[discuss] NTIA role

Dominique Lacroix dl at panamo.eu
Wed Mar 26 11:46:03 UTC 2014

I think it's very important to know and understand the current
organization before discussing a transition to a new one.
At the moment, I saw only a simple table and a list of principles in
pages 13 & 14
of the very well done document entitled "IANA Accountability
presentation" presented at Singapore.

USG, supposed to be replaced, is only described by 4 occurences of the
three letters "USG" in one accountability column.
I suggest we need more.

Please, some responses to the hereunder question?

@+, cheers, Dominique

Le 19/03/14 20:43, Dominique Lacroix a écrit :
> Hi,
> "/current role played by NTIA in the coordination of the Internet's
> domain name system (DNS). NTIA's responsibility includes the procedural
> role of administering changes to the authoritative root zone file -- the
> database containing the lists of names and addresses of all top-level
> domains -- as well as serving as the historic steward of the DNS. NTIA
> currently contracts with ICANN to carry out the Internet Assigned
> Numbers Authority (IANA) functions and has a Cooperative Agreement with
> Verisign under which it performs related root zone management functions./"
> Extract from NTIA statement
> As some remarked the statement was sometimes followed by fuzzy comments
> and wonderful sandcastles,
> is there any online document explaining precisely:
> - the role played by NTIA in general terms,
> - the concrete operations it includes?
> The contracts describe precisely Icann and Verisign parts. But what
> about the other side?
> Sorry if it was already posted.
> @+, cheers, Dominique

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