Internet Architecture Board


IAB appoints Tim Wicinski to ICANN Nomcom

The IAB is pleased to appoint Tim Wicinski to the ICANN Nomcom.

Tim has been involved with DNS and the standards processes for many years. In the past several years, he has been co-chair of the DNS Operations (DNSOP) Working Group within the IETF; and more recently the co-chair of the DNS Privacy Exchange (DPRIVE) Working Group.  Tim is a Site Reliability Architect at, with a focus on DNS and CDN technologies.

The IAB had several able candidates to choose from this year, which made the choice difficult.  We thank all the volunteers for putting their names forward, and encourage their continued engagement with the IETF.  The IAB also wishes to thank John Levine for his previous service as the IAB appointee on the ICANN Nomcom.

RFC 7624: Confidentiality in the Face of Pervasive Surveillance: A Threat Model and Problem Statement

The IAB has published RFC 7624: Confidentiality in the Face of Pervasive Surveillance: A Threat Model and Problem Statement.

Abstract: Since the initial revelations of pervasive surveillance in 2013, several classes of attacks on Internet communications have been discovered. In this document, we develop a threat model that describes these attacks on Internet confidentiality. We assume an attacker that is interested in undetected, indiscriminate eavesdropping. The threat model is based on published, verified attacks.

Call for community comment: draft-iab-xml2rfcv2-01

This is an announcement of an IETF-wide Call for Comment on draft-iab-xml2rfcv2-01.

The document is being considered for publication as an Informational RFC within the IAB stream, and is available for inspection here:


Please note that the purpose of the document is to represent the state of the vocabulary as actually implemented in the xml2rfc system as of current writing. Therefore, if you have particular concerns about the design or functionality described in this I-D, the comments about those issues are best addressed to the authors of another draft (draft-hoffman-xml2rfc-21). Discussion of that draft is active on the mailing list. We ask that comments about this draft focus on the degree to which it accurately reflects the current xml2rfc implementation, and whether it is clear, comprehensible, useful, and complete.

The Call for Comment will last until 2015-09-02. Please send comments to The RFC Editor has also asked that be copied.

Request for volunteers or nominations to 2016 ICANN NomCom

The IAB (on behalf of the IETF) has been asked to supply a member to the 2016 ICANN Nominating Committee (NomCom). The IAB would therefore like to ask the community for volunteers to serve on the ICANN NomCom. Last year, John Levine did the job for the IETF community, and he is willing to serve again. The IAB would like to see whether others are interested in serving in this capacity.

If you are interested in serving on the ICANN NomCom, please send a short e-mail to iab-chair at and execd at with your motivation and information concerning your familiarity with the IETF and ICANN. Alternatively, if you know of someone who may be a good fit for this position, please send the name and email address to e-mail to iab-chair at and execd at The deadline for nominations or volunteers is 28 August 2015. Continue reading

IAB Re-Appoints Jonne Soininen as Liaison to the ICANN Board

Dear colleagues,

The IAB has been deliberating the selection of the liaison from the IETF community to ICANN Board over the past several weeks. After seeking feedback from the IETF community, the IAB has decided to re-appoint Jonne Soininen to this position.

The IAB extends our sincere thanks to Jonne for serving the community in this role.

On behalf of the IAB,
Andrew Sullivan
IAB Chair

Call for Papers: Managing Radio Networks in an Encrypted World (MaRNEW) Workshop

Managing Radio Networks in an Encrypted World (MaRNEW) Workshop

Thursday 24th – Friday 25th September, 2015, 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
AT&T Atlanta, Atlanta, GA

Mobile networks have a set of requirements and properties which places a  large emphasis on sophisticated bandwidth optimization. Encryption is  increasing on the internet which is a good thing for consumer and  business privacy and security. Many existing mobile bandwidth  optimization solutions primarily operate on non-encrypted  communications; this can lead to performance issues being amplified on  mobile networks. Encryption on networks will continue to increase; and  with this understanding the workshop aims to understand how we can solve  the issues of bandwidth optimization and performance on radio networks  in this encrypted world. Continue reading