IANA Transition Webinars April 24, CWG Briefing on 2nd Draft Proposal

CWG-Stewardship [ICANN Cross Community Working Group (CWG) On IANA Naming Related Functions] will hold two identical webinars on its 2nd draft proposal for public comment (*comment period closes 20 May 2015 23:59 UTC) as its part of the the NTIA announced, ICANN convened, ICANN stakeholder process to transition the IANA stewardship functions from the US government (NTIA, US Department of Commerce) to ICANN (The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, a California non-profit corporation).

2nd draft proposal (long form with annexes): https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/files/cwg-stewardship-draft-proposal-with-annexes-22apr15-en.pdf

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UPDATE: Webinar Slideshttps://www.icann.org/sites/default/files/assets/cwg-stewardship-towards-final-proposal-23apr15-en.pdf

UPDATE: Webinar Recordings and Transcripts posted on the ICANN GNSO wiki here.

Webinar Details and How to Attend: Anyone may attend the webinars via Adobe Connect roomhttps://icann.adobeconnect.com/cwg-iana/ ]
  • 24 April from 06:00 – 07:30 UTC (time zone converter here) 2 AM EDT (US) 
  • 24 April from 14:00 – 15:30 UTC (time zone converter here) 10 AM EDT (US) 
Alternatively, if you are interested in attending the webinar and would like to receive telephone dial-in details, send an email to brenda.brewer@icann.org and indicate which time you would like to attend the webinar. Note that the webinar will be conducted in English and will be recorded and transcribed. Transcripts will be translated in the 5 UN languages and posted on the CWG-Stewardship Wiki here.

"Following the request of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), an agency of the U.S Department of Commerce, for ICANN to "convene a multistakeholder process to develop a plan to transition the U.S. government stewardship role" with regard to the IANA Functions and related root zone management, a Cross Community Working Group (CWG-Stewardship) was formed with the purpose of developing a consolidated transition proposal for the elements of the IANA Functions relating to domain names.

"The CWG-Stewardship held briefing webinars on the first draft proposal on 3-4 December 2014, and subsequently received nearly 60 public comments. Following the close of the public comment period, the CWG-Stewardship reviewed the comments and continued to work at an intense pace to prepare its transition proposal, through more than 30 teleconferences, a working session at ICANN 52 in Singapore in February, a face-to-face meeting in Istanbul in March and, most recently, during a two-day meeting block with over 12 hours of conferences to converge on the 2nd draft proposal.

"With the aim to submit its final proposal to the IANA Stewardship Transition Coordination Group (ICG) by the close of ICANN 53 in June, the CWG-Stewardship highlights the importance of broader community input of their draft, for which the group has received independent legal counsel for structural considerations and external expertise to bolster operational sections." (Background source: ICANN announcement)

Further information about the CWG-Stewardship: https://community.icann.org/x/37fhAg.

Info about the ICG and the IANA Stewardship Transition: https://www.icann.org/stewardship.

See also: CWG-Stewardship Chairs' Foreword (April 22, 2015): https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/files/cwg-stewardship-chair-foreword-22apr15-en.pdf

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