2015-11-15

IGF 2015 Workshop on the IANA Stewardship Transition (video)


IGF 2015 Day 4 Workshop: IANA Function transition: A new era in Internet Governance?

Georgia Tech Professor Milton Mueller led this IGF2015 workshop on Friday, November 13, 2015, the last day of the Internet Governance Forum 2015. Professor Mueller served on the IANA Stewardship Transition Coordination Group (ICG) as a representative of ICANN's NCSG (Noncommercial Stakeholders Group).

Topics covered include NTIA (US Government) requirements, ICANN, IANA functions, proposals submitted by the names, numbers, and protocols communities, Internet Root Zone management, ICANN accountability process, workstreams 1 (WS1) and 2 (WS2), GAC (Government Advisory Committee) and Stress Test 18.

Panelists:
  • Jari Arkko, Ericsson Research, IETF Chair, ICG member 
  • Brenden Kuerbis, Postdoctoral researcher, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Izumi Okutani, Policy Liaison, JPNIC and CRISP team member
  • Gangesh Varma, Centre for Communication Governance, National Law University Delhi
  • Mary Uduma, Nigerian Communications Commission and ICG member
  • Keith Drazek, Verisign, Inc. and ICG member
  • Jandyr Ferreira dos Santos Junior, Government of Brazil, GAC representative

Workshop description provided by IGF2015:
  • The IANA functions transition has been organized within the ICANN community. IGF is an appropriate venue to engage a broader range of stakeholder groups and understand their perspective. 
  • This workshop considers the commonalities and differences in the proposals from Names, Protocols and Numbers communities. It evaluates the transition process and discusses how different constituencies have handled the way ICANN combines policy making for Names and the operation of the IANA functions. 
  • The workshop discusses the way the proposal will be received by stakeholder groups not normally part of the ICANN process, such as the US Congress, other governments and other stakeholder groups. How are they reacting to the final IANA functions transition proposal, what are their concerns, is there any interference with the transition? The workshop’s contribution will be to broaden consensus on IANA transition requirements.

Agenda:
  • Opening (5 minutes): The moderator (Milton Mueller) gives a brief overview of the IANA transition, and the ICG (combined) proposal.
  • Introductions (10 minutes): Each panelist is introduced and briefly (1-2 minutes) explains how their stakeholder group relates to the IANA functions operator and what they see as the benefits or problems of the transition.
  • Discussion led by moderator followed by Q&A.

This Session's background as published in advance by IGF2015:
  • IANA functions transition has been the focus of the past year’s Internet governance discussions. The three operational communities who rely on the IANA functions (names, numbers and protocols) were asked to draft proposals on how the transition should take place. By the time the IGF will be held, the final proposal will probably have been submitted by the ICG to the U.S. Commerce Department NTIA, and it will be a suitable period to analyze the proposal’s level of public support, strengths, weaknesses and features in a multi-stakeholder manner at a non-ICANN venue. 
  • The IANA functions transition has been organized within the ICANN community. IGF is an appropriate venue to engage a broader range of stakeholder groups and understand their perspective. 
  • This workshop considers the commonalities and differences in the proposals from Names, Protocols and Numbers communities. It evaluates the transition process and discusses how different constituencies have handled the way ICANN combines policy making for Names and the operation of the IANA functions. 
  • The workshop also discusses the way the proposal will be received by stakeholder groups not normally part of the ICANN process, such as the US Congress, other governments and other stakeholder groups. How are they reacting to the final IANA functions transition proposal, what are their concerns, is there any interference with the transition? The workshop’s contribution will be to broaden consensus on IANA transition requirements.

About IGF 2015:
  • The Internet Governance Forum (IGF) is an annual multi-stakeholder forum for policy dialogue on issues of Internet governance. It brings together all stakeholders in the Internet governance debate, including representatives of governments, the private sector, and civil society, as well as members of the technical and academic community, on an equal basis and in an open and inclusive process. Establishment of the IGF was formally announced by the United Nations Secretary-General in 2006, and IGF2006 convened in Oct–Nov 2006.
  • The Internet Governance Forum 2015, #IGF2015, was at João Pessoa, Brazil.
  • The Internet Governance Forum 2015 videos are on YouTube
  • IGF 2015 Transcripts.
See also on Domain Mondo: ICANN Open Forum at IGF 2015: IANA, Globalization, Accountability, Trust




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