[address-policy-wg] Re: Can the RIRs bypass the IETF and do their own thing?
Gert Doering gert at space.net
Wed May 16 10:33:36 CEST 2007
Hi, last word from my side on this (and then please take it off the APWG list, as it is getting increasingly off-topic - feel free to discuss this with me in private, though): On Tue, May 15, 2007 at 12:46:22PM -0400, Dean Anderson wrote: > > 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: RIRs get their authority > and IP Address Allocations, etc from IANA. RIRs get their authority from their respective communities. IANA is a tool to ease unique distribution of addresses. If the RIRs communities stop accepting their RIR's authority, there is nothing the DoC, ICANN, or the RIRs can do about it (how can the DoC tell me what addresses to use on my local part of the network?) - and that process works on all nodes in the tree. We already had the situation where ICANN didn't get their act together, and the RIRs seriously considered installing the NRO in its place. So please come down from your US-centric "the DoC rules the world" view - ICANN/IANA is there because they get the job done, and the RIR communities appreciate that. Gert Doering -- APWG chair -- 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 -------------- next part -------------- A non-text attachment was scrubbed... Name: not available Type: application/pgp-signature Size: 305 bytes Desc: not available URL: <https://lists.ripe.net/ripe/mail/archives/address-policy-wg/attachments/20070516/64d2dd3b/attachment.sig>