Internet Architecture Board


Volunteers Needed for ICANN Technical Liaison Group

Dear Colleagues,

The IAB (on behalf of the IETF) has been asked to supply two technical
experts to ICANN Technical Liaison Group (TLG). The ICANN Bylaws
(Article XI-A, Section 2, Paragraph 6) asks the IETF, ITU-T, ETSI, and
W3C to each provide two technical experts. The technical experts are
expected to be “familiar with the technical standards issues that are
relevant to ICANN’s activities.” These eight experts are expected to be
“available as necessary to determine, through an exchange of e-mail
messages, where to direct a technical question from ICANN when ICANN
does not ask a specific TLG organization directly.

The ICANN bylaws can be found at

The IAB is asking the community for volunteers to serve on the ICANN TLG.
If you are interested, please send a short e-mail to iab-chair at
with a copy to execd at with your motivation and information
concerning your familiarity with the IETF and ICANN as well as the other
standards organizations represented on the TLG. The deadline for
volunteering is 17 Nov 2013.

The IAB will select from the available candidates, taking into account
the familiarity with ICANN and the IETF, their roles, and the IETF
protocols. While familiarity with ETSI, ITU-T, and W3C is also
desirable, it is not required. The selected candidates will serve on
the ICANN TLG on personal title; however, the IAB will be looking for
candidates who have an understanding of the interests of the technical

The IAB will select one person for a one year term and select one person
for a two year term.

The ICANN TLG is expected to meet in person at or around the three ICANN
meetings held each year.

NOTE: ICANN does cover travel and hotel costs for a pre-determined number
of days at each of the ICANN meetings.

If you are willing to be considered or would like to nominate someone
else for one of the TLG positions, please send an email to iab-chair at and execd at by 17 Nov 2013.

On behalf of the IAB,
Russ Housley
IAB Chair

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