Internet Architecture Board


Call for Feedback on the ICANN Technical Liaison Group Appointment

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

The current IETF-selected members of the TLG are Warren Kumari (term ends 2021) and Petr Špaček (term ends 2022). Warren has indicated that he is willing to continue in this role another term. The IAB is now soliciting input from the community on this incumbent.

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.

More details can be found in the ICANN bylaws.

Please send your remarks in confidence to and

The IAB would appreciate receiving comments by 23:59 UTC on Friday, 2020-11-20, as the IAB will begin the next steps in the oversight process shortly after IETF 109.

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