Developing a single proposal for future oversight of the IANA functions will require the coordination of many different viewpoints from stakeholders around the world. To facilitate this process, a Coordination Group of 25 representatives from a range of interested stakeholder groups is currently being assembled. The structure of this Coordination Group is explained here:
The Coordination Group will include two representatives from the Number Resource Organization (NRO), which represents the five Regional Internet Registries (RIRs). It will also include one representative from the ICANN Address Supporting Organization (ASO). The ASO function is carried out by the NRO Number Council, who are elected by the five RIR communities.
The five RIR communities are each discussing the transition of IANA oversight in their own forums. The two NRO representatives and one ASO representative will ensure that the output of these discussions is fed into the global discussion and reflected in the final proposal to the NTIA.
The NRO Executive Council, made up of the five RIR Directors, met on Tuesday, 17 June, and discussed who should fill the NRO positions on the Coordination Group. Adiel Akplogan (AFRINIC) and Paul Wilson (APNIC) were appointed to represent the NRO on the Coordination Group:
It is expected that the Coordination Group will have its first meeting in mid-July 2014.
* This article also appears on the NRO website.