Transition of NTIA's Stewardship of the IANA Functions
NTIA announced on 14 March 2014 that they are planning to relinquish their stewardship of the IANA functions to the multistakeholder community, subject to certain conditions relating to meeting the needs and expectations of the global partners and customers of IANA services, and employing a multistakeholder (rather than a government-only) process.
This session will offer the community the opportunity to hold a dialogue on all elements of the transition process. Topics for discussion include the organisation for the processes that the global communities need to run themselves for their respective parts of the NTIA transition and coordination necessary to assemble a proposal.
ICANN has been designated as the facilitator of the transition process. On 6 June 2014, ICANN published a Process to Develop the Proposal and Next Steps that is the result of a series of community discussions and input into the process to develop a proposal to transition stewardship of the IANA functions to the global multistakeholder community. See NTIA IANA Functions' Stewardship transition portal for more information. The document reflects the multitude of views expressed in different fora and, among other things, calls for the establishment of a Coordination Group to assemble a proposal from components provided by respective communities.
Now that the definition of that process is progressing, the real work in moving forward with planning IANA stewardship without NTIA needs to begin. A big part of this work rests on the individual communities (IETF, RIRs, ICANN and CC names communities) that are the IANA functions customers. This session will be the kick-off session to start this work, and will discuss expectations both for the communities and the community's expectations of the Coordination Group moving forward.
The session is organised as a set of invited introductory talks around a number of topics, followed by open discussion with the community. For the discussion part, we expect the speakers and one member from ALAC, ASO, ccNSO, gNSO, gTLD, GAC, ICC, IAB, IETF, ISOC, NRO, RSAC, and SSAC to be in front of the stage tot engage in a discussion.
Comments and questions will be limited to 2 minutes, and there will be two microphone queues in the room, one for new questions and another one for comments on the ongoing topic. Participation from the overflow rooms and remote locations will also be possible, including ability to make comments.
Moderators: Patrik Fältström and Jari Arkko
- Background and scope (moderators, 10min)
- Introductory talks (40 min)
- Role of communities vs. the coordination group (Alissa Cooper)
- Engaging participants outside the traditional ICANN, IETF, and RIR participants (Heather Dryden + to be confirmed 2nd speaker)
- Defining success criteria (Olaf Kolkman)
- Relationship of the work on accountability and NTIA transition (Becky Burr)
- Open mic (65 min)
- Wrap-up and next steps (moderators, 5 min)