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These procedures have been approved on 15 May 2008 by ITU-T Study Group 2
There is considerable interest in implementing ENUM in some Member States so that it would be appropriate to provide interim procedures to enable such activities to take place.In response to this interest, the Internet Architecture Board (IAB) issued instructions to RIPE-NCC regarding how to proceed with any requests received by RIPE-NCC. Those instructions can be found at http://www.ripe.net/enum/instructions.html. Additional information on ENUM can be found at http://www.ripe.net/enum/. It should be noted that the cited instructions are fully consistent with the statement:Member States will have the right to choose whether to participate in the common designated ENUM domain, or not to participate in it, at their discretion.
Consistency with the above statement is achieved by RIPE-NCC’s referring any requests for delegations of domain names corresponding to E.164 country codes to the Telecommunications Standardization Bureau (TSB) for approval. It is important that the TSB process any such requests in a transparent and consistent way, and therefore these procedures have been created. In the long-term, it is envisaged that the TSB processes and procedures will be specified in a future Recommendation(s).
Member States will have the right to choose whether to participate in the common designated ENUM domain, or not to participate in it, at their discretion.
The purpose of this document is to set out the interim procedures that will be used by the TSB, should the TSB receive a request from RIPE-NCC before final approval of the future Recommendation(s). The procedures to be described in the finally approved version of the future Recommendation(s) will supersede these interim procedures. These procedures shall not prejudice the future Recommendation(s). The following agreements were made relative to the interim procedures:
The interim procedures will remain in effect until the approval of a future Draft Recommendation(s), currently Draft Recommendation E.A-ENUM, which will then supersede these interim procedures.
The interim procedures can be modified at any time and will be reviewed no later than the next scheduled meeting of SG2 in 2005.
These interim procedures cover only assigned geographic country codes. Unless further guidance is received to the contrary from Study Group 2, the TSB will send an objection to RIPE NCC with respect to any requests for delegations of any other types of country codes.
These interim procedures are consistent with the agreed SG2 statement that Member States will have the right to choose whether to participate in the common designated ENUM domain, or not to participate in it, at their discretion, and with the procedures currently under development as specified in the future Recommendation(s).
When the TSB receives a request from RIPE NCC, it will first verify that the country code (CC) mentioned in the request meets the formal conditions for delegation for ENUM, namely:
If these conditions are not met, the TSB will notify RIPE NCC that it objects to the delegation. As a consequence, the delegation will not take place.
If the conditions of 3.1 are met, and if the concerned Member State has notified the TSB of its position regarding delegation for ENUM of its CC, then the TSB will immediately make that position known to RIPE NCC. That is, TSB will inform RIPE NCC that the concerned Member State either approves or objects to the delegation. If the Administration objects, the delegation will not take place. Since the request from RIPE NCC will designate a specific ENUM Tier 1 Registry, the TSB will only be able to approve the request if the Member State has notified the TSB that it approves that particular Tier 1 entity.
If the conditions of 3.1 are met, but the concerned Member State has not previously notified the TSB of its position regarding delegation for ENUM of its CC, then the TSB will proceed as follows:
Within 60 days, notify RIPE NCC that it objects to the delegation, because it has not received approval from the concerned Member State.
That is, the delegation will not take place until the concerned Member State has notified the TSB that it approves the delegation.
If a Member State notifies the TSB of a change in its position, the TSB will communicate that change to RIPE NCC, who will implement the change. The changes can be:
That is, a Member State may at any time stop, enable, or change ENUM delegations.
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