[Internal-cg] U.S. Government Funding Bill & ANA Transition

Alissa Cooper alissa at cooperw.in
Thu Dec 11 21:44:35 UTC 2014

I would suggest that we (and the operational communities) proceed on our current course and timeline until we receive information from NTIA or ICANN (as the convener of stakeholders) that indicates a need to change course.


On Dec 11, 2014, at 12:11 PM, Milton L Mueller <mueller at syr.edu> wrote:

> I am not directly in touch with Washington people because I am traveling, but I fear the situation is a bit worse than Adiel and Jari have described. 
> The funding cutoff is intended to just stop the NTIA from doing the transition. This means that assuming NTIA gets a proposal from us more or less on time, they cannot do anything with it (unless they take it home and work on their own time) until after Sept 30, 2015. 
> Furthermore, since Republicans now control Congress the cutoff could be extended again given the right conditions. 
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: internal-cg-bounces at icann.org [mailto:internal-cg-
>> bounces at icann.org] On Behalf Of Adiel Akplogan
>> Sent: Thursday, December 11, 2014 12:52 AM
>> To: ICG
>> Subject: [Internal-cg] U.S. Government Funding Bill & ANA Transition
>> http://www.circleid.com/posts/20141210_breaking_us_government_funding
>> _bill_delays_iana_transition/
>> Just read this, and wondering if anyone has more insider information about
>> what it means to this process? My reading is that the transition process
>> cannot start before 30 September 2015. Which in my sense is not that
>> alarming as much as it effectively starts then (it is a transition process). The
>> other part that caught my attention is the fact that the NTIA is required to
>> inform Congress 45 days prior to extending the IANA contract or taking any
>> other decision in regard to it. Which means that the NTIA will have up to the
>> 15th of August 2015 to evaluate the proposal we will submit, in order to
>> present their suggested action to Congress. That gives them only 15 formal
>> days from the time we have planned to submit our proposal. If we build in
>> the 14 days given to ICANN board to assess and deliver this to the NTIA ... I
>> don't see how we will achieve the target without putting emphasis right now
>> on the fact that our published timeline has to be executed as a waterfalls
>> process where many things has to be done in parallel, particularly toward
>> then end.
>> - a.
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