Formal request for explanation of IANA delay

Scott Hollenbeck sah at
Mon Mar 20 20:14:19 CET 2006

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Doug Ewell [mailto:dewell at] 
> Sent: Monday, March 20, 2006 1:01 PM
> To: McDonald, Ira; 'Mark Crispin'
> Cc: ietf-languages at; Michael Everson; iana at
> Subject: Re: Formal request for explanation of IANA delay
> Mark Crispin <mrc at CAC dot Washington dot EDU> wrote:
> > Could it be that an IETF symposium is currently going on?
> and McDonald, Ira <imcdonald at sharplabs dot com> replied:
> > Good point Mark - both the RFC Editor and I-D Editor functions
> > explicitly say they're offline from awhile before an IETF
> > plenary until the week after.
> Does that explain the delay since March 8?  IETF 65 didn't 
> start until 
> yesterday.

We also had an IESG telechat last week.  IANA participates in those
telechats by reviewing (lots of) documents for IANA actions in the week
leading up to the discussion.  They actually have quite a bit to keep them


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