13 June 2018
Today the under (?) secretary of the NTIA fielded this question:
"Is the IANA transition reversible"
"I don't think it is, but we're asking how that might work".
Which is of course a non denial denial.
This was this morning. Yesterday they extended the comment period for this by about a week.
Extension of Comment Period on International Internet Policy Priorities
Domain Name System ICANN Internet Policy
June 12, 2018
In response to requests for additional time, the Department of Commerce is extending the closing deadline for submitting comments to a request for public comments entitled ‘‘International Internet Policy Priorities’’ published in the Federal Register on June 5, 2018. Through this notice, the Department extends the comment period to July 17, 2018. Comments are due on July 17, 2018, at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).
Written comments may be submitted by email to email@example.com. Comments submitted by email should be machine-readable and should not be copy-protected. Written comments also may be submitted by mail to the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Room 4725, Attn: Fiona Alexander, Washington, DC 20230.
For further information contact Fiona Alexander, National Telecommunications and Information Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Room 4706, Washington, DC 20230; telephone (202) 482–1866; email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please direct media inquiries to NTIA’s Office of Public Affairs, (202) 482–7002, or at email@example.com.
I miss when you could say "It'd be nice if we could have a protocol ID for this", and Bob Braden was sitting at the table would say "How about 107? It's yours."