[address-policy-wg] Re: Can the RIRs bypass the IETF and do their own thing?
Gert Doering gert at space.net
Tue May 15 10:39:42 CEST 2007
Hi, On Mon, May 14, 2007 at 03:04:19PM -0400, Dean Anderson wrote: [..] > ICANN can end the MoU at any time, and find a new technical consultant. > The IETF can also end the MoU at any time. But the IETF doesn't have the > authority to appoint a new IANA operator. [..] > The RIR's can do whatever ICANN and the US Government allow them to do. > The IETF _can_ be taken out of the picture if there is cause to do so. Not quite. If ICANN decides "we won't listen to IETF anymore", or "we try to inforce non-useful politics to the RIRs" there is no big reason why the RIRs couldn't just kick ICANN, install the NRO in its place, and change the structure to IETF -> NRO -> RIRs Remember: the existing mechanism works, because the communities (!!) agree that it's a useful way to handle address distribution. The US DoC might have some say for ARIN, but the rest of the world couldn't care less - and I'm sure that the DoC is well aware of this and won't try to break apart working structures. So this is all sort of academic. Gert Doering -- NetMaster -- Total number of prefixes smaller than registry allocations: 113403 SpaceNet AG Vorstand: Sebastian v. Bomhard Joseph-Dollinger-Bogen 14 Aufsichtsratsvors.: A. Grundner-Culemann D-80807 Muenchen HRB: 136055 (AG Muenchen) Tel: +49 (89) 32356-444 USt-IdNr.: DE813185279