[governance] WEBINARS Re: Cross Community Working Group (CWG) draft proposal on IANA DNS transition

Joly MacFie joly at punkcast.com
Tue Dec 2 23:55:43 EST 2014

Further to this proposal, various Webinars have been announced for this
week and next week on the IANA Stewardship Transition.. Thanks to Olivier
Crepin-Leblond we have the following summary.

*Webinars of the CWG on Naming Related Functions Public Consultation on
Draft Transition Proposal*:
- 3 December from 7:00 – 8:30 UTC | 02:00-03:30 EST
- 4 December from 12:30 – 14:00 UTC | 07:30 - 09:00 EST
- 4 December from 16:00 – 17:30 UTC | 11:00 - 12:30 EST

These Webinars are repeats of each other and are organised and Chaired by
the Community Working Group (CWG) which is presenting a first draft of the
Naming Communities input to the IANA Stewardship Transition process. This
Webinar will be used to explain the contents of the First Draft of the
Proposal. This will really help in understanding the draft which is
currently under Public Comment from 1 to 22 December 2014. I highly
recommend you attend at least one of them.

More details: https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-3-2014-12-01-en


*Capacity Building Program Webinar #1:*
*- Wednesday 3 December 2014 13:00 - 14:00 UTC | 08:00 - 09:00 EST*
*IANA Functions (standards, Numbering and Naming) - Patrik Fältström*

Are you interested in this topic but do not know where to start? This
Webinar is for you!
Indeed, this Webinar is a great introduction about all of the IANA
Functions, introduced by the Chairman of the ICANN Security and Stability
Advisory Committee. He is an expert! If you are interested in what is
probably one of the key topics for the year and want to learn about it,
then do not miss this Webinar!  Tell anyone who is interested! Watch,
listen, learn and ask questions - that's what this Webinar is about.

The draft Agenda and call details are on:

*------Capacity Building Program Webinar #2:*
*- Wednesday 10 December 2014 21:00 - 22:30 UTC*
*IANA Naming Issues by IANA Issues WG*

This Webinar will have the members of the At-Large IANA Naming Issues
working group explain the proposed ALAC response to the Public Comment
period that has opened on 1 December and will close on 22 December 2014.
This is your chance ask any questions about the proposed response and to
comment on it too! However, we highly recommend that you attend the above
capacity building Webinar before to better understand the issues and at
least one of the three CWG Webinars above to learn about the CWG's First

Call details for this Webinar will be sent out in due course. Reserve the
time slot now!

On Tue, Dec 2, 2014 at 6:01 AM, Joly MacFie <joly at punkcast.com> wrote:

> Administering the DNS root (and a couple of other TLDs) is only one of the
> four IANA functions, the others are IP address delegation, protocol
> parameters, and the time zone database. But it is the one that is
> controversial and has critical accountability concerns. There are sure to
> be plenty of comments over the next 3 weeks including - one hopes - yours!
>  joly posted: "The Cross Community Working Group (CWG) tasked with
> developing to produce a consolidated transition proposal for the elements
> of the IANA Functions relating to the Domain Name System (DNS)  has now
> published its draft transition proposal for public commen"
> [image: iana]The *Cross Community Working Group
> <https://community.icann.org/display/acctcrosscomm/Cross+Community+Working+Group+Home>* (CWG)
> tasked with developing to produce a consolidated transition proposal for
> the elements of the *IANA Functions relating to the Domain Name System
> (DNS)
> <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_Assigned_Numbers_Authority#Domain_names>* has
> now published its *draft transition proposal
> <https://www.icann.org/public-comments/cwg-naming-transition-2014-12-01-en>* for
> public comment. While emphasizing that the proposal is "interrelated and
> interdependent " on results of the  *Cross Community Working Group on
> Enhancing ICANN Accountability
> <https://www.icann.org/stewardship-accountability>* ("CCWG-Accountability"),
> the group proposes the following elements for the transition:
>    - The current operational performance of the IANA Naming Functions is
>    generally satisfactory to its direct customers, and the community generally
>    believes that the current NTIA oversight arrangement has been successful in
>    ensuring the accountability of the IANA Functions Operator in that role. As
>    such, the objective of the CWG is largely to replicate the roles played by
>    the NTIA in the execution and oversight of the IANA Naming Functions as
>    faithfully as possible, while acknowledging that certain changes will be
>    required to contractual terms and arrangements that are particular to
>    contracts entered into with the U.S. government.
>    - The CWG does not believe that there is a reason to transition the
>    IANA Naming Functions outside of ICANN concurrent with the IANA Stewardship
>    Transition. Maintaining this part of the status quo implies that the new
>    arrangements post-transition should provide the possibility of replacing
>    ICANN as the IANA Functions Operator at a later date, including by means of
>    a Request for Proposal (RFP) or other tender process.
>    - The proposed replacement solution should not seek to create another
>    ICANN-like structure with associated costs and complexities.
>    - The proposal should not seek to replace the role of the ICANN
>    multi-stakeholder community with respect to policy development for the
>    Names Community,  nor to affect existing TLD policies or how they are
>    currently applied by the IANA Functions Operator.
>    - The existing separation between ICANN as a policy body and ICANN as
>    the IANA Functions Operator needs to be reinforced and strengthened.
> The group outlines a 4 part structure:
>    1. *Contract Co.* – This primary function of this entity (likely a
>    non-profit corporation) is to be signatory to the contract with the IANA
>    Functions Operator. This entity should be lightweight and have little or no
>    staff.
>    2. *Multistakeholder Review Team (MRT)* – The MRT would be a
>    multi-stakeholder body with formally selected representatives from all of
>    the relevant communities (exact composition TBD). The operation of the MRT
>    would be based on the concept of maximum public transparency. The
>    responsibilities of the MRT will include:
>       - Developing the detailed contract terms for the agreement between
>       Contract Co. and the IANA Functions Operator, based on the key contract
>       terms proposed as part of this proposal and set forth as Annex 3
>       - Making key decisions for Contract Co. (e.g., whether or not to
>       enter into a rebidding (RFP) process for the operation of the IANA Naming
>       Functions)
>       - Conducting the IANA Functions Operator Budget Review
>       - Addressing any escalation issues raised by the Customer Standing
>       Committee (CSC) including the possibility of engaging in enforcement
>       - Performing certain elements of administration (including periodic
>       performance reviews) currently set forth in the IANA Functions Contract and
>       currently being carried out by the NTIA
>       - Managing a re-contracting or rebidding (RFP) process for the
>       operation of the IANA Functions, both as an enforcement option and as part
>       of a regular rebidding procedure
>    The CWG is in the process of discussing whether there is an additional
>    enforcement role for the MRT related to policy implementation by the IANA
>    Functions Operator; specifically, whether the MRT should be able to
>    commence a proceeding before the Independent Appeals Panel.
>    3. *Customer Standing Committee (CSC)* – While the exact composition
>    is still to be determined, the CSC would primarily be made up of a number
>    of representatives of registry operators, including ccTLD and gTLD
>    registries. Input from the CSC would feed into and inform the work of the
>    MRT. It is possible that the CSC would also include additional individuals
>    with relevant expertise and/or liaisons (or representatives) from otherSO/ACs.
>    The CSC would:
>       - Work with the MRT to establish Service Levels and Performance
>       Indicators for the performance of the IANA Naming Functions
>       - Receive reports from the IANA Functions Operator including
>       regular performance reports.
>       - Review these reports against established service levels and
>       escalate any significant issues to the MRT
>    4. *Independent Appeals Panel (IAP)* – The CWG recommends that all
>    IANA actions which affect the Root Zone or Root Zone WHOIS database be
>    subject to an independent and binding appeals panel. The Appeals Mechanism
>    should also cover any policy implementation actions that affect the
>    execution of changes to the Root Zone File or Root Zone WHOIS and how
>    relevant policies are applied. This need not be a permanent body, but
>    rather could be handled the same way as commercial disputes are often
>    resolved, through the use of a binding arbitration process using an
>    independent arbitration organization (e.g., ICDR, ICC, AAA) or a standing
>    list of qualified people under rules promulgated by such an organization.
> The CWG requests public comments
> <http://forum.icann.org/lists/comments-cwg-naming-transition-01dec14/> on
> on some specific aspects of  future root management process, including NTIA
> involvement, as well as an "alternative" proposal for ICANN itself to take
> over the IANA functions. *Deadline for comments is December 22 2014*
> Comment <http://isoc-ny.org/p2/7266#respond>   See all comments
> <http://isoc-ny.org/p2/7266#comments>
> *Permalink*
> http://isoc-ny.org/p2/7266
> --
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> Joly MacFie  218 565 9365 Skype:punkcast
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Joly MacFie  218 565 9365 Skype:punkcast
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 http://pinstand.com - http://punkcast.com
 VP (Admin) - ISOC-NY - http://isoc-ny.org
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