The IAB names two technical experts to the ICANN Technical Liaison Group (TLG). The TLG is tasked with connecting the ICANN Board with appropriate sources of technical advice on specific matters pertinent to ICANN’s activities. Warren Kumari and Paul Wouters are the current experts. Paul’s current term ends in early 2017; he has indicated that […]
This is a call for nominations for the IAB appointment to the IETF Administrative Oversight Committee (IAOC). The nomination period will close on 2 November 2016. IAOC membership is described in BCP 101 (RFC 4071) Section 4, with selection guidelines and process documented in BCP 113 (RFC 4333). In alternate years, the IESG and the […]
The IAB has been deliberating the appointment from the IETF community to the ICANN NomCom over the past several weeks. After seeking feedback from the IETF community, the IAB has decided to re-appoint Tim Wicinski to this position. The IAB extends its sincere thanks to Tim for serving the community in this role.
On 14 September 2016, the IAB posted a statement on the IANA Stewarship Transition: IAB Statement on the IANA Stewardship Transition
The IAB (on behalf of the IETF) has been asked to supply a member to the 2017 ICANN Nominating Committee (NomCom). Last year, Tim Wicinski did the job for the IETF community, and he is willing to serve again. The IAB would like to solicit comments from the community on the performance of Tim Wicinski […]
After having served as IRTF chair since 2011, Lars Eggert will step down as Internet Research Task Force (IRTF) chair during IETF 98 in March 2017. The IAB has appointed Allison Mankin as his successor, and in the months to come Allison will be working with Lars in transitioning responsibilities. Allison Mankin is an Internet […]
The IAB has appointed Jim Reid to serve a one-year term on the ICANN Root Zone Evolution Review Committee (RZERC). The IAB thanks Jim for his willingness to serve the community in this capacity. The IAB would like to thank everyone who volunteered and provided feedback to this process.
On 3 August 2016, the IAB approved the drafts  documenting the requirements for the new RFC format for publication. The RFC Format project goals include: Supporting XML as the unchanging, underlying format Creating TXT, PDF/A-3, and HTML as the outputs Allowing SVG line art (black and white) as per a limited SVG profile Allowing […]
On 17 July 2016, the IAB responded to the ICANN call for public comments on Reference Label Generation Rulesets (LGRs) for the Second Level: Comments from the IAB on LGRs for second level
The IAB recently requested nominations for IRTF Chair. Following the call for nominations, which ran from 20 April 2016 through through 22 June 2016, the IAB contacted each person that was nominated and asked them to accept or reject their nomination. At this point, 5 people have indicated a willingness to serve. They are: Stephen […]