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IANA Stewardship Transition

IANA Stewardship Transition

On 1 October 2016, the IANA functions contract that the U.S Government had with ICANN was allowed to expire. This was the final step in a community-led IANA stewardship transition process that began in 2014. Oversight of IANA is now the responsibility of the Names, Numbers and Protocol Parameters communities that rely on its services. This page has archived documents and announcements relating to the IANA stewardship transition:

Documents transmitted by the ICANN Board to the U.S. Government, 10 March 2016:

Other Documents

Service Level Agreement for IANA Number Services, Draft 5 (Final Draft)
[Published 18 March 2016; read the previous drafts and associated comments]

The Internet Numbers Community Proposal on IANA Stewardship

On 15 January 2015, the Consolidated RIR IANA Stewardship Proposal (CRISP) team submitted to Internet numbers community's IANA stewardship proposal to the IANA Stewardship Transition Coordination Group (ICG).

The full text of this proposal is available at:

A full record of the CRISP team's development process, including previous drafts, mailing list archives, teleconference recordings and minutes and information about the CRISP team itself, is available on the NRO website.

The [email protected] mailing list provides the most comprehensive record of engagement by the numbers community, the CRISP team and the RIR staff on issues relating to IANA stewardship

The following video provides a basic overview of the IANA stewardship transition process and the status as of 15 January 2015:

RIPE Community IANA Stewardship Principles

The RIPE community asks its selected CRISP team representatives to work with the other RIRs to produce a common proposal for a legally binding agreement (such as a Service Level Agreement) between ICANN and the RIRs to replace the Internet number-related elements of the ICANN-NTIA agreement.

This proposal should meet the requirements of the Request For Proposals (RFP) produced by the IANA Stewardship Transition Coordination Group (ICG).

The proposal should bring the provisions of the agreement related to the services and service levels up-to-date with current requirements where necessary.

This work should be coordinated with the other users of the IANA function as much as practical, with the aim of producing a proposed arrangement that is compatible with the proposed arrangements of the other IANA users.

The RIPE community asks its CRISP team representatives to keep it informed about progress and content of the proposal.

The RIPE community asks the CRISP team to complete the proposal and to submit it to the ICG before 15 January 2015.

Changes to the policy-making structures or processes relating to the IANA registries are not within the scope of the IANA stewardship discussion.

Updated by the RIPE CRISP representatives, 28 November 2014

Please note:

  • Anyone is welcome to provide feedback throughout the IANA stewardship transition process
  • Feedback can be submitted via the RIPE Cooperation Working Group mailing list
  • Anyone can subscribe to the RIPE Cooperation Working Group mailing list
  • Anyone can subscribe to the NRO ianaxfer mailing list
  • Read more on the Engaging the Communities page

RIPE and the Regional Internet Registries (RIRs)

NTIA and Current IANA Arrangements

IANA Stewardship Process

Transition Implementation Documents