Internet Architecture Board


IAB Statement on Internet Confidentiality

In 1996, the IAB and IESG recognized that the growth of the Internet depended on users having confidence that the network would protect their private information.  RFC 1984 documented this need.  Since that time, we have seen evidence that the capabilities and activities of attackers are greater and more pervasive than previously known.  The IAB […]

I* Post-NETmundial Meeting Statement

Leaders of the organizations responsible for coordination of the Internet technical infrastructure (loosely referred to as “I* leaders”) met on 25 April in São Paulo, Brazil following the NETmundial meeting. During the 1-day I* leaders meeting, the group considered a range of issues where dialogue among Internet technical organizations is useful.

Internet Technical Leaders Welcome IANA Globalization Progress

The leaders of the Internet technical organizations responsible for coordination of the Internet infrastructure (IETF, IAB, RIRs, ccTLD ROs, ICANN, ISOC, and W3C), welcome the US Government’s announcement of the suggested changes related to the IANA functions contract. Read the full statement here.

Statement from the I* Leaders Coordination Meeting, Santa Monica

Leaders of the organizations responsible for coordination of the Internet technical infrastructure (loosely referred to as “I* leaders”) met last week in Santa Monica, California, USA.  During the 2-day meeting, they discussed activities underway and exchanged views and updates on a range of topics. Read the full statement here.

IAB Statement on draft-farrell-perpass-attack-00

At the Vancouver IETF meeting, the IAB held a technical plenary that discussed pervasive monitoring.  The IAB believes that pervasive monitoring represents an attack on the Internet in as much as large amounts of information that is intended to be confidential between sets of individuals is in fact gathered and aggregated by third parties. Such […]

Statement from the IAB on the Strengths of the OpenStand Principles

On 29 August 2012, the leaders of IAB, the IEEE Standards Association, the Internet Society, and the W3C signed a statement affirming the importance of a set of principles for the development of global, open standards. These principles have become known as the “OpenStand” principles.  A year later, in the face allegations of interference by some governments in the standards development process, […]

IAB Statement: Dotless Domains Considered Harmful

The IAB has issued a statement, “Dotless Domains Considered Harmful.” Executive Summary: It has come to the attention of the IAB that there are proposals for so-called “dotless” domains in the root zone, and that some existing top-level domains (TLDs) are already operating in such a mode. TLD operators of dotless domains are intending that […]