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[bc-gnso] IANA Stewardship Transition Coordination Group (ICG) publishes proposal for comment

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  • Subject: [bc-gnso] IANA Stewardship Transition Coordination Group (ICG) publishes proposal for comment
  • From: Steve DelBianco <sdelbianco@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 1 Aug 2015 21:36:28 +0000

BC members — the IANA Stewardship Transition Coordination Group (ICG) published 
its combined proposal yesterday.  (see below).

Now there’s a 40-day public comment period.

ICG will hold webinars onThursday 6 August, 19:00-20:30 UTC and Friday 7 
August, 11:00-12:30 UTC. To attend, email the ICG Secretariat < 
admin@xxxxxxxxxxx<mailto:admin@xxxxxxxxxxx> > and indicate which webinar you 

We’ll need volunteers to draft the BC comment.  Our May 
 on the prior draft are a good start, since the final proposal is pretty close 
to the previous one.  Hoping we can re-enlist volunteers from that comment, 
including Aparna Sridhar, Claudia Selli, Andrew Harris, Ellen Blackler, and 
Stephen Coates.

Also, the CCWG-Accountability will release our second draft report early next 
week, so we’ll need volunteers for that comment, too.

ICG Seeking Public Input on Key Internet Governance Proposal

31 July 2015

The IANA Stewardship Transition Coordination Group (ICG) today released for 
public comment the proposal [IANA Stewardship Transition 
 [PDF, 2.2 MB]] for the transition of the stewardship of the Internet Assigned 
Numbers Authority (IANA) functions from the U. S. Department of Commerce's 
National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) to the global 
multistakeholder community. This presents a seminal opportunity for the public 
to evaluate the proposal as a whole and how it meets the criteria established 
by NTIA. The ICG is encouraging the public to review the proposal and share 
their reactions and comments during the public comment period 

Following the opening of the 40-day public comment period, the ICG will host 
two briefing 
 open to the public on Thursday 6 August, 19:00-20:30 UTC and Friday 7 August, 
11:00-12:30 UTC.

The transition of IANA's stewardship represents an important Internet 
governance milestone. The proposal for how to carry out the transition is the 
result of a tremendous undertaking by the global multistakeholder community, 
including the operational communities with direct operation or service 
relationships with the IANA functions as well as global business, civil 
society, governments, and Internet users. These geographically diverse groups 
came together to work on this process shortly after NTIA announced its intent 
to transition its stewardship role in March 
 The proposal was developed through a transparent community-led process, open 
to and inclusive of all interested stakeholders.

The proposal combines components related to the three categories of IANA 
functions – domain names, Internet numbering resources, and protocol parameters 
– each of which have already been thoroughly and publicly vetted.

"The dedication that the Internet community has exhibited to the IANA 
stewardship transition is nothing short of remarkable," said Alissa Cooper, 
Chair of the ICG and member of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) 
community. "The public comment period presents an opportunity for the public to 
assess the transition proposal in its entirety and for the ICG to build a 
public record demonstrating how the proposal meets the expectations set out by 
the U.S. Government."

"It has been a big undertaking to develop a proposal that meets the criteria 
set forth by the NTIA," said Patrik Fältström, Vice Chair of the ICG and Chair 
of the Security and Stability Advisory Committee (SSAC). "I am confident that 
after receiving and analyzing the public comments, we will be poised to put 
this proposal forward to the U.S. Government for review and approval."

"The ICG is looking forward to receiving broad input concerning key questions 
about the proposal," said Mohamed El Bashir ( محمد البشير ), Vice Chair of the 
ICG and member of the At-Large Advisory Committee (ALAC), "The public's input 
is absolutely crucial to this process."

In parallel to the ICG, a Cross Community Working Group (CCWG-Accountability) 
was formed to facilitate the process of developing enhancements to ICANN's 
accountability in light of the transition away from the U.S. Government. The 
CCWG-Accountability proposal will be available for public comment on Monday, 3 
August. The public should direct comments about the Enhancing ICANN 
Accountability proposal to the CCWG-Accountability and comments about the IANA 
Stewardship Transition proposal to the ICG.

Webinar Details & How to Attend

The webinars will be run in an Adobe Connect 
Room<https://icann.adobeconnect.com/icg> on Thursday 6 August, 19:00-20:30 UTC 
and Friday 7 August, 11:00-12:30 UTC. If you are interested in attending a 
webinar and would like to receive dial-in details, please send an email to the 
ICG Secretariat < admin@xxxxxxxxxxx<mailto:admin@xxxxxxxxxxx> > and indicate 
which webinar you would like to attend. Please note that the webinars will be 
conducted in English and will be live interpreted in the 5 UN languages plus 
Portuguese. They will also be recorded and transcribed. Subsequently the 
transcripts will be translated in the 5 UN languages and Portuguese and posted.

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