February 28, 2006

NTIA, IANA, ICANN, and l.root-servers.net

The US Dep't Of Commerce, via its NTIA (Nat'l Telecommunications and Information Administration) has published a request for information titled Internet Assigned Numbers Authority

What I wonder is this: ICANN performs "the IANA function" in response to a contractual-like agreement with the National Atmosperic and Oceanic Administration (!).  ICANN, via it's performance of IANA, operates the L root server - l.root-servers.net.  If the IANA function is moved to a new home, does the L root server go with it?

Posted by karl at February 28, 2006 3:42 PM