It is important to pay attention to the combined proposal and the public comment period. Quoting Eliot Lear (one of the editors of the IETF part): “I want to encourage all my techie friends to take a few minutes and support the IANA transition proposal by going to the web site below and commenting. This represents 15 months of hard work of many people, and the stability and growth of the Internet are best served with your help.”
If you have any comments, now is the time to make them. The public comment period ends on September 8, 2015. If you are not familiar with all aspects of the proposal, the ICG is holding webinars next week to provide an overview. Everyone is welcome to join these webinars.
Here are the links:
- Webinars about a separate effort on ICANN accountability enhancements: CCWG webinars.
Once the public comment period is over, the ICG will again assess the proposal and the comments, and eventually send it to the National Telecommunications & Information Administration (NTIA) in the US government. In parallel, a set of accountability enhancements necessary for the ICANN part of the transition are progressing at ICANN. And finally, an implementation phase begins where the transition is actually put into action. This phase will be bigger in the other communities, but for us at the IETF it is quite straightforward, given the existing agreements already in place. Our transition consists of a few enhancements to those agreements.
(For the record, I am also a member of the ICG, but not speaking for the ICG any way in this article)
Credits: Alain Durand for the photo and ICG and XPLANE for the graphics.