[CCWG-ACCT] FW: Lawyer's High Level Review re Proposal to Refer to 2004 ASO MOU in Mission Statement (Annex 5, Third Proposal)

Kavouss Arasteh kavouss.arasteh at gmail.com
Sat Jan 23 20:14:54 UTC 2016

ear Rosemary and Holly,
Dear All,
I have no problem wuith the proposed text so far as it referrs to : "most
recent version of Memorandum of Understanding between ICANN and the ASO*
ztHERE IS NO NEED TO THE LAST PART "as may be amended from time to time in
accordance with its Terms"
Legally , the most recent Version of..... covers the last part . I

2016-01-22 20:19 GMT+01:00 Eric (Maule) Brunner-Williams <
ebw at abenaki.wabanaki.net>:

> Dear Rosemary, Holly, Izumi, and Colleagues,
> I support improvements to the language for the description of ICANN's
> mission with respect to the numbers function.
> > Coordinates the allocation and assignment at the top-most level of
> > Internet Protocol ("IP") and Autonomous System ("AS") numbers.
> The CIDRD WG produced a draft-ietf-cidrd-private-addr, adopted as RFC 1918
> in early 1996, also known as BCP 5. In consequence, the IANA reserved three
> address blocks: 10/8, 172.16/12, and 192.168/16 in CIDR notation.
> Additionally, while ARIN (1997) is roughly contemporanious with ICANN
> (1998),
> allocation and assignment of address blocks and Autonomus System Numbers,
> like allocation of domain names, took place before the formation of that
> entity.
> I suggest that the text could be improved by wordsmithing that would
> incidate
> that ICANN's mission w.r.t. the numbers function, that is, the constituent
> exercise of allocation and assignment by the entities which form the NRO,
> and
> so the ASO, continues the general policy of allocation and assignment
> developed
> prior to the incorporations of either ICANN or ARIN, as well as allocations
> and assignments made by the IETF.
> Thank you for your patience,
> Eric Brunner-Williams
> Eugene, Oregon
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