I asked Andrew Sullivan, IAB Chair, what he thinks. He said: “Like many things on the Internet, this is the result of many incremental steps by many people. It is incremental change that brings us the stability of the Internet.”
And I also asked Alissa Cooper, Chair of the IANA stewardship transition Coordination Group (ICG). She said: “We rarely get the opportunity to witness a global consensus as broad and diverse as the one in favor of this transition. Hundreds of people and organizations from across sectors and across the world had the courage and endurance to see this process through, and as a result the Internet is running as smoothly today as it did yesterday.”
I agree with them. This is business as usual: we will continue to be a part of the IANA system, and feel responsible for ensuring that it stays healthy and responds to community needs.
Jari Arkko, IETF Chair
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