This is an update on the developments from the CRISP Team. The first teleconference was held on 09 December 2014. Here are the highlights from the meeting:
- There was participation from all CRISP team members as well as several observers. o Izumi Okutani and Alan Barrett were elected Chair and Vice Chairs respectively.
- Apart from voting 8/10 on the the final proposal, other decisions during the period leading to the deadline will be by rough consensus. To meet the deadline of 15 January 2015, there will be two weekly teleconferences up until an initial draft proposal has been put together.
So far, here are the main points coming from our region based on the survey results and discussions at AFRINIC-20 and AFRINIC-21 pertinent to the following requirements that the transition proposal to the NTIA must meet:
Requirement 1: Support and enhance the multi-stakeholder model
Requirement 2: Maintain the security, stability, and resiliency of the Internet DNS
Requirement 3: Meet the needs and expectation of the global customers and partners of the IANA functions
Requirement 4: Maintain the openness of the Internet
Requirement 5: The proposal must not replace the NTIA role with a government-led or an inter-governmental organization solution.
The community has provided feedback below, which already meets the above stated requirements:
- The existing mechanisms for the Policy Development Process in the AFRINIC community (as well as other communities) are already successfully embracing the multi-stakeholder model requirement and shall be maintained.
- There should be minimum (or no) changes to the existing IANA services operator (ICANN) to ensure continuity, stability and minimal disruption to critical internet operations.
- There should be an agreement (SLA, MoU) between the IANA operator (ICANN) and the NRO or any other body the communities eventually agree on that will provide oversight and accountability to the RIRs.
The existing Global Policy Development Process which is already transparent, open and all-inclusive should be maintained and sustained.