[NA-Discuss] Call for comments on NTIA NOI for the IANA functions - deadline 23 March
ebw at abenaki.wabanaki.net
Fri Mar 25 17:54:26 UTC 2011
On the subject of the NTIA's NOI for the IANA function, which is
available at the following link:
The ALAC draft text is available here:
Question 1 on the necessity of a single contract for the "IANA function":
Question 2 on performance metrics in the contract(s) for the "IANA
Question 3 on root zone change requests, a specific function currently
carried out within the IANA functions:
Question 4 on the necessity and sufficiency of existing performance
and reporting requirements for the IANA function:
Question 5 on improvements or performance enhancements to the IANA
Question 6 on security considerations and performance requirements for
the IANA function:
Some phrases picked more or less at random from the draft ALAC
response to Question 1:
"The ICANN, as a single entity, has so far lead the IANA functions
with all the seriousness possible and has respected the contract with
the US Government to the letter."
"ICANN has so far delivered well. Why try to fix something that is not
I ceased attempting to inform the authors of the ALAC draft comments
on the 22nd/23rd. It is reasonable to characterize my comments as
dissimilar to the comments of the majority of the contributors to the
ALAC draft comment, and having no informative effect.
Having consulted to the IANA in 2007 on the transformation of the
IANA's ticketing and queue management reporting system to the IAB, the
anticeedents of the project that began a year later with the
replacement of some of the perl-based tools with python-based tools, I
have been reluctant to assert a qualitative difference in subject
matter knowledge to the authors of the responses linked above based
upon personal knowledge. I've tried persuasion rather than authority,
to no effect.
Today Olaf Kolkman, IAB Chair wrote the IETF-Announce list a request
that substantive comments be sent to iab at iab.org.
I will use that avenue, rather than remain in conflict with the other
authors if the ALAC draft comment.
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