[client com] FW: ICANN Statement Regarding IANA Intellectual Property Rights (IPR)

Grace Abuhamad grace.abuhamad at icann.org
Mon Aug 17 12:43:21 UTC 2015

Dear Client Committee,

The announcement below is for your information.

I will cancel the Client Committee call for Thursday this week, but the
Chairs would like Sharon and Josh to join the full CWG call at 17:00 UTC. I
will forward you the calendar invite for that call.


From:  Grace Abuhamad <grace.abuhamad at icann.org>
Date:  Monday, August 17, 2015 at 8:37 AM
To:  <cwg-stewardship at icann.org>
Subject:  ICANN Statement Regarding IANA Intellectual Property Rights (IPR)

Dear all, 

Steve Crocker posted the text of this announcement to the mailing list a few
days ago, and the announcement on the ICANN website was posted Saturday.
Here is the link and text for your reference:

ICANN supports the IANA Stewardship Transition Group (ICG) proposal and the
underlying proposals from the Community Working Group (CWG), the
Consolidated RIR IANA Stewardship Proposal (CRISP) team and the Planning for
the IANA/NTIA Transition (IANAPLAN) working group.
The ICANN Board is focused on how to implement the Intellectual Property
Rights (IPR) component of the proposal. The Board believes that for
stability and pragmatic operational reasons, the IANAFunctions Operator must
have operational control over the IANA.ORG <http://iana.org/>  domain.
During the transition, ICANN is prepared to transfer full ownership of the
IANA-related trademarks to a neutral third party mutually agreed among the
operational communities with the understanding thatICANN, as the current
IANA Functions Operator, will be granted license to those trademarks and
ICANNwill maintain operational control of the IANA.ORG <http://iana.org/>
domain for as long as ICANN remains the IANAFunctions Operator.
If the transfer during the transition affects the timeline, we advise delay
until after the transition. In that event ICANN is ready to hold the IPR as
interim measure but commits to transfer it within 120 days after the neutral
third party is identified by the operational communities.
We believe this is neutral and in the public interest. We look forward to
hearing from anyone in the community.

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