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Planning for the IANA/NTIA Transition (Concluded WG)
Gen Area: Lars Eggert | 2014-Sep-08 — 2016-Nov-14 

2015-06-15 charter

Planning for the IANA/NTIA Transition (ianaplan)


 Current Status: Active

     Marc Blanchet <Marc.Blanchet@viagenie.ca>
     Leslie Daigle <ldaigle@thinkingcat.com>

 General Area Directors:
     Jari Arkko <jari.arkko@piuha.net>

 General Area Advisor:
     Jari Arkko <jari.arkko@piuha.net>

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Description of Working Group:


  Registries of parameter values for use in IETF protocols are stored
  and maintainted for the IETF by the Internet Assigned Numbers
  Authority (IANA), and are the subject of the "IANA Considerations"
  section in many RFCs.

  For a number of years, this IANA function has been provided by the
  Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN).  The
  IETF's relationship with IANA was formalized through a Memorandum of
  Understanding between the IETF and ICANN codified in 2000 with the
  publication of RFC 2860.  Over time, processes and role definitions
  have evolved, and have been documented in supplemental agreements.

  ICANN has had a contract with the US Department of Commerce (DoC) to
  provide the IANA function, undertaken through the National
  Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA).  In March of
  2014, NTIA announced its intention to transition out of its current
  role, meaning that NTIA would not need to renew its contract with
  ICANN when that contract expires 30 September 2015.  NTIA requested a
  transition proposal be prepared to outline the necessary
  arrangements. In the case of the elements of the IANA function
  concerning the IETF protocol registries, it is likely that the
  existing well-documented practices will continue and no or little new
  activity will be required.


  The IANAPLAN working group is chartered to produce an IETF consensus
  document that describes the expected interaction between the IETF and
  the operator of IETF protocol parameters registries.

  The system in place today for oversight of the IETF protocol
  registries component of the IANA function works well. As a result,
  minimal change in the oversight of the IETF protocol parameters
  registries is preferred in all cases and no change is preferred when
  possible. The working group will address the implications of moving
  the NTIA out of its current role with respect to IANA on the IETF
  protocol parameters registry function in a way that focuses on
  continuation of the current arrangements.  The working group will
  assume the following documents continue to be in effect:

  - RFC 2850
  - RFC 3777 and its updates
  - RFC 2860
  - RFC 6220
  - ICANN-IETF Supplemental Agreements
     (updated yearly since 2007, the 2014 version is available at

  This working group is chartered solely with respect to the planning
  needed for the transition, and is not meant to cover other topics
  related to IANA. Possible improvements outside that scope will be set
  aside for future consideration. However, the mechanisms required to
  address the removal of the overarching NTIA contract may require
  additional documentation or agreements. The WG will identify, but
  not create, such required agreements.

  Should proposals made by other communities regarding the
  transition of other IANA functions affect the IETF protocol parameter
  registries or the IETF, the WG may also review and comment on them.

  Fully documenting the interaction between the IETF and the operator
  of IETF protocol parameters registries may require detailed terms of
  agreements or other details of procedures that are normally delegated
  to and handled by the IAB or IAOC. The working group will not attempt
  to produce or discuss documentation for these details, but will
  request the IAB or IAOC to provide them separately.

  The WG shall seek the expertise of the IAB IANA Evolution Program to
  formulate its output. It is expected that members of the IAB IANA
  Evolution Program will actively participate in the WG.

Goals and Milestones:
  Jan 2015 - complete protocol parameters registries document
  May 2015 - review of other transition proposals, if needed
  Sep 2015 - close

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