Internet Architecture Board

RFC2850

IAB 2022-2023 Appointments Announced by NomCom

On 24 January 2022, the NomCom the announced the selection of the IAB slate whose terms will start at IETF 113 in March 2022. The selected candidates for the IAB are: Cullen Jennings, Cisco (incumbent) Mallory Knodel, Center for Democracy and Technology Mirja Kühlewind, Ericsson (incumbent) Tommy Pauly, Apple (incumbent) Qin Wu, Huawei Technologies Jiankang […]

IAB Seeks Feedback on Candidates for the IETF appointment to the ISOC Board of Trustees

In 2022, the IAB is responsible for selecting one individual to serve a 3-year term on the ISOC Board of Trustees. The procedure is described in RFC 3677. The candidates who accepted nominations are: Russ Housley Victor Kuarsingh Dominique Lazanski Pete Resnick Barbara Stark Samuel Weiler The IAB is requesting feedback on these candidates by […]

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RFC 9170 on Long-Term Viability of Protocol Extension Mechanisms

The IAB has published RFC 9170: Long-Term Viability of Protocol Extension Mechanisms. Abstract: The ability to change protocols depends on exercising the extension and version-negotiation mechanisms that support change.  This document explores how regular use of new protocol features can ensure that it remains possible to deploy changes to a protocol. Examples are given where […]

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UPDATED: IAB Seeks Feedback on Candidates for the Independent Submissions Editor; nominations now closed

Earlier this month, the IAB sent a message to the community seeking feedback on the candidates for the Independent Submissions Editor (ISE) role. Since then, an additional candidate has put their name forward. The updated list of candidates who have accepted nominations is: Mezgani Ali Marcelo Bagnulo Vasily Dolmatov (Василий Долматов) Paul Hoffman Luigi Iannone […]

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IAB Seeks Feedback on Candidates for the Independent Submissions Editor

In October, the IAB sent a message to the community about the search for Independent Submissions Editor (ISE) candidates. The IAB has a number of candidates, and is now soliciting comment from the community on these candidates. The candidates who have accepted nominations are: Mezgani Ali Marcelo Bagnulo Vasily Dolmatov (Василий Долматов) Paul Hoffman Eliot […]

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Call for nominations: IETF appointment to the ISOC Board of Trustees

The Internet Society (ISOC) provides organizational and financial support for the IETF. As part of the arrangements between ISOC and the IETF, the IETF is called upon to name 4 Trustees to its Board (BoT), with staggered 3-year terms. This year, the IAB will select one person for a term beginning in mid-2022 and ending […]

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IAB report to the community for IETF 112

This is the IAB report for the period between IETF 111 and IETF 112. This report presents a summary of activities. More detailed information on many of the topics is also available at https://www.iab.org. Minutes of all IAB business calls are available at https://www.iab.org/documents/minutes/. The IAB business calls are open for observation and ​the upcoming […]

RFC 9120 on Nameservers for the Address and Routing Parameter Area (“arpa”) Domain

The IAB has published RFC 9120: Nameservers for the Address and Routing Parameter Area (“arpa”) Domain. Abstract: This document describes revisions to operational practices to separate the function of the “arpa” top-level domain in the DNS from its historical operation alongside the DNS root zone.

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Search for Independent Submissions Editor (ISE) Candidates

The IAB is responsible for overseeing the volunteer IndependentSubmissions Editor (ISE) position. The current appointee is Adrian Farrel, whose term expires in February 2022. Adrian is not seeking another appointment; the IAB thanks him for his service over the past four years. The requirements and responsibility for the role are documented in RFC 8730. The […]