[ianatransition] Composition of the ICG

Richard Hill rhill at hill-a.ch
Tue Jul 29 15:52:52 UTC 2014

Dear Eliot,

I apologize for not being clear enough.  I well understand who has the real ultimate authority in practice, because, as you say, it is a voluntary system.

What I am saying is that various other entities (in particular NTIA and ICANN) THINK that THEY have the ultimate authority.

In my view, this should be rectified.  The future equivalent of the IANA contract should make clear that the ultimate authority is what you say it is.

  -----Original Message-----
  From: Eliot Lear [mailto:lear at cisco.com]
  Sent: mardi, 29. juillet 2014 17:46
  To: rhill at hill-a.ch; Jari Arkko
  Cc: Ianatransition at Icann. Org
  Subject: Re: [ianatransition] Composition of the ICG

  On 7/29/14, 5:39 PM, Richard Hill wrote:

Dear Jari,

Thank you for confirming my understanding of the IETF view of things.

But the fact of the matter is that, at present, NTIA thinks that it has
ultimate authority, and ICANN thinks that it has ultimate authority.
  That is simply not true.  The ultimate authority lies with those who develop code, and they are present at the IETF and not at the NTIA or at ICANN.  You keep missing this point about IANA: it is a voluntary coordination point.

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