A Proposal for an MOU-Based ICANN Protocol Support Organization (RFC2690)
Original Publication Date: 1999-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-May-22
Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)
This is a copy of the proposal for an MOU-based Protocol Supporting Organization that was submitted to ICANN on April 23, 1999.
Network Working Group S.
Request for Comments: 2690
Category: Informational September 1999
A Proposal for an MOU-Based ICANN Protocol Support Organization
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This is a copy
of the proposal for an MOU-based Protocol Supporting
Organization that was submitted to ICANN on April 23, 1999.
2. Cover Letter
This is a copy
of the cover letter that was used to submit the draft
please find a description of a proposed Protocol
Support Organization (PSO) for ICANN's consideration. This
description is purposefully informal as it is meant to be a basis for
discussion and not a final formal legal document.
proposal was developed primarily by using the open
Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) poisson working group mailing
list to discuss successive versions of the proposal. In addition the
proposal has benefited from extensive discussion within the IETF's
Internet Engineering Steering Group (IESG) and Internet Architecture
Board (IAB). The proposal also benefited from extended discussions
with representatives of the International Telecommunication Union
(ITU) and the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C).
forward to ICANN's evaluation of this proposal and am
also looking forward to the MOU development meeting noted in section
1.c of the proposal.
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RFC 2690 ICANN PSO Proposal September 1999
3. Proposal for a MOU-based PSO
ICANN Protocol Supporting Organization
1. Definition of the PSO.
Protocol Support Organization (PSO) will be a consensus-
based advisory body within the ICANN framework.
will establish a "Protocol Council" and host an annual
open meeting (known as the "General Assembly" (described
c. Creation through a Memorandum of Understanding.
Arrangements regarding the PSO are to be reflected in a
Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) among ICANN and a group of
open international Internet related s...