I have previously talked about the upcoming changes at IANA. There is an ongoing period for commenting an early draft process description that was released by ICANN. The IAB has now submitted a detailed process proposal that refines the draft process, and suggests that much of the work should be done in the communities that care about the particular name or number spaces (such as IETF in the case of protocol parameters).
Please follow the discussion about the process, and remember to submit your own thoughts to ICANN on this matter. The IAB believes that a community-driven, bottom-up process is the right way to run this process, and hopes that others making comments will support this approach.
Jari Arkko, IETF Chair (and a member of the IAB)