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    Yet Another Secret Deal Going on Behind the Scenes
    by Anonymous on Wednesday July 07 2004, @09:30PM (#13891)
    Under the terms of the current ASO Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), the next election for an Asia-Pacific seat on the ASO Address Council is due to be held during the APNIC 18 meeting in Fiji in September 2004.

    However, the Number Resource Organization (NRO) and ICANN have signed a letter of intent to form a new ASO MoU, which is expected to finalised sometime in the next few months.

    This new MoU will have implications for the structure of the Address Council, and therefore, the APNIC Executive Council has decided to defer the AC election, pending a final outcome in the MoU negotiations.
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    Re:Yet Another Secret Deal Going on Behind the Sce
    by Anonymous on Wednesday July 07 2004, @10:22PM (#13892)
    >>>I guess if the RFC is there is because IANA requires it, so moving
    >>>this to historic will not work, instead updating it will do.
    >>Help me out here. Why would IANA require it? I don't remember there
    >>being an RFC telling IANA how to allocate other resources? What's so
    >>special about IPv6 addresses?
    > The lesson learned here is that IANA allocation policy based on
    > numbers specified in an RFC caused problems once. Then updating the
    > RFC to get around the problem is broken. That's just pushing the
    > problem out of sight with a clear promise of it coming back to bite us
    > sometime in the future.
    > Moving the RFC to historic is one half of the solution. The other half
    > is IANA standing on their own legs (together with the NRO) on these
    > matters.

    Thank you for including me in this discussion. Rather than attempting to
    correct details of the history described in this thread (and which even
    if I was right it wouldn't matter too much since they happened before I
    took my current position in December of 2003) I would like to suggest a
    way forward.

    The current membership of the Internet Architecture Board (IAB) has
    expressed an interest in the direction in which IPv6 allocation policy
    proceeds. ICANN thinks that this interest is perfectly reasonable, and
    welcomes it, as well as their valuable insight on the relevant issues.

    My position on this issue has been clearly stated on numerous occasions
    going back to January of this year. It is not IANA's job to create
    policy. We will however be glad to participate in a discussion that is
    designed to lead to a policy, offering our unique perspective.

    An excellent example of how this process probably should work is the
    IPv4 global allocation policy that was developed in cooperation between
    the RIRs and IANA back in July 2003.
    http://www.ripe.net/ripe/draft-documents/iana-rir- allocation-policies.html
      That policy subsequently went through the policy fora in all 4 regions,
    and is currently awaiting finalization through the ASO process.

    A similar process needs to occur in relationship to IPv6 allocation
    policy on a global level. ICANN and the IAB stand ready to enter into
    such discussions, and eagerly await such an invitation from the RIRs.

    Between now and the time that such a policy is created, IANA's position
    is that it is not appropriate for us to attempt to be "creative" in this


    Doug Barton
    General Manager, The Internet Assigned Numbers Authority
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