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    Unclassifiable (rare) The IETF-IANA Role
    posted by michael on Thursday November 21 2002, @05:34PM

    Here's a proposed Internet draft of note in which the IETF establishment signals its view that it should fully control the protocol parameter assignment function, and that it feels free to withdraw this from ICANN at any time. It's draft-huston-iana-00.txt entitled, The IETF-IANA Role.



    The real action is in Appendix A, "The Operation and Responsibilities of the IETF-IANA", notably:
    The IETF-IANA is a function undertaken under the auspices of the Internet Architecture Board (IAB).

    The IAB has the responsibility to, from time to time, review the current description of the IETF-IANA function and to adopt amendments relating to its role and mode of operation of the IETF- IANA according to the best interests of the IETF.

    The IAB has the responsibility to select an organization to undertake the delegated functions of the IETF-IANA.

    The IAB has the responsibility to determine the terms and conditions of this delegated role. Such terms and conditions should ensure that the IETF-IANA operates in a manner that is fully conformant to the functions described in this document. In addition, such terms and conditions must not restrict the rights and interests of the IETF with respect to the IETF-IANA function.

    Not much different from what IETFers have been saying for some time, but now they've taken the time to write it down.

     
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