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Appointment of B-, C-, F-, and K- Root Server Operator Representatives to the RSSAC

Resolution of the ICANN Board
Appointments of Root Server Operators Representatives to RSSAC

Board approval of appointment of B-, C-, F-, and K- Root Server Operator Representatives to the RSSAC based on recommendation from the RSSAC co-chairs

ICANN Structures
Meeting Date: 
Mon, 17 Nov 2014
Resolution Number: 
Resolution Text: 

Whereas, the ICANN Bylaws call for the establishment of a Root Server System Advisory Committee (RSSAC) with the role to advise the ICANN community and Board on matters relating to the operation, administration, security, and integrity of the Internet's Root Server System.

Whereas, the ICANN Bylaws call for Board appointment of RSSAC members based on recommendations from the RSSAC co-chairs.

Whereas, the RSSAC co-chairs recommended for Board consideration appointments to the RSSAC to represent the B-root, C-root, F-root, and K-root server operators.

Resolved (2014.11.17.02), the Board appoints the representatives for B-root, C-root, and K-root server operators, Bill Manning, Paul Vixie, Daniel Karrenberg, respectively, through 31 December 2017 and the representative for F-root server operator, Jim Martin, through 31 December 2015 to the Root Server System Advisory Committee.

Rationale for Resolution: 

In May 2013, the Root Server Operators (RSOs) agreed to an initial membership of RSO representatives for RSSAC, and each RSO nominated an individual. The Board approved the initial membership of RSSAC in July 2013 with staggered terms.

The representatives for B-root, C-root and K-root server operators were appointed to an initial one-year term, which expires on 31 December 2014. Their re-appointment is for a full, three-year term. The representative for F-root server operator is being appointed to complete the remaining initial term of the pervious representative.

The appointment of the representatives will allow the RSSAC to be properly comprised to serve its function within ICANN's policy development work as an advisory committee. The appointment of these RSSAC members is not anticipated to have any fiscal impact on ICANN, though there are budgeted resources necessary for ongoing support of the RSSAC.

This resolution is an organizational administrative function for which no public comment is required. The appointment of RSSAC members contributes to ICANN's commitment to strengthening the security, stability, and resiliency of the DNS.