News: Industry Developments
- NRO Publishes RIR Governance Matrix
The five Regional Internet Registries (RIRs) operate within robust governance frameworks that ensure effectiveness of their corporate structures, transparency of processes, and accountability to members and communities. These frameworks vary across the five RIRs, according to legal requirements and regional policies, but all are transparently accessible and publicly documented.
- ASO AC Appoints Hans Petter Holen to the ICANN 2015 NomCom
The Address Supporting Organization Address Council (ASO AC) is pleased to announce that it has re-appointed Hans Petter Holen as their delegate for the 2015 ICANN Nominating Committee (NomCom).
- Update on IANA Oversight Discussions: ICG Meeting and IETF 90
In recent weeks, two significant community discussions regarding the transition of oversight of the IANA functions have taken place. The following summaries are provided as feedback to the RIPE community and include links to more detailed reports.
- ICANN 50: Talking IANA and Accountability
More than 3,000 people gathered in London last week to participate in the largest ever ICANN meeting. Some of the key issues discussed included the evolution of IANA oversight arrangements and ICANN's accountability to its many stakeholders.
- NRO response to ICANN call for public comments on Enhancing ICANN’s Accountability
Response from the Number Resource Organization (NRO) to ICANN’s Call for Public comments on Enhancing ICANN’s Accountability.
- IANA Oversight Transition Coordination Group: Hartmut Glaser Selected as ASO Representative
Developing a single proposal for future oversight of the IANA functions will require the coordination of many different viewpoints from stakeholders around the world. To facilitate this process, a Coordination Group of 25 representatives from a range of interested stakeholder groups is currently being assembled.
- IANA Oversight Transition Coordination Group: Adiel Akplogan and Paul Wilson Selected as NRO Representatives
Developing a single proposal for future oversight of the IANA functions will require the coordination of many different viewpoints from stakeholders around the world. To facilitate this process, a Coordination Group of 25 representatives from a range of interested stakeholder groups is currently being assembled
- Coordination Group to Develop Process for NTIA Stewardship Transition
ICANN recently released information describing the next steps for the transition of NTIA’s stewardship of the IANA functions. According to this new information, there is call for the creation of a Coordination Group representing the main ICANN community stakeholders, including the ASO and NRO groups.
- LACNIC Enters IPv4 Exhaustion Phase
On 10 June 2014, LACNIC announced that it had reached one /10 block of remaining addresses and IPv4 can now be considered exhausted in its service region. LACNIC will continue to distribute IPv4 addresses, but at a greatly reduced rate according to policies developed by the LACNIC community.
- IANA Allocates Recovered IPv4 Addresses to RIRs
On 20 May 2014, LACNIC became the first of the five Regional Internet Registries (RIRs) to reach their last /9 of remaining IPv4 address space. This triggered a global policy for IANA to make equal allocations from its recovered IPv4 pool to each of the five RIRs. On this same day, each RIR received the equivalent of a /11 allocation from IANA (2,097,152 million IP addresses).