[enum-wg] Proposal for new org-type
Jim Reid jim at rfc1035.com
Tue Oct 3 12:28:13 CEST 2006
On Oct 3, 2006, at 09:35, Antoin Verschuren wrote: > I would like this list to be extended with the term REGISTRY. > > I will note the issue tomorow in the ENUM WG, but need consensus to > take > place here, so please comment either here or tomorrow in the ENUM WG > session. I strongly support the idea of having a new organisation type to describe ENUM "registries". I do not support your suggestion for this type to be called REGISTRY. First of all, it's too confusing: isn't an LIR or an RIR a "registry"? And would a DNS registry operator like SIDN (say) be a REGISTRY or an LIR when it gets address space and AS numbers from an RIR? Secondly, it is too specific to define the thing that "owns" an ENUM delegation as a REGISTRY. In the UK (and probably other countries), the entity that oversees the ENUM delegation is a company that has an arms-length relationship with the Administration/ Regulator. That company does not run a registry itself. Instead it will have a contract with a registry operator. There may well be other governance models for ENUM that will be adopted which mean the "ownership" of an ENUM delegation does not go to a registry operator. There would be something else that wasn't a registry in between. I think we need a name for this type that is more neutral and doesn't imply a specific governance model. How about EIR: ENUM Internet Registry?
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