Members of the RIPE community, representatives from the RIPE NCC as well as other Regional Internet Registries (RIRs) contributed to discussions as key stakeholders of ICANN, particularly in the management and oversight of the IANA functions.
Jari Arkko and Patrik Fältström moderated the session on the evolution of the IANA oversight arrangements. They concluded the session by summarising four major points made during the discussion:
During the session, Paul Wilson, APNIC Director General, stressed that the Internet numbering communities have long had policy structures in place that effectively provide community stewardship of the IANA operations.
The session on ICANN accountability took place earlier the same day and facilitated a wide-ranging discussion on ICANN's current processes for ensuring accountability and areas where greater accountability may be required. The Number Resource Organization (NRO), representing the five RIRs, made a submission earlier this month in response to a call for public comments on this subject:
Audio archives and transcripts of the two sessions are available on the ICANN 50 website:
More information on the IANA stewardship transition is available at: