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 is responsible for overseeing the volunteer IndependentSubmissions Editor (ISE) position. The current appointee is Adrian Farrel, whose term expires in February 2022. Adrian is not seeking another appointment; the IAB thanks him for his service over the past four years.
The requirements and responsibility for the role are documented in RFC 8730.
The IAB (with help from the other RFC streams) is identifying potential candidates for this role, with the intent to gather community feedback and make an appointment early next year. Suggestions for candidates are welcome at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In September, the IAB announced that Paul Wouters had been appointed to the 2022 ICANN Nominating Committee. Circumstances have led to Paul asking to withdraw from the position.
The IAB has appointed Vittorio Bertola as the new delegate to the 2022 ICANN Nominating Committee. The IAB thanks Vittorio for his willingness to serve in this role.
The IAB is pleased to appoint Paul Wouters to the 2022 ICANN Nominating Committee.
The IAB would like to thank everyone who put their name forward as a candidate for this position, as well as those who provided feedback during this process. The IAB also thanks Peter Koch for his service in this role over the past two years.
As previously announced, the IAB (on behalf of the IETF) has been asked to supply a member to the 2022 ICANN Nominating Committee (NomCom) by mid-September 2021. After extending the call for nominations, two candidates have accepted a nomination:
- Vittorio Bertola
- Paul Wouters
The IAB solicits feedback on these candidates by 23:59 UTC on Wednesday, 2021-09-15. Please send your responses to email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like your feedback to be anonymized, please indicate such in your response.
The IAB desires to have a diverse pool of candidates for the appointments it makes. Since there was initially only a single candidate for this appointment, the IAB will continue to accept nominations during the feedback period. The names of any additional candidates that are put forward will also be sent to the community for feedback.
This is the IAB report for the period between IETF 110 and IETF 111. This report presents a summary of activities. More detailed information on many of the topics is also available at https://www.iab.org.
Minutes of all IAB business calls are available at https://www.iab.org/documents/minutes/. The IAB business calls are open for observation and the upcoming agenda is posted in advance on the IAB wiki at https://www.iab.org/wiki/index.php/Agenda. More recently, usually one of the business calls each month is used for technical discussions only. The calendar and connection details can also be found there.
If you have issues you want to discuss over email, feel free to send your comments to the IAB as a whole at email@example.com. Continue reading
The IAB has published RFC 9075: Report from the IAB COVID-19 Network Impacts Workshop 2020.
Abstract: The Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic caused changes in Internet user behavior, particularly during the introduction of initial quarantine and work-from-home arrangements. These behavior changes drove changes in Internet traffic.
The Internet Architecture Board (IAB) held a workshop to discuss network impacts of the pandemic on November 9-13, 2020. The workshop was held to convene interested researchers, network operators, network management experts, and Internet technologists to share their experiences. The meeting was held online given the ongoing travel and contact restrictions at that time.
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 has reappointed Tim April to serve an additional one-year term on the ICANN Root Zone Evolution Review Committee (RZERC). The IAB thanks Tim for his willingness to serve the community in this capacity.
The IAB (on behalf of the IETF) has been asked to supply a member to the 2022 ICANN Nominating Committee (NomCom). Peter Koch has filled this role for the IETF community for the past two years and cannot seek another term due to term limits; the IAB thanks him for his service. The IAB would therefore like to ask the community for volunteers to serve on the ICANN NomCom. The IAB will appoint one person for a one-year term (renewable for one additional one-year term).
If you are interested in serving on the ICANN NomCom, please send a short e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com 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 by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com. The IAB is looking for a diverse pool of candidates. The deadline for nominations or volunteers is 23:59 UTC on Monday, 2021-08-09. Continue reading