A couple of days ago I asked whether the proposed rehoming of IANA would include the L-root server as well.
I received the following reply to my inquiry. Of course, this reply does not explain why this particular aspect of "the IANA function" should is different and otherwise not part of the RFI. (My own guess is that NTIA simply didn't think of it, and when I raised the question they called Marina del Rey and asked ICANN. And ICANN wouldn't want to lose a public-image plum like the IANA root server.)
Posted by karl at March 6, 2006 10:14 AMDate: Mon, 6 Mar 2006 08:39:31 -0500 From: BJohnson@doc.gov To: Karl Auerbach Cc: CSilverman@doc.gov Subject: Re: Question on RFI on Reference-Number-DOCNTIARFI0001, Internet Assigned Numbers Authority Dear Sir, The matters under this RFI do not include the provision and/or operation of the IANA DNS root server, L-root server. Sincerely, Brendon J. Johnson, CFCM, CCCM Contracting Officer U.S. Department of Commerce Commerce Business Solutions (202) 482-7401