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ICANN and RIR Relationship Agreement

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As RIPE NCC members are aware, the Regional Internet Registries (RIRs) have been working together for some time on the production of a relationship agreement, or contract, between the RIRs and the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN).

There is now a draft contract that, if executed, would represent agreement between the RIRs and ICANN on matters of roles, responsibilities and procedures relating to Internet address management and global address management policies. This contract would further codify, or formalise, the existing working relationship between the RIRs and ICANN which is set forth in the ASO MoU.

Pending the final approval of RIR and ICANN boards, and the satisfactory development of the ICANN reform process, the RIRs believe that this document could be signed.

To facilitate input from the RIRs' communities, the draft document is available at:

The deadline for comments and suggestions has expired. Comments were welcome until Friday, 31 May 2002, 23:59 UTC.

kind regards,

Axel Pawlik
Managing Director