IAB Response to ICANN Evolution and Reform Committee Final Implementation Report
The IAB has reviewed the proposals contained in the Final Implementation Report and Recommendations of the ICANN Evolution and Reform Committee, and the Second Supplemental Implementation Report (with Revised Bylaws). 
The issues that have been previously raised by the IAB are as follows:
1. Protocol Support Organization
The IAB reaffirms its agreement with the proposal not to continue with the Protocol Support Organization.
2. The Provision of Technical Advice to ICANN
The IAB notes the proposed charter for the Technical Liaison Group (TLG)  and in particular notes the caveats placed on the activities of this body such that it will have no role whatsoever in connection with the IANA’s work for the IAB/IETF/IRTF, and that it is not intended to establish unified positions, nor intended to create additional layers or structures within the TLG for the development of technical standards.
These caveats on the scope of the TLG address the major substance of the concerns previously stated by the IAB on this topic.
3. ICANN Board Positions
The IAB notes that there is provision for a non-voting liaison member of the Board to be appointed by the IETF. The IAB reaffirms that this proposed liaison addresses the concerns raised by the IAB with respect to this role.
4. IETF Protocol Parameters
The IAB has already noted deep concerns that the role of the management of protocol parameter assignments for IETF Internet-Standard protocols was not being adequately distinguished from the deeper issues concerning the role of ICANN with respect to the operation of the domain name system and unicast IP address assignment.
The IAB notes that these concerns have been addressed to some extent within the constraints placed on the proposed activities of the Technical Liaison Group.
The IAB will continue to monitor the functioning of the protocol parameter assignment function of IANA, to ensure that this role is undertaken in accordance with the relevant MoU with ICANN  and that this role meets the ongoing requirements of the IETF.
Chair, Internet Architecture Board
 Final Implementation Report and Recommendations of the ICANN Evolution and Reform Committee
 IAB Response to ICANN Evolution and Reform Second Interim Report
 Proposed Charter of the ICANN Technical Advisory Committee
 Second Supplemental Implementation Report (with Revised Bylaws)