Internet Architecture Board

RFC2850

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 two people for a terms beginning in mid-2021 and ending in mid-2024. The incumbents are Gonzalo Camarillo and John Levine, who have both served two consecutive terms in this role and therefore cannot seek another term due to term limits. The IAB would like to thank Gonzalo and John for their six years of service.

A description of the IAB’s process for selecting the Trustee each year can be found in RFC 3677, with this year’s timeline as follows:

  • Tuesday, November 10, 2020: Open nomination period
  • Tuesday, January 5, 2021: Close of the nomination period
  • Wednesday, January 6, 2021 – Wednesday, February 3, 2021: Community feedback period
  • No later than February 24, 2021: IAB selection delivered to IESG for confirmation
  • No later than March 24, 2021: Delivery of final confirmed selection to the ISOC Elections Committee for announcement with the rest of the new ISOC BoT slate.

Nominations

Nominations (including self-nominations) should be sent to the IAB Executive Administrative Manager at <execd@iab.org>. Please include e-mail contact details with the nomination. Continue reading

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Call for Feedback on the ICANN Technical Liaison Group Appointment

On behalf of the IETF, the IAB names two technical experts to the ICANN Technical Liaison Group (TLG).

The current IETF-selected members of the TLG are Warren Kumari (term ends 2021) and Petr Špaček (term ends 2022). Warren has indicated that he is willing to continue in this role another term. The IAB is now soliciting input from the community on this incumbent.

The ICANN Bylaws (Section 13.2) ask the IAB, ITU-T, ETSI, and W3C to each provide two technical experts. The technical experts are expected to be “familiar with the technical standards issues that are relevant to ICANN’s activities. These 8 experts shall be available as necessary to determine, through an exchange of e-mail messages, where to direct a technical question from ICANN when ICANN does not ask a specific TLG organization directly.” All TLG participants are also members of ICANN’s Technical Experts Group which confers with the ICANN Board at ICANN meetings.

More details can be found in the ICANN bylaws.

Please send your remarks in confidence to iab-chair@iab.org and execd@iab.org.

The IAB would appreciate receiving comments by 23:59 UTC on Friday, 2020-11-20, as the IAB will begin the next steps in the oversight process shortly after IETF 109.

Call for Feedback on the current IRTF Chair

As part of its oversight responsibility for the Internet Research Task Force (IRTF), the IAB is soliciting comments from the community on the performance of the IRTF Chair, Colin Perkins. Colin has been serving in the IRTF Chair position since March 2019.

RFC 2850 includes a paragraph about the selection of the IRTF Chair. It says:

3.3 Selection of the IRTF chair

The IAB shall have the authority to appoint the chair of the Internet
Research Task Force (IRTF) for a two-year renewable term, and to
remove him or her. The IRTF chair shall be responsible for the
management and organization of the IRTF according to [BCP 8].

Please send your remarks in confidence to iab-chair@iab.org and execd@iab.org.

The IAB would appreciate receiving comments by 23:59 UTC on Wednesday, 2020-11-11, as the IAB will begin the next steps in the oversight process shortly after IETF 109.

New IAB Program: Evolvability, Deployability, & Maintainability (EDM)

A new IAB Program has been formed on Evolvability, Deployability, & Maintainability (EDM). For additional information, please contact the IAB or the Program Lead.

Program Web Page: Evolvability, Deployability, & Maintainability (EDM) Program

IAB Lead: Tommy Pauly

Mailing list:

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Appointment of Tim April to the ICANN Root Zone Evolution Review Committee (RZERC)

The IAB has appointed Tim April to serve a one-year term on the ICANN Root Zone Evolution Review Committee (RZERC). The IAB thanks Tim 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. The IAB also would like to extend a special thanks to Jim Reid, who has served in this role since 2016 and is now stepping down due to term limits.

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IAB report to the community for IETF 108

This is the IAB report for the period between IETF 107 and IETF 108. 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 agenda​ is posted in advance on the IAB wiki at https://www.iab.org/wiki/index.php/Agenda. The calendar and connection details​ can also be found there.

If you have issues you want to discuss over email, feel free to send your comments to the IAB as a whole at iab@iab.org.

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IAB Reappoints Peter Koch to ICANN Nominating Committee

The IAB has been deliberating the appointment from the IETF community to the ICANN NomCom over the past few weeks. After seeking feedback from the IETF community, the IAB has decided to re-appoint Peter Koch to this position.

The IAB extends its sincere thanks to Peter for serving the community in this role.