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

Glen de Saint Géry Glen at icann.org
Thu May 12 09:09:10 UTC 2016

Dear All,

For easy access, this document has been published to :



Thank you.

Kind regards,


De : owner-council at gnso.icann.org [mailto:owner-council at gnso.icann.org] De la part de Julie Hedlund
Envoyé : mercredi 11 mai 2016 19:48
À : GNSO Council List
Cc : Marika Konings
Objet : Re: [council] IANA Stewardship Transition Planning Update (Volume 2)

Dear All,

Pursuant to Marika’s message below, please see the attached overview that Mary Wong and I have drafted as an introductory aid to the 12 May initial discussion on agenda item 6.  I will be happy to outline the document on the call should the Council need a quick summary at that time about what’s in store for the transition.

Kind regards,

Julie Hedlund, Policy Director

From: <owner-council at gnso.icann.org<mailto:owner-council at gnso.icann.org>> on behalf of Marika Konings <marika.konings at icann.org<mailto:marika.konings at icann.org>>
Date: Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at 4:10 AM
To: GNSO Council List <council at gnso.icann.org<mailto:council at gnso.icann.org>>
Subject: [council] IANA Stewardship Transition Planning Update (Volume 2)

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 Thursday’s 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 created”).

Best regards,


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

Original link: https://www.icann.org/news/blog/iana-stewardship-transition-planning-update-volume-2

IANA Stewardship Transition Planning Update (Volume 2)
[ana implementation timeline v5]
•         Previous update (27 April 2016) <https://www.icann.org/news/blog/iana-stewardship-transition-planning-update-volume-1>

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 Verisign’s 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 Verisign’s daily reports, ICANN has posted the first of three Monthly Reports on RZMS Parallel Testing Progress <https://www.icann.org/iana_imp_docs/23-1st-rzms-parallel-testing-monthly-report-v-06may16> during the testing period. The report is available on ICANN’s dedicated Parallel Testing landing page<https://www.icann.org/stewardship-implementation/root-zone-management-system-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<https://www.icann.org/iana_imp_docs/23-1st-rzms-parallel-testing-monthly-report-v-06may16>
•         Verisign’s 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 icann.org.

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 NTIA’s 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)<http://mm.icann.org/pipermail/cwg-stewardship/attachments/20160503/c35e40d7/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 period.

•         Root Zone Evolution Review Committee (RZERC) Charter (v4)<http://mm.icann.org/pipermail/cwg-stewardship/attachments/20160503/c35e40d7/DRAFTRZERCCharter-V4_Clean-0001.docx>

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 ICANN’s Independent Review and Reconsideration Request processes, to update ICANN’s 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<https://www.icann.org/public-comments/draft-new-bylaws-2016-04-21-en>
•         Submit Comment to Forum<http://comments-draft-new-bylaws-21apr16@icann.org/>
•         Comments Forum<http://forum.icann.org/lists/comments-draft-new-bylaws-21apr16/>

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<https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/files/proposed-new-bylaws-20apr16-en.pdf>
•         Comparison of Draft New ICANN Bylaws to Current Bylaws<https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/files/proposed-new-bylaws-redline-20apr16-en.pdf>

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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