Re: [Ianaplan] Time frame inquiry

Brian E Carpenter <> Wed, 27 May 2015 20:37 UTC

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Date: Thu, 28 May 2015 08:37:45 +1200
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On 28/05/2015 06:59, Russ Housley wrote:
> John:
>> On May 27, 2015, at 1:33 PM, Russ Housley <> wrote:
>>> ...
>>> However, we also do not believe that we have accomplished a transition until that updated SLA is signed.  We have no way to know when ICANN will get the needed permission.  So, from that perspective, the answer to the question from the ICG leadership is "we do not know”.
>> It would probably be best to provide an answer with sufficient context to allow NTIA 
>> (as the eventual receipt of the information) with the ability to interpolate based on its
>> own knowledge.   For example -
>> “In order to be ready for the stewardship transition, the IETF requires an updated SLA
>> with ICANN which addresses these two issues.  An updated SLA has been drafted and
>> the protocol parameter community can be ready for stewardship transition immediately
>> after its has been executed with ICANN.   At this time, we do not have any information
>> regarding when ICANN will be able to enter into the updated SLA.”
> I was trying to start the conversation on this list ...
> I agree with your proposed formulation.  

Yes, I think that is succinct and to the point. It's ironic that we're being
asked this question when our basic position is that we're happy with
the existing service, but there we go.