[CCWG-ACCT] Blog: Volume 12: IANA Stewardship Discussions

Grace Abuhamad grace.abuhamad at icann.org
Mon Jan 18 05:09:54 UTC 2016

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Volume 12: An Update on IANA Stewardship Discussions
22 months after the big announcement by NTIA, the transition is within reach
It has been a full 22 months since NTIA first announced
n-key-internet-domain-name-functions>  its intention to transition its
stewardship of theIANA functions. In that time, the three operational
communities (names, numbers, and protocol parameters) have spent thousands
of hours meeting, writing and reviewing documents, and reading emails. The
combined IANA Stewardship Transition Proposal is ready to be submitted to
the ICANNBoard and NTIA, pending the completion of the final report on the
Work Stream 1 Recommendations of the CCWG-Accountability.
Note: The last status update on this series of IANA Stewardship Transition
updates was published 2 November 2015
cussions> . This update, therefore, includes major events since that last
IANA Stewardship Transition Proposal
On 30 November 2015, the IANA Stewardship Transition Coordination Group (ICG
<http://www.ianacg.org/> ) published itsSummary Report on Comments Received
during the Public Comment Period on the Combined Transition Proposal
> . 
The public comment period
iod/> for the Proposal to Transition the Stewardship of the Internet
Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) Functions from the U.S. Commerce
Department¹s National Telecommunications and Information Administration
(NTIA) to the Global Multistakeholder Community
osal-EN.pdf> ended on 8 September 2015.
The ICG is now awaiting confirmation from the Cross Community Working Group
to Develop an IANAStewardship Transition Proposal on Naming Related
Functions (CWG-Stewardship
A+Stewardship+Transition+Proposal+on+Naming+Related+Functions> ) that the
Work Stream proposal by the Cross Community Working Group on Enhancing ICANN
Accountability (CCWG-Accountability
ccountability> ) meets their needs.
IANA Intellectual Property Rights (IPR)
The CWG-Stewardship is working to finalize its position on IANA IPR. The
goal is to find a mutually acceptable way forward on the IPR issue for all
three IANA operational communities to allow the IANAStewardship Transition
to take place on schedule, in September 2016. In December 2015, the
CWG-Stewardship¹s Design Team on IPR (DT-IPR
tual+Property+Rights> ) published its latest version of draft principles and
2>  to which the two operational communities provided feedback in early
January. Following the CWG-Stewardship's confirmation on a position,
representatives from each operational community will work together to refine
an outcome.
Implementation work
ICANN is facilitating monthly community discussions and providing
implementation preparation updates on Transition Facilitation Calls
>  held between ICANN staff and the leadership teams of the
CCWG-Accountability, CWG-Stewardship, CRISP Team, IANAPLAN WG, GNSO, ccNSO,
IETF, IAB, and the RIRs. The latest call was held on 13 January 2016.
To keep up to date with implementation activities, see ICANN¹s IANA
Stewardship Implementation page
<https://www.icann.org/stewardship-implementation> .
CCWG-Accountability Work Stream 1 Recommendations
The CCWG-Accountability is currently in the process of finalizing its
recommendations for Work Stream 1, following the 8 January 2016 release of
the staff report 
untability-proposal-08jan16-en.pdf>  and summary
ountability-proposal-08jan16-en.xlsx>  on the public comments received on
the 3rd Draft Proposal on Work Stream 1 Recommendations
am-1-recs-03aug15-en.pdf> . Between 12 and 21 January, the
CCWG-Accountability is conducting a series of readings
<https://community.icann.org/display/acctcrosscomm/Final+Report>  via
teleconference of its revised 12 recommendations. The upcoming
teleconferences that will complete the series of readings are:
€    19 January 2016
<https://community.icann.org/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=56990858> ,
12:00-15:00 UTC
€    21 January 2016
<https://community.icann.org/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=56990860> ,
12:00-15:00 UTC
Details of the group¹s working methods and time plan for this phase of the
proposal finalization are available in this Work Plan
2> . 
The two recommendations that generated the most feedback in the public
comment period, and therefore have required the most significant amounts of
discussion amongst the CCWG-Accountability to finalize are:
€    Recommendation #5: Changing aspects of ICANN's Mission, Commitments and
Core Values 
€    Recommendation #11: Board obligations with regards to Governmental
Advisory Committee Advice (Stress Test 18)
Consideration of the recommendations By Chartering Organizations
The CCWG-Accountability has requested that all Chartering Organizations of
the CCWG-Accountability indicate whether they support the recommendations in
the proposal by 21 January 2015 at the latest. The Chartering Organizations
are the GNSO, ALAC, ccNSO, GAC, ASO, and SSAC. The GNSO, ccNSOand GAC are
currently working on responses to the CCWG-Accountability.
Timeline for finalization of proposal and submission to the ICANN Board
The CCWG-Accountability had, at the time of the publication of the 3rd Draft
Proposal, planned to complete its final report and send it to the ICANN
Board by the end of January 2016. This timeline is likely to be adjusted
following feedback from all Chartering Organizations. When feedback is
received from all six Chartering Organizations, the CCWG-Accountability will
be in a better position to judge how much additional work may be needed to
finalize the report and will adjust its timeline for the Work Stream 1 Final
Feedback From the CCWG-Accountability¹s legal counsel
Following a teleconference on 8 January 2016
<https://community.icann.org/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=56989655> between
the CCWG-Accountability co-Chairs and the group¹s legal counsel, it was
agreed that legal counsel would provide its input on the 12 recommendations
in two steps:
€    After the first reading, legal counsel will share high level feedback
and/or concerns that could then be discussed as part of the second reading
on the recommendation.
€    After the second reading, legal counsel will provide detailed edits
where appropriate. If the input would result in a substantial change to a
recommendation, there will be a discussion on the CCWG-Accountability
mailing list to consider how to proceed with the input. If there is no
substantial change involved, the recommendation will be amended to
incorporate the legal counsel¹s input.
Drafting of ICANN Bylaws
On the teleconference on 8 January 2016
<https://community.icann.org/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=56989655>  between
the CCWG-Accountability co-Chairs and the group¹s legal counsel, counsel
noted that final drafting of the Bylaws, based on the recommendations in the
CCWG-Accountability¹s final report, would need to be primarily the
responsibility of legal counsel. This would then include representatives of
the CCWG-Accountability providing an oversight role to ensure the Bylaws
meet their requirements, rather than have all members of the
CCWG-Accountability participating in line edits of the drafted Bylaws.
The CWG-Stewardship is currently reviewing a draft of the ICANN Bylaws
78438_15-0001.pdf>  that are to change as a result of the CWG-Stewardship¹s
requirements. The draft was submitted
<http://mm.icann.org/pipermail/cwg-client/2015-November/000348.html>  by the
group¹s legal counsel on 7 November 2015.
The CCWG-Accountability will meet in Marrakech during ICANN55
<https://meetings.icann.org/en/marrakech55> , but at this point, the main
focus of the CCWG¹s work in Marrakech is planning Work Stream 2 activities.
Work Stream 2 focuses on accountability topics that extend beyond the IANA
Stewardship Transition.
Key documents
Jan 2016 CCWG-Accountability Final Report
<https://community.icann.org/display/acctcrosscomm/Final+Report>  (Work in
14 Dec 2015 CWG-Stewardship IANA Intellectual Property Rights - Draft
Principles and Requirements
30 Nov 2015ICG - Summary Report on Comments Recieved During the Public
Comment Period on the Combined Transition Proposal
You can play a role in IANA¹s futureŠ
Anyone can participate in discussions about the future of IANA's stewardship
and ICANN accountability. For information on joining CCWG-Accountability,
contact acct-staff at icann.org.
Compiled on behalf of ICANN by Samantha Dickinson
15 January 2015

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