[council] IANA Stewardship Transition Planning Update (Volume 2)

Marika Konings marika.konings at icann.org
Wed May 11 08:10:21 UTC 2016

Dear All,

For your information, please find below the latest IANA Stewardship
Transition Planning Update which may be helpful in your preparation for
agenda item 6 (Implementation of the IANA Stewardship Transition Plan).

Heather, who will be chairing Thursday¹s meeting, requests that you focus in
addressing Item 6 on the 'how" rather than the "what" - in other words, use
Thursday's meeting to think about the mechanics of how the Council go about
answering the questions articulated in the agenda (From the agenda: "Here
the Council will determine whether or not the amended Bylaws accurately
reflect the ICG and CCWG-Accountability recommendations, and consequently
whether a public comment from the Council is warranted. The Council will
also discuss any concerns that have been identified relating to the
establishment of the CSC, and begin deliberations over broader issues
arising from the implementation of the transition plan, including the
possible need to develop mechanisms that will facilitate the GNSO's
participation in the new Empowered Community to be created²).

Best regards,


From: <accountability-cross-community-bounces at icann.org> on behalf of
Hillary Jett <hillary.jett at icann.org>
Date: Tuesday 10 May 2016 at 23:33
To: CCWG-Accountability <accountability-cross-community at icann.org>
Subject: [CCWG-ACCT] [blog] IANA Stewardship Transition Planning Update
(Volume 2)

Original link: 

IANA Stewardship Transition Planning Update (Volume 2)
* Previous update (27 April 2016)

Root Zone Management
The Root Zone Management implementation planning track contains projects
relating to changes to the Root Zone Management System (RZMS) to remove
NTIA's authorization role, parallel testing of the production and parallel
test RZMS systems; and the development, and execution of an agreement with
Verisign as the root zone maintainer.

Root Zone Management System (RZMS) Parallel Testing
Status update:
It has been one month since the start of the parallel testing period and
everything continues to go smoothly. Click here to view Verisign¹s daily
Parallel Operations Root Zone Management System Comparison Reports
<http://www.verisign.com/rzms-parallel-ops/index.html>  of all the root zone
files generated.
In addition to Verisign¹s daily reports, ICANN has posted the first of three
Monthly Reports on RZMS Parallel Testing Progress
port-v-06may16> during the testing period. The report is available on
ICANN¹s dedicated Parallel Testing landing page
m-parallel-testing> .
In the event that no unexplained differences in root zone files are
identified between the production RZMS and the parallel test RZMS, the
testing period will end successfully on 5 July 2016.
Documents/announcements posted:
* Monthly Report on RZMS Parallel Testing Progress
* Verisign¹s daily Parallel Operations Root Zone Management System
Comparison Reports <http://www.verisign.com/rzms-parallel-ops/index.html>
Mailing list:
* None.

Root Zone Maintainer Agreement (RZMA)
Status update:
Discussions between ICANN and Verisign to finalize details of the RZMA are
continuing. The two parties have coalesced around many key elements of the
agreement and hope to have a final draft by the end of the month.
Once the draft RZMA is finalized it will be made publicly available on
Documents/announcements posted:
* None.
Mailing list(s):
* None.

Stewardship Transition
The Stewardship Transition planning track contains projects to prepare
relationship documentation with the operational communities, creation of a
Post-Transition IANA (PTI) entity, establishment of a Customer Standing
Committee (CSC) and a Root Zone Evolution Review Committee (RZERC),
operationalizing the IANA customer service escalation mechanisms and Service
Level Agreements (SLAs).

Post-Transition IANA (PTI)
Status update:
ICANN has been working with the Implementation Oversight Task Force (IOTF)
on various activities relating to the PTI. Summaries of PTI formation
documents (Bylaws, articles of incorporation) as well as the conflict of
interest policy have been shared with the IOTF.  ICANN continues to work
with the IOTF to finalize the process and timing of review for these
documents as well as for the ICANN-PTI contracts.
Documents/announcements posted this week:
* None.
Mailing list(s):
* http://mm.icann.org/pipermail/iotf/
* http://mm.icann.org/pipermail/cwg-client/

Customer Standing Committee (CSC)
Status update:
In the CWG-Stewardship proposal, the Domain Names community recommended that
a CSC be formed to replace NTIA¹s role as it relates to monitoring
performance of the IANA naming function. The composition of the CSC will
include members and liaisons from all ICANN Supporting Organizations(SOs)
and Advisory Committees (ACs).
A Request for Appointment is expected to be sent to SOs and ACs this month
to appoint members and liaisons to the CSC using their internal processes.
Documents/announcements posted this week:
* None.
Mailing list(s):
* http://mm.icann.org/pipermail/iotf/

Root Zone Evolution Review Committee (RZERC)
Status update:
The RZERC Charter (v4)
/DRAFTRZERCCharter-V4_Clean-0001.docx>  was circulated
<http://mm.icann.org/pipermail/cwg-stewardship/2016-May/004977.html>  to the
CWG-Stewardship on 4 May 2016. The CWG-Stewardship will discuss the Charter
on their 12 May 2016 call, and members and participants of the group are
encouraged to provide any comment by 23:59 UTC on 17 May 2016.
Following analysis and incorporation of any input received from the
CWG-Stewardship, ICANN will post the Charter for a 30-day public comment

* Root Zone Evolution Review Committee (RZERC) Charter (v4)
Mailing list(s):
* http://mm.icann.org/pipermail/cwg-stewardship/
* http://mm.icann.org/pipermail/iotf/

Accountability Enhancements
The Accountability Enhancements track contains plans to implement
enhancements to ICANN¹s Independent Review and Reconsideration Request
processes, to update ICANN¹s governance documents, and to operationalize new
community powers defined by the Cross Community Working Group on Enhancing
ICANN Accountability (CCWG-Accountability).

ICANN's Bylaws
Status update:
ICANN and the community are in the middle of a 30-day public comment period
on the new draft ICANNBylaws. Any interested party can submit comments to
the public comment forum until 23:59 UTC on 21 May 2016.
* Public Comment Page
* Submit Comment to Forum
* Comments Forum 
Adoption of the new Bylaws by the ICANN Board is anticipated for on or
around 27 May 2016. Once new ICANN Bylaws have been adopted, ICANN will
notify NTIA so they can complete their anticipated 90-day review of the IANA
Stewardship Transition Proposal.
* Draft New ICANN Bylaws
* Comparison of Draft New ICANN Bylaws to Current Bylaws
Mailing list(s):
* http://mm.icann.org/pipermail/bylaws-coord/
* http://mm.icann.org/pipermail/accountability-cross-community/
* http://mm.icann.org/pipermail/cwg-stewardship/
* http://mm.ianacg.org/pipermail/internal-cg_ianacg.org/

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