Internet Architecture Board


Call for Nominations: ICANN Technical Liaison Group

On behalf of the IETF, the IAB names two technical experts to the ICANN Technical Liaison Group (TLG).

The ICANN Bylaws (Section 13.2) ask the IAB, 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 8 experts shall 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.” All TLG participants are also members of ICANN’s
Technical Experts Group which confers with the ICANN Board at ICANN meetings.

The ICANN bylaws can be found at

The current experts are Warren Kumari (term ends 2021) and Tim Wicinski (term ends 2020). Tim has indicated that he is unable to seek another term. The IAB would like to thank Tim for his two years of service.

The IAB is asking the community for volunteers to serve a two-year term on the ICANN TLG. If you are interested, please send a short email message to with a copy to 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 Friday, 2020-01-17.

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 a candidate who has an understanding of the interests of the technical community.

The IAB will select one person for a two-year term ending in 2022.

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 message to and by Friday, 2020-01-17.

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