The Internet Architecture Board provides long-range technical direction for Internet development, ensuring the Internet continues to grow and evolve as a platform for global communication and innovation.
In its work, the IAB strives to:
- Ensure that the Internet is a trusted medium of communication that provides a solid technical foundation for privacy and security, especially in light of pervasive surveillance,
- Establish the technical direction for an Internet that will enable billions more people to connect, support the vision for an Internet of Things, and allow mobile networks to flourish, while keeping the core capabilities that have been a foundation of the Internet’s success, and
- Promote the technical evolution of an open Internet without special controls, especially those which hinder trust in the network.
The IAB has published RFC 9280: RFC Editor Model (Version 3).
Abstract: This document specifies version 3 of the RFC Editor Model. The model defines two high-level tasks related to the RFC Series. First, policy definition is the joint responsibility of the RFC Series Working Group (RSWG), which produces policy proposals, and the RFC Series Approval Board (RSAB), which approves such proposals. Second, policy implementation is primarily the responsibility of the RFC Production Center (RPC) as contractually overseen by the IETF Administration Limited Liability Company (IETF LLC). In addition, various responsibilities of the RFC Editor function are now performed alone or in combination by the RSWG, RSAB, RPC, RFC Series Consulting Editor (RSCE), and IETF LLC. Finally, this document establishes the Editorial Stream for publication of future policy definition documents produced through the processes defined herein.
This document obsoletes RFC 8728. This document updates RFCs 7841, 8729, and 8730.
The IAB has an oversight responsibility for the technical liaison relationships with other organizations concerned with standards and other technical and organizational issues relevant to the world-wide Internet. As part of this responsibility, the IAB is soliciting comments from the community on the performance of the current IETF Liaison to the ICANN Board of Directors, Harald Alvestrand. We are interested in comments on what has gone well or badly in the last two years. Harald has been serving in the position since October 2018.
Please send comments to email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org.
The IAB would appreciate receiving comments by Tuesday, 2022-07-26 at 2359 UTC.
On behalf of the IETF, the IAB has been asked to name a technical expert to the ICANN Root Zone Evolution Review Committee (RZERC). The RZERC is expected to:
- Review and provide input regarding proposed architectural and operational changes to the root zone.
- As determined necessary by the committee, propose architectural and operational changes to the Root Zone for consideration by the ICANN Board.
- Act as a consultation body for ICANN during the RFP process for the Root Zone Maintainer, if needed.
The process for appointing this representative is outlined in RFC 8128.
The current IETF-selected member of the RZERC is Tim April, who has indicated that he is willing to continue in this role for the 2022-2023 term. The IAB is now soliciting input from the community on this incumbent.
Please send your remarks in confidence to email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org by 23:59 UTC on Thursday, 2022-07-21. We thank you in advance for your help.
The IAB is currently seeking a new liaison manager to ISO/IEC JTC1 SC6, “Telecommunications and information exchange between systems.” Allison Mankin has served in this role for many years and is looking to step back; the IAB thanks her for her service.
The IAB is seeking a volunteer to serve as IETF liaison manager to ISO/IEC JTC1 SC6 to represent IETF views, as required. The IETF process for managing such relationships is detailed in RFCs 4052, 4053, and 4691. It is preferred to have a liaison manager that participates in both the IETF and ISO activities, and is familiar with the processes of the organizations.
If you are interested, please reply to email@example.com by 2022-07-21, with a brief note that explains your interest, your background, availability to attend meetings, and whether you have any potential conflicts of interest.
Please note, the IAB may seek the views of the community on candidates, and may wish to interview candidates for the position.
On behalf of the IETF, the IAB appoints three representatives to the Community Coordination Group (CCG), which provides advice and guidance to the IETF Trust in matters related to the IANA trademarks and the IANA domain names. The process for appointing these representatives is outlined in RFC 8090.
The current IETF-selected members of the CCG and their terms of appointment are:
- Russ Housley, 2021-2023
- Barry Leiba, 2021-2023
- Tim Wicinski, 2020-2022
Tim Wicinski’s term ends this year, and he has indicated that he is willing to continue in this role for the upcoming 2022-2024 term. Russ Housley and Barry Leiba’s terms continue through the end of 2023.
The IAB is now soliciting input from the community on the incumbent up for potential reappointment: Tim Wicinski.
Please send your remarks in confidence to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com by Thursday, 2022-06-30 at 2359 UTC. We thank you in advance for your help.
This is an announcement of an IETF-wide Call for Comment on draft-iab-aid-workshop-01.
The document is being considered for publication as an Informational RFC within the IAB stream, and is available for inspection at: <https://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/draft-iab-aid-workshop/>
The Call for Comment will last until 2022-06-28. Please send comments to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com.
The ‘Show me the numbers: Workshop on Analyzing IETF Data (AID)’ was convened by the Internet Architecture Board (IAB) from November 29 to December 2 and hosted by the IN-SIGHT.it project at the University of Amsterdam, however, converted to an online only event. The workshop was conducted based on two discussion parts and a hackathon activity in between. This report summarizes the workshop’s discussion and identifies topics that warrant future work and consideration.
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.
The IAB is pleased to announce the appointment of Jim Reid to the ICANN Root Server System Governance Working Group (GWG).
The IAB thanks everyone who put their name forward as a candidate for this position, as well as those who provided feedback during this process. The IAB would also like to thank Ted Hardie for his service in this role over the past two years.
The IAB and the IESG are responsible for appointing the RFC Series Working Group (RSWG) chairs as described in draft-iab-rfcefdp-rfced-model (currently in the RFC Editor Queue). In March, the IAB and the IESG began a joint search for RSWG chair candidates.
The candidates who accepted nominations are:
- Donald Eastlake
- Paul Hoffman
- Luigi Iannone
- Alexey Melnikov
- Eric Rescorla
- Pete Resnick
- Brian Trammell
The IAB and the IESG are requesting feedback on these candidates by Wednesday, 2022-06-01 at 2359 UTC. Please send your response to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like your feedback to be anonymized, please indicate such in your response.
The IAB is pleased to reappoint Vittoria Bertola to the 2023 ICANN Nominating Committee.
The 2023 ICANN NomCom will invite applicants for the following positions:
- Two members of the ICANN Board of Directors.
- One member of the PTI Board of Directors.
- Three regional representatives to the At-Large Advisory Committee (ALAC) – one each representing the Africa region, Asia, Australia, and Pacific Islands region, and Latin America and Caribbean region.
- Two members of the Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO) Council – one representing the Contracted Parties House and one representing the Non-Contracted Parties House.
- One member of the Country Code Names Supporting Organization (ccNSO) Council.
More information about the work of the ICANN NomCom can be found in the ICANN Nominating Committee (NomCom) Operating Procedures.
The IAB is pleased to announce the appointment of Victor Kuarsingh to the Internet Society Board of Trustees. He will be seated as trustee for three years, commencing with the 2022 Annual General Meeting of the Internet Society in June. The IAB thanks Victor for taking on this task.
The IAB would also like to thank all those who volunteered to serve or who provided feedback during this process.
Read the full announcement from the Internet Society: “Final Results of the 2022 Internet Society Board of Trustees Elections and IETF Selection“