08 April 2014

IANA Transition: Separate IANA from both ICANN and the US

Presently IANA is a 10-person department within ICANN. "So what does the IANA department do? The day-to-day job of the IANA staff includes: maintaining a central repository for the Internet’s standards, verifying and updating changes to Top Level Domain (TLD) information, distributing Internet numbers to regions for Internet use...In short, the IANA team is keeper of the records of unique identifiers of the Internet...." (source: ICANN)

IANA transition: "structural separation of ICANN and IANA is a much-discussed option in the transition" (source infra)

IGP Blog: "The country code registry for New Zealand, InternetNZ, has contributed additional value to this debate. It has prepared a set of diagrams that map out just what activities and functions are part of current governance arrangements for the domain name system. It shows what IANA, ICANN, the NTIA and Verisign actually do. Related functions are neatly grouped into boxes. The InternetNZ diagrams show how various approaches to the IANA transition would parcel out those functions to various entities. InternetNZ thus provides us with a very useful guide to the IANA transition. The 9-page document, which is must reading for anyone interested in the IANA transition, can be downloaded here: 2014-03-ICANN-IANA-Role-Structures"

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