Last week the I* organisations met in London to discuss several issues, one of which was the IANA Stewardship Transition (IST) process.
The following are the key messages with respect to the IST that we, the Regional ccTLD Organisations (ROs), would like to convey:
1. We would like to reiterate our commitment to a multistakeholder-driven and consensus-based implementation of the IST process, which should ultimately ensure a continued, sustained and robust performance of the IANA functions as it has been exercised to date.
2. As ROs, we would like to re-emphasise our commitment to working together with the Country Code Names Supporting Organization (ccNSO) on the outreach to and engagement of all ccTLD operators in the process.
3. We are confident that all the interested stakeholders will continue working together to finalise an IST proposal that meets the criteria of operational and organisational stability and security for the benefit of all internet users.
Like many other participants at the London meeting, the Regional Organisations reaffirm their strongest support for the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) as the primary forum to discuss Internet Governance issues and form global alliances to work on solutions.
About the ROs
The Regional country code top-level domain name (ccTLD) Organisations (ROs) include the Association of European ccTLD Registries (CENTR), the Latin American and Caribbean Association of ccTLDs (LACTLD), the Asia Pacific Top Level Domain Name Association (APTLD) and the African Top Level Domain Association (AfTLD).
I* (I-star) is a group of organisations involved in coordinating the internet’s global technical infrastructure. It is comprised of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), the Internet Architecture Board (IAB), the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), the Internet Society (ISOC), the five regional internet address registries (RIRs: African Network Information Center [AFRINIC], American Registry for Internet Numbers [ARIN], Asia-Pacific Network Information Centre [APNIC], Latin America and Caribbean Internet Addresses Registry [LACNIC], Réseaux IP Européens Network Coordination Centre [RIPE]) and the four ROs (CENTR, LACTLD, APTLD, AfTLD).
To download the statement: http://www.lactld.org/wp-content/files_mf/istar_jointrosstatement_20150507.pdf