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 process for appointing this representative is outlined in RFC 8128.
The current IETF-selected member of the RZERC is Tim April, who has indicated that he is willing to continue in this role for the 2021-2022 term. The IAB is now soliciting input from the community on this incumbent.