Date: 6 September 1999
Status: Discussion Document
Next Review: RIPE-34, 22 September 1999
The TLD-WG workplan is an organic document that will be formally reviewed at each WG meeting. The workplan is listed under various sections followed by specific activities to be undertaken within each section.
for next review of
RIPE TLD-WG Workplan
This document reflects revisions to the workplan proposed on 5 May 1999 at RIPE 33 in Vienna.
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Six work areas now remain. WG should consider at next review which of these need to be retained, and which should best be taken care of by other groups or organisations (eg: RIPE DNS-WG, CENTR, DNSO).
WG should also consider whether it is appropriate to add any new work areas, and how the resulting (continued or new) work areas should be resourced.
The independence and stability of IANA is vital for the functioning of the DNS. In order to help preserve this the following tasks need to be done:
- Help support the following aims of IANA:
- protection from litigation
- recognition by official governmental bodies
- bottom-up authority to IANA
- Discuss and find a way for nTLDs to directly or indirectly fund IANA.
- Formalise relationships with IANA within a bottom-up framework.
- participation through DNSO structure
just leave this to registries ... ?
- transfer of functions from IANA to ICANN
- delegation relationship between IANA/ICANN and ccTLD registries
- desired responsibility for root server system
- desired implementation of same
TLD Coordination Project Activity
Discuss and decide upon the structure of the TLD coordination project. This project will be used to carry out actions decided upon by the WG. The following need to be discussed:
- Location of project
- Size of project
- Scope of project
- Funding of project
|Initial co-ordination project, RIPE-CENTR is to finish by 30 June 1999.
New CENTR organization, with registries as members, will have co-ordination activity, but this seems likely not to cover all TLD-WG interests.
TLD-WG activity is expected to depend mainly on volunteer effort.
- Drop this section from workplan.
- Organise a task force for each active section of workplan.
- Collect and publish information on status and current practice of nTLD registries, with particular reference to:
- publication of policy,
- national consultative framework,
- registration procedures,
- comparative charging,
- search/retrieval facilities on nTLD databases,
- availability of English-language versions of documentation,
- domain name statistics,
- national character sets,
- Co-operation with Governments,
- Arbitration and Dispute Resolution,
- Legal Issues.
- Develop recommendations for best practice and alignment of practices.
- Publish and promote any recommendations made.