TIMELY - Request for expedited input on development process for IANA oversight transition plan

NANOGers -

On Friday 14 March, the United States Government announced that it intends to transition
oversight of key Internet functions (including the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority, or
IANA) to the global multi-stakeholder community. NTIA has asked ICANN to facilitate, in
consultation with the global multi-stakeholder community, the development of a proposal
for the transition of IANA oversight.

NTIA announcement - <http://www.ntia.doc.gov/press-release/2014/ntia-announces-intent-transition-key-internet-domain-name-functions>

I believe that this is a topic which some in the NANOG community may want to participate
in, given the importance of the Internet identifier system to proper operation of the Internet.
It clearly has potential for impacting ARIN's performance of its mission, as such we will be
discussing this topic at our upcoming ARIN 33 meeting in Chicago next month. This may
also be a topic that warrants discussion at NANOG 61 in June.

However, on a very expedited basis prior to these events, ICANN is seeking input on the
timeline and process to be used for development of the IANA transition plan, and so I am
forwarding some information to the extent that any in the NANOG community have views
on the plan development process. Note that the deadline for this initial input is 3 days
hence (27 March 2014), and a draft process and timeline incorporating input received
will be put out by ICANN for community consultation and comment on 7 April 2014.
Please find attached the ARIN announcement covering this consultation process; my
apologies for disturbing your inbox on a topic that may not be of interest to the entire
community, but we'd prefer to be overly informative in matters such as these.


John Curran
President and CEO