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    Re: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas (in Marina de
    by Anonymous on Tuesday December 25 2001, @04:06AM (#4381)
    Background to announcement of ITAG

    A key event in the next few months will be the transition of the Internet
    Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) from a US Government funded activity to
    an openly governed, privately funded not-for-profit activity. To guide him
    through this transition, the Director of the IANA, Dr. Jon Postel, has
    requested advice from a few individuals with experience in the Internet and
    the international arena. Since the IANA operates in cooperation with the
    Internet Architecture Board (IAB), the formation of this advisory group was
    jointly announced by Jon and by Brian Carpenter, Chair of the IAB on
    February 11, 1998:

    The Chair of the Internet Architecture Board (IAB), Brian
    Carpenter, and the Director of the Internet Assigned Numbers
    Authority (IANA), Jon Postel, jointly announce the formation
    of the "IANA Transition Advisors Group" (ITAG).

    The ITAG will serve as a set of senior advisors to the IANA
    during the transition to a new organization with formal status
    as a non-profit corporation with a board of directors. This
    group will cease to exist when the board of directors of the
    new organization has its first meeting. The members of the
    ITAG have declared themselves as not candidates for the
    initial IANA board.

    The ITAG will consist of 6 members. The initial members(*) are:

    Randy Bush - Verio
    Brian Carpenter - IBM UK
    Dave Farber - U Penn
    Geoff Huston - Telstra
    John Klensin - MCI
    Steve Wolff - Cisco

    * organization affiliation for identification purposes only.

    The initial task of the ITAG is to assist Jon in drawing up draft statutes
    for the new, not-for-profit, IANA organization, with particular attention
    to its open, international governance. This is why the ITAG members have
    disqualified themselves from membership of the initial Board of the new
    organization. They will also advise Dr Postel on any other critical issues
    concerning the transition to the new organization.

    The ITAG members were invited on a personal basis by Jon, and do not
    officially represent anyone except themselves. They all have significant
    experience of the international aspects of the Internet. Their geographical
    distribution (four in the US, one in Europe and one on the Pacific Rim)
    loosely reflects that of the Internet itself. However, the ITAG makes no
    claim to authority and will act exclusively in an advisory capacity.

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