[discuss] Opportunity for input on the development process for IANA oversight transition plan

Roland Perry roland at internetpolicyagency.com
Tue Mar 25 09:47:06 UTC 2014

In message <FF82D537-FB48-4C5B-B0A8-130234966C06 at istaff.org>, at 
17:32:48 on Tue, 25 Mar 2014, John Curran <jcurran at istaff.org> writes
>From the NTIA announcement, I see the following statements (my paraphrasing) -
>   - "ICANN is uniquely positioned ... as the appropriate party to convene the
>       multistakeholder process to develop the transition plan."
>   - "NTIA ...expects that ... ICANN will work collaboratively with the directly
>      affected parties, ... including IETF, the IAB, the Internet Society (ISOC),
>      the Regional Internet Registries (RIRs), top level domain name operators,
>      VeriSign, and other interested global stakeholders."
>My reading is that ICANN is convening everyone (didn't some of that happen
>yesterday in Singapore? :-), but that the actual process can be multistakeholder
>and involve the "directly affected parties" and "interested global stakeholders"

We can't assume all the stakeholders are represented in Singapore. Will 
the first ICANN sponsored meeting where everyone has sufficient notice 
to draw up their position, and attend, be ICANN 50 in London, or are 
there plans for something intersessional?
Roland Perry

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