[discuss] NTIA role

Dominique Lacroix dl at panamo.eu
Fri Mar 28 12:56:26 UTC 2014

Thanks a lot, Milton. In the meantime, I read InternetNZ's document,
evoked by S Moonesamy, actually very useful, you're right.
I also read your acute blogs.
Perhaps we could go further in the analysis of the past and current
NTIA's part by asking them to produce a global report?
and/or to open their archives?
As a good steward of public interest promoting the Internet worldwide
for the benefits of consumers, it might not be reticent to free those

@+, best regards, Dominique

Le 27/03/14 22:55, Milton L Mueller a écrit :
> Dominique:
> The ICANN document you cite is actually inaccurate in a critical way. It presents the GNSO as a separate policy making organization comparable to the RIRs or the IETF. But the GNSO is a part of ICANN; funded by ICANN, supported by its staff, often overridden by GAC and Board. 
> A much better diagram is the one developed by InternetNZ and featured in a recent IGP blog post: 
> http://www.internetgovernance.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2014-03-ICANN-IANA-Role-Structures.pdf 
> this shows clearly the distinctions between policy development functions, operational functions, oversight, etc. 
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> 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.
> http://singapore49.icann.org/en/schedule/mon-iana-accountability/presentation-iana-accountability-24mar14-en
> 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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