[discuss] [IANAxfer] [ccnso-igrg] Two accountability questions - help pls- Workshop 23 - ICANN accountability

Milton L Mueller mueller at syr.edu
Wed Sep 10 20:00:28 UTC 2014

> In the situation where IANA is a contracted service, i.e. where the "parties
> with policy development authority for particular registries" contract with an
> "IANA operator" to maintain the those registries according to the supplied
> policy, then the IANA operator's performance should be both easy to predict
> and manage (or the contractor would very likely be dropped in short order
> for one that performed per community policy.)

Good to see that we agree that IANA should be a contracted service. Of course, it already is for IETF; the challenge will be DNS.

Milton L Mueller
Laura J. and L. Douglas Meredith Professor 
Syracuse University School of Information Studies

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