The IAB has just posted a statement on Identifiers and Unicode 7.0.0. Please read it here:
The IAB has selected Paul Wouters to serve a two-year term on the ICANN Technical Liaison Group (TLG).
The IAB thanks all of the candidates. This was a difficult decision with two strong candidates.
The IAB thanks Daniel Migault for his service on the ICANN TLG during 2014.
Today, the IAB provided comments to the United Nations Commission on Science and Technology for Development (CSTD) on their report “The mapping of international Internet public policy issues.”
The IAB has published RFC 7397: Report from the Smart Object Security Workshop.
Abstract: This document provides a summary of a workshop on ‘Smart Object Security’ that took place in Paris on March 23, 2012. The main goal of the workshop was to allow participants to share their thoughts about the ability to utilize existing and widely deployed security mechanisms for smart objects.
This report summarizes the discussions and lists the conclusions and recommendations to the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) community.
The IAB issued a statement on the NETmundial Initiative.
The IAB is responsible for selecting one IETF Administrative Oversight Committee (IAOC) member for a two-year term starting in March 2015. The selection was made in accordance with BCP 101 and BCP 113.
A call for nominations was issued on 8 October 2014. Nominations for four candidates were received, and three of them were willing to serve. All who accepted the nomination were very strong candidates and their names were announced on 7 November 2014.
After obtaining written input from all nominees and feedback from the community on all of them, the IAB discussed which candidate to choose. After significant discussion, the IAB decided to appoint Benson Schliesser to this position.
The IAB thanks all of the nominees for their willingness to serve the IETF community.
The Internet Society (ISOC) provides organizational and financial support for the IETF. As part of the arrangements between ISOC and the IETF, the IETF is called upon to name 4 Trustees to its Board (BoT), with staggered 3-year terms. This requires that the IETF select two Trustees in 2015.
This year, the IAB will select 2 people for terms beginning in mid-2015 and ending in mid-2018.
The IAB recently requested nominations to the ICANN Technical Liaison Group (TLG). We have a number of candidates, and we are soliciting comment from the community on these candidates.
The following candidates have put their names forward:
Please send your remarks in confidence about any or all candidates to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com. We thank you in advance for your help.
In 1996, the IAB and IESG recognized that the growth of the Internet depended on users having confidence that the network would protect their private information. RFC 1984 documented this need. Since that time, we have seen evidence that the capabilities and activities of attackers are greater and more pervasive than previously known. The IAB now believes it is important for protocol designers, developers, and operators to make encryption the norm for Internet traffic. Encryption should be authenticated where possible, but even protocols providing confidentiality without authentication are useful in the face of pervasive surveillance as described in RFC 7258.
The Internet Architecture Board is pleased to announce the reappointment of Lars Eggert as the Internet Research Task Force (IRTF) Chair. The IAB received a significant number of comments saying that Lars is doing a excellent job. This appointment is for a two year term, beginning in March 2015 and ending in March 2017.
On behalf of the IAB,