[council] FW: New Liaison Statement, "Liaison Statement from the IAB to the ICANN Board on Technical Use of Domain Names"

Jonathan Robinson jrobinson at afilias.info
Sun Oct 12 21:34:00 UTC 2014


Sincere apologies, it looks like I missed this when it was sent to me.


-----Original Message-----
From: Jonne Soininen [mailto:jonne.soininen at icann.org] 
Sent: 15 September 2014 12:59
To: ICANN Board of Directors ICANN; jonathan.robinson at ipracon.com
Cc: Russ Housley
Subject: Fwd: New Liaison Statement, "Liaison Statement from the IAB to the
ICANN Board on Technical Use of Domain Names"

Dear Board and the chair of the GNSO council,

please, see enclosed a liaison statement the IETF/IAB has sent to the ICANN
Board. Though, the main recipient is the ICANN board, I believe it is useful
for the GNSO council to see this as well.

Best Regards,


Begin forwarded message:

> From: Liaison Statement Management Tool <lsmt at ietf.org>
> Subject: New Liaison Statement, "Liaison Statement from the IAB to the
ICANN Board on Technical Use of Domain Names"
> Date: 15 Sep 2014 18:10:25 GMT+3
> To: <jonne.soininen at icann.org>
> Cc: Jonne Soininen <jonne.soininen at nsn.com>, The IAB Chair 
> <iab-chair at iab.org>, The IAB <iab at iab.org>, The IAB Executive Director 
> <execd at iab.org>
> Title: Liaison Statement from the IAB to the ICANN Board on Technical 
> Use of Domain Names Submission Date: 2014-09-15 URL of the IETF Web 
> page: http://datatracker.ietf.org/liaison/1351/
> From: The IAB (Russ Housley <housley at vigilsec.com>)
> To: ICANN Board of Directors (jonne.soininen at icann.org)
> Cc: Jonne Soininen <jonne.soininen at nsn.com>,The IAB Chair 
> <iab-chair at iab.org>,The IAB <iab at iab.org>,The IAB Executive Director
<execd at iab.org> Response Contact:
> Technical Contact: 
> Purpose: For information
> Body: Dear colleagues,
> We are writing this note in order to share with you some work in the 
> IETF regarding domain names for "technical use," as described in RFC 
> 2860.
> In RFC 2860 ("Memorandum of Understanding Concerning the Technical 
> Work of the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority," June 2000), the IAB 
> acknowledged the authority of ICANN for policies relating to the 
> assignment of domain names, but retained authority over "assignments 
> of domain names for technical use" (Section 4.3, pg 2):
>> 4.3. Two particular assigned spaces present policy issues in addition 
>> to the technical considerations specified by the IETF: the assignment 
>> of domain names, and the assignment of IP address blocks. These 
>> policy issues are outside the scope of this MOU.
>> Note that (a) assignments of domain names for technical uses (such as 
>> domain names for inverse DNS lookup), (b) assignments of specialised 
>> address blocks (such as multicast or anycast blocks), and (c) 
>> experimental assignments are not considered to be policy issues, and 
>> shall remain subject to the provisions of this Section 4.
> In order to support appropriate technical use of domain names in the 
> context of its protocol development work, the IETF approved RFC 6761 
> ("Special-Use Domain Names," February 2013). As directed, IANA 
> established and populated a registry for such special-use names 
> Recently, several requests have come to the IETF for names to be added 
> to the special-use domain names registry
> (See: 
> http://www.ietf.org/archive/id/draft-chapin-additional-reserved-tlds-0
> 1.txt
> and
> Discussion of these requests under the process established in RFC 6761 
> has revealed difficulties in applying its guidelines in practice.
> Under its current charter, the DNSOP working group in the IETF is 
> responsible to review and clarify the overlap between (among other
> things) the special names registry from RFC 6761 and the public DNS 
> root. This could include consideration of the problem of existing name 
> collisions, provision of additional guidelines, or further 
> modification to the process in RFC 6761 to reduce the potential for 
> collisions in the future. Any changes are to be kept within the 
> constraints of RFC 2860 (or any future modification to RFC 2860).
> All such discussion and any modification will be open and transparent 
> to participation by interested parties, in accordance with established 
> IETF processes. We invite participation of interested parties, 
> including members of the ICANN community, in this work.
> On behalf of the IAB,
> Russ Housley
> IAB Chair
> Attachments:
> No document has been attached

Jonne Soininen

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E-mail: jonne.soininen at icann.org

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