[address-policy-wg] Re: Can the RIRs bypass the IETF and do their own thing?
Ray Plzak plzak at arin.net
Tue May 15 19:22:59 CEST 2007
> > > The US DoC has as much say for ARIN as it does for the RIPE NCC. > > The US DoC, through IANA functions, says, e.g., what IP Address blocks > each can allocate. That seems to qualify as 'much say' > Didn't say how much say, just said that whatever say it had for ARIN it was the same as it had for the RIPE NCC. > You seem to be confusing delegation of authority with loss of > authority. > The DoC has contracted the IANA function to ICANN and doesn't involve > itself much, and ultimately plans to get out altogether. However, the > IANA operator (ICANN) then has 'much say'. But the DoC 'get out > altogether' event hasn't happened yet. So you can't write out the DoC > just yet. > Don't how you arrived at that conclusion based on a casual observation. Not writing them out, don't know how you got that. > > The RIRs existed before ICANN. The relationship between the RIRs and > > ICANN is defined in the ASO MoU, an agreement between ICANN on the > one > > hand and the NRO on behalf of the RIRs on the other. There is no > > mention in the ICANN bylaws of the RIRs. > > The fallacy of this claim was already stated: What is false about those statements? RIRs get their authority > and IP Address Allocations, etc from IANA. The fact that RIRs existed > before ICANN is irrelevant, because IANA existed before the RIRs. And, > as I noted, IANA functions are now contracted to ICANN. Technically, it > is in fact the IANA (not ICANN) that has direct control over RIRs. But, > as I pointed out, ICANN has full control over IANA functions by > contract > with the US Government. And, as I pointed out, the IETF is a technical > consultant to ICANN. The MoUs are just that: Memoranda of > Understanding. > MoUs can be terminated, and don't supercede the contracts with the US > Government. > Never intimated anything about authority lines or derivation of authority, just pointing out some of the factors in the relationship between ICANN and the RIRs. Ray