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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).

LACNIC’s IPv4 Address Pool Now Down to a /9

LACNIC’s IPv4 address pool is now down to 8,388,606 addresses, which is equivalent to a /9. This fact triggers a new phase of the IPv4 exhaustion plan designed by LACNIC for Latin America and the Caribbean based on the policies approved by the regional community.

I* Post-NETmundial Meeting Statement

Leaders of the organizations responsible for coordination of the Internet technical infrastructure (loosely referred to as “I* leaders”) met on 25 April in São Paulo, Brazil following the NETmundial meeting. During the 1-day I* leaders meeting, the group considered a range of issues where dialogue among Internet technical organisations is useful.