Internet Architecture Board


Feedback Requested on Candidates for RFC Series Oversight Committee (RSOC)

The IAB announced a call for nominations and volunteers for serving on the RSOC on 16 May 2018. For details on the position and further links, please see the previous message.

The call completed, and 12 people accepted nominations. As specified in the announcement, the IAB is now providing that list to the community. If you have opinions, information, or perspectives on the individuals for the RSOC which you believe would help the IAB select the RSOC membership, please provide comments to and Please provide feedback before 26 July 2018. Continue reading

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ICANN Board Liaison appointment

The IAB is pleased to announce that they have selected Harald Alvestrand to succeed Jonne Soininen as the IETF Liaison to the ICANN Board of Directors. Harald’s term will begin with the ICANN Annual General Meeting in October. The IAB would like to thank Harald and all of the candidates for their willingness to serve the community in this role.

The IAB also extends special thanks to Jonne for his 6 years of service.

Note: The selection committee did not include Ted Hardie, who was recused from the discussion because of a potential conflict of interest. The selection committee otherwise comprised the full IAB.

IAB Seeks Candidates for Community Coordination Group (CCG)

On behalf of the IETF, the IAB appoints three representatives to the Community Coordination Group (CCG), which provides advice and guidance to the IETF Trust in matters related to the IANA trademarks and the IANA domain names. The process for appointing these representatives is outlined in RFC 8090.

The IAB will appoint one person to the CCG for a two-year renewable term in 2018, and is asking the community for volunteers. If you are interested, please send a short email message to with a copy to with your background and qualifications for the position. Note that Trustees of the IETF Trust are not eligible for this nomination.

The deadline for nominations is Monday, 11 June 2018. The candidates’ names will be posted to the IETF-Announce mailing list as well as the IAB home page at the close of the nominations period.

The IAB will select from the available candidates, taking into account the familiarity with IANA and the IETF, their roles, and the IETF protocols. The selected candidates will serve on the CCG on personal title; however, the IAB will be looking for candidates who have an understanding of the interests of the technical community.

If you are willing to be considered or would like to nominate someone else for one of the CCG positions, please send an email message to and by 11 June 2018.


Report from the IAB for IETF 101

Dear colleagues,

As is tradition, here is the IAB report to the community about our activities, submitted so that you can prepare topics you might want to discuss during the upcoming open mic time. Of course, if you have issues you want to discuss by email, feel free to send your comments to (our public discussion list) or (to reach just the IAB). Continue reading

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Call for nominations: IETF Liaison to ICANN Board of Directors

The IAB is tasked to nominate a liaison to represent the IETF on the ICANN Board of Directors. This is a call for nominations for that liaison. The nomination period will close on 7 March 2018.

The liaison normally serves a two-year renewable term; the IAB plans to name the new liaison by the May 2018 ICANN Board retreat with the full transition to be completed by October 2018. Jonne Soininen has served as the IETF Liaison to the ICANN Board of Directors since 2013, and has indicated that he will not seek another term. The IAB thanks Jonne for his service. Continue reading

Appointment of Tim Wicinski to the ICANN Technical Liaison Group

The IAB has selected Tim Wicinski to serve a two-year term on the ICANN Technical Liaison Group (TLG).

The IAB thanks all of the candidates who were willing to serve. This was a difficult decision with many strong candidates.

The IAB would also like to extend special thanks Warren Kumari for his service on the ICANN TLG from 2014-2018.

IAB Appointments Announced by NomCom

On 29 January 2018, the NomCom the announced the selection of the IAB slate whose terms will start at IETF 101 in March 2018:

  • Brian Trammell (incumbent)
  • Christian Huitema
  • Erik Nordmark (incumbent)
  • Martin Thomson (incumbent)
  • Melinda Shore
  • Ted Hardie (incumbent)

The IAB thanks outgoing members Joe Hildebrand and Lee Howard for their years of service to the community on the IAB.

The resulting IAB will consist of:

  • Alissa Cooper, IETF Chair, Cisco
  • Brian Trammell, ETH
  • Christian Huitema, Independent
  • Erik Nordmark, Zededa
  • Gabriel Montenegro, Microsoft
  • Jari Arkko, Ericsson
  • Jeff Tantsura, Nuagenetworks
  • Mark Nottingham, Fastly
  • Martin Thomson, Mozilla
  • Melinda Shore, Fastly
  • Robert Sparks, Independent
  • Suzanne Woolf, Independent
  • Ted Hardie, Google