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Appointments & Confirmations

As part of its chartered oversight role in RFC 2850: Charter of the Internet Architecture Board (IAB), the IAB makes appointments and confirmations to other various bodies.

Community Coordination Group (CCG)

The IAB appoints three members to the CCG on behalf of the IETF.

Current appointments:

  • Russ Housley (2017-2023)
  • Barry Leiba (2017-2023)
  • Tim Wicinski (2018-2024)

More information: RFC 8090: Appointment Procedures for the IETF Representatives to the Community Coordination Group (CCG)

ICANN Board of Directors Liaison

The IAB appoints one non-voting liaison to the ICANN Board of Directors on behalf of the IETF.

Current appointment:

  • Harald Alvestrand (2018-present)

More information: Bylaws for Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, Article 7.9

ICANN Root Zone Evolution Review Committee (RZERC)

The IAB appoints one member to the ICANN RZERC on behalf of the IETF.

Current appointment:

  • Tim April, 2020-2024

More information:

ICANN NomCom

The IAB appoints one voting delegate to the ICANN NomCom on behalf of the IETF. The delegate shall serve a one-year term. A delegate may serve at most two successive one-year terms, after which at least two years must elapse before the individual is eligible to serve another term.

Current appointment:

  • Suzanne Woolf, 2024

More information: Bylaws for Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, Article 8

ICANN Technical Liaison Group (TLG)

The IAB appoints these two technical experts to the ICANN TLG on behalf of the IETF. The IAB has not committed itself to a particular process for selection, and ICANN Bylaws do not impose any constraints on this process.

Current appointments:

  • Warren Kumari, 2019-2025
  • Petr Špaček, 2020-2026

More information: Bylaws for Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers

IESG Confirmation

IETF Liaison Managers

The IAB acts as representative of the interests of the IETF and the Internet Society in technical liaison relationships with other organizations concerned with standards and other technical and organizational issues relevant to the world-wide Internet.

More information:

Independent Submissions Editor (ISE)

The ISE is appointed by and is responsible directly to the IAB.

Current appointment:

  • Eliot Lear, 2022-2024

More information: RFC 8730: Independent Submission Editor Model

Internet Society Board of Trustees (ISOC BOT)

The IAB appoints four Trustees to the ISOC BoT, with staggered 3-year terms.

Current appointments:

  • Brian Haberman, 2021-2024
  • Victor Kuarsingh, 2022-2025
  • Jon Peterson, 2021-2024
  • Laura Thomson, 2020-2026

More information: Amended and restated By-Laws of the Internet Society

Internet Research Task Force (IRTF) Chair

The IAB appoints the IRTF Chair for a two-year renewable term. The IRTF Chair is an ex-officio member of the IAB.

Current appointment:

  • Colin Perkins, 2019-2025

More information: RFC 2850: Charter of the Internet Architecture Board (IAB)

RFC Series Approval Board (RSAB)

The IAB appoints a stream representative for the IAB Stream: either an IAB member or someone appointed by the IAB.

Current appointment:

  • Mirja Kühlewind, 2023-2024

More information: RFC 9820: RFC Editor Model (Version 3)

RFC Series Working Group Chair (RSWG)

The IAB appoints one RSWG chair. (The other chair is appointed by the IESG.)

Current appointment:

  • Pete Resnick, 2022-2024

More information: RFC 9820: RFC Editor Model (Version 3)

Root Server System Governance Working Group (GWG)

The IAB appoints two members to the GWG on behalf of the IETF.

Current appointments:

  • Geoff Huston
  • Jim Reid

More information: Root Server System Governance Working Group (GWG)