[Internal-cg] Letter to the ICG from NTIA on the IANA Stewardship Transition

Alissa Cooper alissa at cooperw.in
Thu May 7 19:58:21 UTC 2015

I wanted to offer some initial thoughts in response to the letter we received from Larry Strickling concerning status and timeframes for the transition process. 

First, I think it’s important that the communities that we all represent have an opportunity to provide their views on this topic. I think the best way to solicit this input would be for ICG members to consult within their own communities as they see fit and bring that input back to the ICG for incorporation into our response. Depending on what that input looks like we may decide that some other arrangement makes sense, but that is my suggestion at the outset for how to proceed. If people agree with that we can try to establish some deadlines so that we can get a response back in a timely fashion.

Of course, the ICG has its own distinct role and timing, and that is something we can discuss amongst ourselves. As mentioned in the letter, there are, broadly speaking, three tasks remaining with the transition:

1. Finalization of the transition proposal.
2. NTIA/USG assessment and approval of the proposal.
3. Implementation of the proposal.

The ICG and the communities we all represent have to take care of task 1. The communities or parts thereof may be involved in task 3, so gathering their input is especially important there. Neither we nor the communities are involved in task 2, but I think we can safely assume it will occupy a couple months’ time at minimum, accounting for the proposal to be reviewed across affected and interested parts of the USG.

The chairs have discussed estimated timing for task 1. We believe that if we receive the CWG names proposal at or just after ICANN 53, we can aim to conclude our process and deliver the proposal to the ICANN Board for forwarding to NTIA by the conclusion of ICANN 54 in October. Attached and in Dropbox <https://www.dropbox.com/s/qsjrybo577ycrhe/TimelineGraphic-v10.xlsx?dl=0> is an updated version of our timeline showing how we could accomplish this. 

If the names proposal slips, or if public comments that we solicit require further extensive discussion in the communities, then our timing will slip beyond ICANN 54. How long that slippage could be is difficult to predict of course. Larry’s letter requests a response from us by the end of June, so by that time we will have more current information about the status of the names proposal, but there will still be some uncertainty about what our own public comment process will generate. That uncertainty is something we likely want to reflect in our response.

We’ve also been in touch with the chairs of the CCWG to understand their timing. Their current timeline is available in the draft they recently released for public comment <https://www.icann.org/public-comments/ccwg-accountability-draft-proposal-2015-05-04-en>. It aligns well with the attached proposed update to our timeline in that both groups would conclude their transition-relevant work at or around ICANN 54.

I wanted to sketch this out so that we can get discussion going on the list. We will certainly also have time for this on our next call and in Buenos Aires but please share thoughts on the list if you have them.



Couple of notes regarding the updated timeline:

- The timeline includes an ICANN-standard 40-day public comment period on the full combined proposal.
- The chairs are looking into the possibility of having an ICG F2F meeting during the second week of September.
- ICANN 54 is October 18-22.

On May 6, 2015, at 3:05 PM, Alissa Cooper <alissa at cooperw.in> wrote:

> Begin forwarded message:
>> From: Fiona Alexander <FAlexander at ntia.doc.gov>
>> Subject: Letter to the ICG from NTIA on the IANA Stewardship Transition
>> Date: May 6, 2015 at 11:11:06 AM PDT
>> To: "Alissa at cooperw.in" <Alissa at cooperw.in>, "paf at frobbit.se" <paf at frobbit.se>, "mbashir at mbash.net" <mbashir at mbash.net>
>> Cc: Larry Strickling <LStrickling at ntia.doc.gov>, "fadi.chehade at icann.org" <fadi.chehade at icann.org>
>> Enclosed please find a letter from Assistant Secretary Strickling to the ICG on the IANA stewardship transition.  A similar letter has been sent to the CCWG.
>> Fiona
>> -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>> Fiona M. Alexander
>> Associate Administrator for International Affairs
>> National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA)
>> (202) 482-1866
>> www.ntia.doc.gov
> <Letter to ICG May 6.pdf>
> _______________________________________________
> Internal-cg mailing list
> Internal-cg at mm.ianacg.org
> http://mm.ianacg.org/mailman/listinfo/internal-cg_ianacg.org

-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://mm.ianacg.org/pipermail/internal-cg_ianacg.org/attachments/20150507/74358ccb/attachment.html>
-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Name: TimelineGraphic-v10.xlsx
Type: application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.spreadsheetml.sheet
Size: 11935 bytes
Desc: not available
URL: <http://mm.ianacg.org/pipermail/internal-cg_ianacg.org/attachments/20150507/74358ccb/attachment.xlsx>
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://mm.ianacg.org/pipermail/internal-cg_ianacg.org/attachments/20150507/74358ccb/attachment-0001.html>

More information about the Internal-cg mailing list