Oh, and there's more...
"The IETF is even less attached to ICANN. It shares a "supplemental agreement" with IANA/ICANN that it can walk away with at any time with 30 days' notice."
Rubbish. Firstly, it's an MoU (signed in March 2000) and secondly the notice period is 6 months.
"Wilson's plan for a staggered IANA transition has, somewhat expectedly, been warmly welcomed by the numbers and protocols community, ..."
Rubbish. It hasn't even been discussed in the protocols community (i.e. the IETF's IANAPLAN working group.)