ICP-2 Review

ICP-2 Review

The current version of ICP-2: Criteria for Establishment of New Regional Internet Registries was accepted on 4 June 2001.

On 25 October 2023, the NRO EC formally requested the ASO AC’s assistance in preparing ICP-2 implementation procedures and in updating ICP-2 to provide a stronger RIR framework.

The ASO AC welcomed the tasks, and their first decision was that all teleconferences and face-to-face meetings related to ICP-2 would be open to RIRs and other observers.

Monthly teleconferences were held and work continued on the ASO AC mailing list. The first face-to-face meeting organized for the specific purpose of working on these tasks was held in Montevideo, Uruguay, on 29-30 January 2024. During this meeting, the ASO AC proceeded to review the draft of ICP-2 Implementation Procedures received from the NRO EC on 23 January 2024 and submit their feedback.

The second face-to-face meeting was held in San Juan, Puerto Rico, on 4-5 March 2024. These sessions took place within the framework of ICANN 79 and the Zoom recordings and transcripts of these sessions are available here: https://icann79.sched.com/event/1a1Fl/aso-ac-work-session-1-of-12

On 27 March 2024, the ASO AC conducted a public working session via teleconference to make progress on the goal of updating ICP-2. Currently, the ASO AC is focusing on creating a document that sets forth the “principles” that should be captured in any update to ICP-2 (“Principles Document”). Following this meeting, the ASO AC agreed to establish an additional calls dedicated to ICP-2 work. Currently the ASO AC agreed to hold weekly meetings, the dates and zoom links for the next call can be found here.

In parallel, the ASO AC has finalized in coordination with ICANN the timeline for 2024-2025. This timeline includes the development of an initial draft of the updated ICP-2 proposal, and a consultative process by which the update can be reviewed in each of the RIR communities. The ASO AC will incorporate feedback from these consultations to produce a cohesive consensus update to ICP-2 for recommendation to the NRO EC for their finalization and adoption, in consultation with ICANN (and possibly the wider ICANN community).

This section of the ASO AC website is intended to consolidate all relevant information and updates on this process.

Relevant links:

Current version of ICP-2: https://aso.icann.org/policy/internet-coordination-policy/

ASO MoU 1999: https://aso.icann.org/documents/historical-documents/memorandum-of-understanding-1999/

ASO MoU 2004: https://aso.icann.org/documents/historical-documents/memorandum-of-understanding/

ASO MoU 2019: https://aso.icann.org/documents/memorandums-of-understanding/icann-address-supporting-organization-mou-november-2019/

NRO request to ASO AC for help with ICP-2:

ASO AC’s response to the NRO’s request for help with ICP-2: Response is right below NRO EC request in the previous link.

ICP-2 work timeline


Last modified on 17/05/2024