Internet Architecture Board


Volunteer Needed for ICANN Root Zone Evolution Review Committee (RZERC)

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 IAB is asking the community for volunteers to serve a one-year renewable term on the ICANN RZERC. If you are interested, please send a short email message 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 RZERC. The deadline for volunteering is Wednesday, 22 June 2016.

The IAB will select from the available candidates, taking into account the familiarity with ICANN and the IETF, their roles, and the IETF protocols. The selected candidates will serve on the ICANN RZERC on personal title; however, the IAB will be looking for a candidate who has an understanding of the interests of the technical community.

The IAB will select one person for a one-year term that will begin upon the establishment of the committee. This appointment will be renewable for up to three additional one-year terms.

The ICANN RZERC is expected to meet as frequently as necessary, with at least one meeting per calendar year.

If you are willing to be considered or would like to nominate someone else for one of the RZERC positions, please send an email message to iab-chair at and execd at by 22 June 2016.

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