IANA Committee (IC) Minutes | 15 December 2009

IC attendees: Harald Alvestrand – chair, Dennis Jennings, Thomas Narten, Katim Touray, and Suzanne Woolf.

Staff Members Present: Doug Brent – COO, Kurt Pritz – SVP-Services; David Conrad, Samantha Eisner, Barbara Roseman, Diane Schroeder, and Amy Stathos.


The following is a summary of discussions, actions taken and actions identified:

  1. Discussed the creation of an IC work plan, setting out the items for committee action and the proposed timeframe for aligning the work plan items with the upcoming IC meetings.
    • Action:
      • Staff to provide update on the outcomes of the RFC Inventory project.
      • Staff to share documentation of root zone process with IC, for review and discussion at a later meeting.
      • Staff to provide IC with reports and tracking materials generated within the IANA Functions department.

  2. Received an update from staff regarding ICANN’s performance of the IANA Functions contract.
    • Action:
      • Staff to prepare outline of benchmark dates of note for continued operational performance of the IANA functions contract for next IC meeting.

  3. Received operational status report from staff on DNSSEC and the ongoing work with the NTIA and VeriSign, including the creation of a joint website, http://www.root-dnssec.org/, to assist in providing information to the community of the status of work, in addition to the documentation published on the NTIA website. Documentation is being produced in coordination with NTIA.

  4. Received report from staff on the signing of the .ARPA zone in coordination with VeriSign and NTIA, and also received an update on general architecture work within ICANN.

  5. Received update from staff on the status of the external review of the root zone management process.
    • Actions:
      • Staff to forward report of external review of ICANN’s performance in the root zone management process in advance of next IC meeting.
      • Staff to provide IC with briefing on the objective audit standards that the IANA functions department will be using to measure suitability of processes to performance.

  6. Received an update on the status of finalizing documentation on reclaimed IPv4 /8 blocks.