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IETF MoU Supplemental Agreement


Resolution of the ICANN Board
Topic: 
2016 IETF MoU Supplemental Agreement
Summary: 

Board authorizes the President and CEO to take such actions as appropriate to finalize and execute the 2016 IETF MoU Supplemental Agreement with the IETF

Category: 
Board
General
ICANN Structures
International Agreements
Meeting Date: 
周五, 27 五月 2016
Resolution Number: 
2016.05.27.07
Resolution Text: 

Whereas, on 10 March 2016, the Board approved a package of proposals to transition NTIA's stewardship of the IANA function to the global multistakeholder community (the "Proposal").

Whereas, the Proposal calls for ICANN to maintain its existing Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) for the performance of the protocol parameters functions, which has been in place since 2000. Each year a service level agreement is negotiated that supplements the MoU (the "MoU Supplemental Agreement").

Whereas, ICANN and the IETF have agreed to a final MoU Supplemental Agreement for 2016.

Whereas, the 2016 IETF MoU Supplemental Agreement has been drafted in accordance with the IETF guidelines for contracted services.

Resolved (2016.05.27.07), the President and CEO, or his designee(s), is authorized to take such actions as appropriate to finalize and execute the 2016 IETF MoU Supplemental Agreement with the IETF for the protocol parameters registries function as contemplated by the Proposal.

Rationale for Resolution: 

Today, the Board is taking action to approve the 2016 IETF MoU Supplemental Agreement between ICANN and the IETF for the performance of the protocol parameters function. This action follows-on from the Board's 10 March 2016 resolution, where the Board approved a package of proposals developed by the global Internet community to transition NTIA's stewardship of the IANA functions to the global multistakeholder community (the "Proposal").

A memorandum of understanding (MoU) between ICANN and the IETF community has been in place since 2000. Each year a service level agreement is negotiated that supplements the MoU. One of the requirements in the Proposal is the completion of an IETF MoU Supplemental Agreement between ICANN and the IETF. The parties have completed negotiations for the 2016 IETF MoU Supplemental Agreement, which the Board is approving at this time.

The 2016 IETF MoU Supplemental Agreement contains service level agreements for the performance of the protocol parameters registries function agreed to by ICANN and the IETF. The MoU Supplemental Agreement was drafted in accordance with the IETF guidelines for contracted services. Sub-contracting of the performance of the protocol parameters registries function is not prohibited by the MoU Supplemental Agreement, and the IETF has indicated that it has no objection to ICANN subcontracting the performance of the protocol parameters registries function [PDF, 332 KB]. The effective date of the MoU Supplemental Agreement takes into account the transition timeline and states that it will be effective as of 1 October 2016 unless the IANA Agreement between NTIA and ICANN has not ended or terminated, and then it will become effective at that time, so long as such event occurs within three (3) months of that date.

As part of its deliberations, the Board reviewed various materials, including, but not limited to, the following materials and documents:

Response to the IANA Stewardship Transition Coordination Group (ICG) from the Protocol Parameters Registries Community . [PDF, 2.32 MB]
IETF Administrative Support Activity (IASA) Guidelines for Contracted Services
The Board's approval of the proposed 2016 IETF MoU Supplemental Agreement will have positive impact on the community as it fulfills one of the requirements from the Proposal endorsed by the global stakeholder community and approved by the Board on 10 March 2016. Additionally, approval of the 2016 IETF MoU Supplemental Agreement will help ensure that ICANN meets the expectations of the Protocol Parameters Registries Community for the continued performance of the protocol parameters registries function in accordance with the service level needs of the Protocol Parameters Registries Community.

There are no expected security, stability, or resiliency issues related to the DNS associated with the Board's approval of the SLA.

This decision is an Organizational Administrative Function that does not require public comment.