Internet Architecture Board


IANA Program

Note: The IANA Program was replaced by the IETF-IANA Group in March 2021.


The IANA program’s primary focus is the stewardship over the IANA functions for the Internet in General and the IETF in particular.

Its main focus is on:

  • the IANA MoU (RFC2860) and related agreements between stakeholders;
  • maintaining a vision of the role of the IANA functions; and
  • implementation and interpretation of the above.

The program acts also as a think-tank and advises the IAB on strategic and liaison issues.

In some cases this group may provide guidance and insight on matters relating ICANN in general.

The group is not responsible for daily operational guidance, and does not have any formal role in contracts relating to the IANA functions.

Work Items

The group focuses on the following high-level work items and responsibilities:

  • Tracking the developments surrounding the IANA functions and their use in the Internet ecosystem
  • Responding to specific developments and information requests on this topic

Results and References


IAB Members

  • Jari Arkko (IAB Lead)
  • Alissa Cooper
  • Ted Hardie
  • Mirja Kühlewind

Non-IAB Members

  • Marc Blanchet
  • Russ Housley
  • Barry Leiba
  • Jonne Soininen
  • Suzanne Woolf