[discuss] Roadmap for globalizing IANA

Seun Ojedeji seun.ojedeji at gmail.com
Wed Mar 12 19:12:17 UTC 2014

Hello Steve,
On Wed, Mar 12, 2014 at 7:24 PM, Steve Crocker <steve at shinkuro.com> wrote:

> On Mar 12, 2014, at 11:22 AM, Seun Ojedeji <seun.ojedeji at gmail.com> wrote:
> 1. http://www.ntia.doc.gov/page/iana-functions-purchase-order--
> The reference above appears to have been truncated in transmission.

Your ref [A] was the actual url i was also referencing.

 I'm not sure precisely which page(s) you looked at so I'll refer to the
> web page covering the NTIA actions on the IANA contract [A] and the award
> [B].  The operative language is in sections C.2.9.2.c and C.2.9.2.d,
> covering ccTLDs and gTLDs, respectively.  These paragraphs are on pages 7-8
> of [B].
> These paragraphs burden IANA with verifying that the decisions to create
> or re-delegate a TLD conform to the relevant policies and processes, but
> they do not place the burden or responsibility in IANA for making those
> decisions.
> This now very clear Steve. Also the fact that ICANN have to provide those
documentation consistently to IANA could also be a burden to ICANN. So this
seem more like a process issue (which is simply looking to remove that
verification burden from IANA in other to improve ICANN efficiency as i
expect the documentation itself to be resource consuming).
On a lighter note, a wild thought of "what if" is if the IANA for some
organisational reason(or political influence) determined that the
documentation provided by ICANN to justify certain additions/removal of
gTLD/ccTLD is not adequate enough and then they decide to invalidate the
process.(perhaps a related scenario will be .xxx)

> I know this may seem like a fine distinction, but it's precisely the line
> between the "big" decisions as to who operates a TLD and the role of the
> IANA, which is to ensure the updates to the root zone are accurate and
> complete.
> You are the best Steve! with this simple and precise explanation, you made
my day. Perhaps if responses like this come in early enough in start of any
related thread, we would have saved ourselves some bandwidth ;)

Thanks again.


> Steve
> [A] http://www.ntia.doc.gov/page/iana-functions-purchase-order
> [B]
> http://www.ntia.doc.gov/files/ntia/publications/sf_26_pg_1-2-final_award_and_sacs.pdf


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