[discuss] Host country

Jay Daley jay at nzrs.net.nz
Mon Mar 17 19:57:17 UTC 2014

On 18/03/2014, at 6:06 am, John Curran <jcurran at istaff.org> wrote:

>> There is one case where it is not possible: when the requester and the IANA functions operator reside in the same country.  In all other cases, if the interaction is performed in an open and transparent manner, the lack of action by the IANA functions operator would indicate interference of one form or another.
>> Of course, this would imply that requesters be open and transparent in the submission of their requests...
> Agreed, but presumes that the requests actually go to the IANA.  For example, I do 
> not know if discussions regarding country code redelegations go to IANA or ICANN, 

What do you mean by that distinction?


> and whether such discussions would be inhibited by the potential for OFAC issues 
> in some cases. 
> I imagine some folks would be concerned if that were the case (whereas some might 
> not care), but either way the important principle is that the effect that any host 
> country's laws have on the IANA registries need to be readily apparent to the entire
> Internet community.  It is only by having visibility into such effects that there 
> can be any meaningful consideration of the situation by the global community.
> FYI,
> /John
> Disclaimer: My views alone.
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