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RFC 7749 on The “xml2rfc” Version 2 Vocabulary

The IAB has published RFC 7749: The “xml2rfc” Version 2 Vocabulary.

Abstract: This document defines the “xml2rfc” version 2 vocabulary: an XML-based language used for writing RFCs and Internet-Drafts.  Version 2 represents the state of the vocabulary (as implemented by several tools and as used by the RFC Editor) around 2014.  This document obsoletes RFC 2629.

Call for RFC Series Oversight Committee (RSOC) Nominations

As specified in “RFC Editor Model (Version 2)” (RFC 6635), the IAB is responsible for appointing the members of the RFC Series Oversight Committee (RSOC). Alexey Melnikov is planning to step down from his role on the RSOC when he is seated on the IESG in April 2016. The IAB thanks him for his service.

The IAB is now looking for a community member to appoint to the RSOC. This message is a call for nominations for that position. If you are interested, or there is someone you know of who would make a good member, please nominate yourself or that person. Continue reading

Comments from the Internet Architecture Board (IAB) on “Registration Data Access Protocol (RDAP) Operational Profile for gTLD Registries and Registrars”

On 13 January 2016, the IAB responded to ICANN’s public comment proceeding on Registration Data Access Protocol (RDAP) Operational Profile for gTLD Registries and Registrars. The text of those comments can be found at

IAB Seeks Feedback on ICANN Technical Liaison Group Candidates

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:

  • Linda Dunbar
  • Warren Kumari

Please send your remarks in confidence about any or all candidates to and by Wednesday, 20 January 2016.  We  thank you in advance for your help.

RFC 7687 on Report from the Strengthening the Internet (STRINT) Workshop

The IAB has published RFC 7687: Report from the Strengthening the Internet (STRINT) Workshop.

Abstract: The Strengthening the Internet (STRINT) workshop assembled one hundred participants in London for two days in early 2014 to discuss how the technical community, and in particular the IETF and the W3C, should react to Pervasive Monitoring and more generally how to strengthen the Internet in the face of such attacks.  The discussions covered issues of terminology, the role of user interfaces, classes of mitigation, some specific use cases, transition strategies (including opportunistic encryption), and more.  The workshop ended with a few high-level recommendations, that it is believed could be implemented and could help strengthen the Internet.  This is the report of that workshop.

Note that this document is a report on the proceedings of the workshop.  The views and positions documented in this report are those of the workshop participants and do not necessarily reflect IAB views and positions.