IANA Stewardship Transition Coordination Group (ICG)
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ICG Completes its Work and Awaits Conclusion of CCWG on Enhancing ICANN Accountability

IANA Stewardship Transition Proposal [PDF, 2.4 MB]

The IANA Stewardship Transition Coordination Group has finalized the IANA Stewardship Transition Proposal with the exception of one outstanding item. The names portion of the proposal is conditioned on ICANN-level accountability mechanisms currently under development in the Cross Community Working Group on Enhancing ICANN Accountability (CCWG). Before sending this proposal to the NTIA via the ICANN Board, the ICG will secure confirmation from the CWG that its accountability requirements have been met.

The ICG would like to thank all those who submitted public comments during the ICG’s public comment period. The ICG discussed this input and incorporated it into the current proposal as appropriate. As a result, matters relating to the dependency between the CWG and the CCWG, the Post-Transition IANA, the Root Zone Maintainer, the jurisdiction of ICANN, intellectual property related to IANA, and conformance with the NTIA criteria, among other matters, have been clarified.

The numbers and protocol parameters portions of the proposal are complete, ready for implementation, and have no dependencies on the work of the CCWG or other remaining processes. Preparation for implementation of the numbers and protocol parameters proposals is underway and can continue without waiting for the CCWG to complete its work.

Hear Patrik Fältström, Vice Chair of the ICG, describe ICG activities this week at ICANN54

Hear Patrik Fältström, Vice Chair of the ICG, describe ICG activities this week at ICANN54

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ICG – IANA Stewardship Transition Engagement Session at ICANN 54 Dublin

The IANA Stewardship Transition Coordination Group (ICG) will be holding an IANA Stewardship Transition Engagement Session on 19 October from 12:00-13:00 in Dublin, Ireland.

A precise agenda will become available closer to the meeting date. Main topics likely to be covered include:

  • Review and Analysis of the received community comments on the draft final transition proposal
  • ICG Final Proposal
  • ICG and Transition Timeline

Information on remote participation and additional language streams will be posted on following page when available: session details

Date : Monday 19 October, 12:00-13:00 (IST)
Venue : Auditorium, The Convention Centre Dublin

To follow the ICG and learn more about the IANA Stewardship Transition please visit: https://www.ianacg.org/.
To contact the ICG Secretariat: [email protected]

ICG – Seventh Face-to-Face Meeting and Working Sessions at ICANN 54 Dublin

The IANA Stewardship Transition Coordination Group (ICG) will be holding its next face-to-face meeting on 17-18, 22-23 October in Dublin, Ireland.

Observers are welcome to attend the sessions in-person. Information on remote participation and additional language streams will be posted on following pages for the respective sessions when available:

14 October update: agenda [PDF, 88 KB]

Venue: The Convention Centre, Dublin, Ireland.

To follow the ICG and learn more about the IANA Stewardship Transition please visit: https://www.ianacg.org.To contact the ICG Secretariat: [email protected]

IANA Stewardship Transition: Full Steam Ahead

Last week the IANA Stewardship Transition Coordination Group (ICG) met in Los Angeles to review and discuss public comments concerning the Proposal to Transition the Stewardship of the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) Functions. Upon review of the comments received, the ICG decided to continue advancing the proposal as planned, aiming to make as much progress as possible by the time of ICANN 54, scheduled for October 19-22.

During its public comment period that concluded on September 8, the ICG received more than 150 comments from a wide variety of stakeholders all over the world. The majority of the comments expressed support for the proposal. In some cases that support was qualified by suggestions, questions, and criticism that the ICG is working hard to synthesize and address as appropriate.

ICG members worked diligently before and during the Los Angeles meeting to assess the comments. The ICG divided the comments into categories (for example, those related to the Post-Transition IANA, the Root Zone Maintainer, etc.) and for each category the ICG is examining whether the comments have already been addressed in the proposal development process, whether clarifications are needed from the ICG, or whether the ICG will pose questions or request clarifications from the operational communities. That work is ongoing and is expected to be finalized this week. ICG communications to the communities will request responses by mid-October to allow the ICG to prepare in advance of ICANN 54.

The ICG’s decision to adhere to its planned timeline as much as possible without sacrificing quality for speed is notable in light of indications that the work in Work Stream 1 of the Cross-Community Working Group on Enhancing ICANN’s Accountability (CCWG) is likely to be delayed. The ICG is closely following the work of the CCWG and expects to have more clarity about the trajectory of the CCWG’s work after that group meets at the end of this week.

The ICG’s aggressive work schedule will be carried out via phone conferences and meetings which, as always, will be open to silent observers. The next ICG conference call is scheduled for 23 September at 11:00 UTC.

Finally, we chairs want to recognize in these busy days the hard work not only done by the communities, but our ICG members, our secretariat and ICANN staff helping to ensure that we can move forward as effectively as we are.

For more information, see ianacg.org.

Alissa Cooper, Patrik Fältström, Mohamed El Bashir
ICG chair and vice-chairs

ICG – Sixth Face-to-Face Meeting in Los Angeles

The IANA Stewardship Transition Coordination Group (ICG) will be holding its next face-to-face meeting on Friday 18 September and Saturday 19 September from 09:00 – 17:00 in Los Angeles at the THE WESTIN BONAVENTURE, 404 South Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90071, USA (San Gabriel Meeting Room).

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The public comment period for the IANA Stewardship Transition Proposal is now closed

The public comment period opened on 31 July 2015 and closed on 8 September 2015 (23:59 UTC). If you have any questions or concerns regarding your submission please contact the ICG Secretariat at [email protected]

The IANA Stewardship Transition Proposal: Call for Public Comment web page will remain available to provide a record of the ICG’s call for public comment.

A listing of submitted comments is available at the following link:

The ICG would like to thank the community for its interest and support through the comment period.

ICG Announces Call for Public Comment on IANA Stewardship Transition Proposal

The ICG is asking the public to review the Proposal to Transition the Stewardship of the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) Functions from the U.S. Commerce Department’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) to the Global Multistakeholder Community. Comments are due by the deadline of 8 September 2015 at 23:59 UTC.

Public comment web site: https://comments.ianacg.org
Webinar details: https://www.ianacg.org/iana-stewardship-transition-coordination-group-icg-to-host-webinars-in-conjunction-with-call-for-public-comment
News release: https://www.ianacg.org/news-release-icg-seeking-public-input-on-key-internet-governance/

IANA Stewardship Transition Coordination Group (ICG) to Host Webinars in Conjunction with Call for Public Comment

The IANA Stewardship Transition Coordination Group (ICG) announces today that it will hold two webinars regarding the Proposal to Transition the Stewardship of the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) Functions from the U.S. Commerce Department’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) to the Global Multistakeholder Community. The webinars will help the public understand the proposal, the purpose of the ICG’s public comment period, and how to provide public comments. Topics covered will include:

  • What are the IANA functions?
  • What is the IANA stewardship transition?
  • What is being proposed for the transition of the IANA stewardship?
  • Why is the ICG seeking public comments?
  • What should commenters focus on?

The ICG will hold two webinars at different times to facilitate participation across the time zones:

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ICG will be hosting two webinars regarding the transition proposal on Thursday 6 August, 19:00-20:30 UTC and Friday 7 August, 11:00-12:30 UTC

Further details will be announced at the end of the week.