as to
whether I think it appropriate for ICANN to absorb this function.
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