Re: [Ianaplan] Question from the ICG

"John Levine" <> Wed, 11 February 2015 01:59 UTC

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>>> functions are no longer handled by a single operator.  Ideally the 
>>> ICG will come up with language that describes the process by which 
>>> this is decided among the IETF, RIRs and names communities. And of 
>>> course, this process would need to be agreed to by the IETF trust.

I really don't think it's a good idea to try to solve a problem that
does not yet exist, quite possibly will never exist, and if it does
exist, will doubtless have aspects that haven't yet occurred to us.
(E.g., the gTLD people are still friends with ICANN, the ccTLD and
numbers people aren't, and we parameter weenies are caught in the

If it would make CRISP happy, we can say that the IETF trust will
accept the IANA domain name and trademark under mutually acceptable
terms to be negotiated when an if a transfer becomes necessary.  But
don't try to guess the details of what would be going on then.