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=== Current ===
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* Warren Kumari (2019-2021)
* Warren Kumari (2019-2023)
* Petr Špaček (2020-2022)
* Petr Špaček (2020-2022)

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IETF Representatives to the Community Coordination Group (CCG)

Background: RFC 8090, https://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/rfc8090/

Appointing 3 reps, with staggered terms.

Current Appointees

  • 2018-2020: Tim Wicinski
  • 2017-2021: Russ Housley, Barry Leiba

Past Appointees

  • 2017-2018: Andrew Sullivan

IRTF Chair

From 2850:

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].

   The IRTF chair is an ex-officio member as defined in Section 1.2.

IRTF Chair Description

Current Chair: Colin Perkins, 2019-

Past Chairs

  • Allison Mankin, 2017-2019
  • Lars Eggert, 2011-2017
  • Aaron Falk, 2005–2011
  • Vern Paxson, 2001–2005
  • Erik Huizer, 1999–2001
  • Abel Weinrib, 1995–1999
  • Jon Postel, 1992–1995
  • Dave Clark, 1989–1992

ISOC Board of Trust

ISOC BoT appointment procedures are based on R.F.C. 3677 and the ISOC Board of Trustees Bylaws. Note, that there was a change to the bylaws in 2013 such that the IETF appoints two members every 3 years. That change starts in 2015. Thus, the number of appointments for upcoming years is as follows:

2015: name two board members
2016: name one board members
2017: name one board members
2018: name two board members
2019: name one board members
2020: name one board members
2021: name two board members

ISOC BOT Description

Source: ISOC 2015 Call for Nominations

The Internet Society (ISOC) is a global not-for-profit organization founded in 1992 to provide leadership in Internet related standards, education and policy. With offices in Washington, DC, and Geneva, Switzerland, as well as regional bureaus located throughout the world, it is dedicated to ensuring the open development, evolution, and use of the Internet for the benefit of people globally. ISOC is also the organizational home of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) and other Internet-related bodies who together play a critical role in ensuring that the Internet develops in a stable and open manner. ISOC has more than 150 organizational members, over 100 chapters and more than 65,000 individual members that play a role in driving the mission and work of the organization. ISOC currently has an operational budget of USD 38 million.

The ISOC Board of Trustees is responsible for the governance of the organization, and its authority is derived from the organization’s by-laws and policies. The composition of the Board includes 12 Trustees, 4 of whom are elected by ISOC Organizational Members, 4 of whom are elected by Chapters, and 4 selected by the IETF following the process documented in RFC 3677.* Procedures for the selection of Trustees are available here. The ISOC CEO and President serves ex-officio as a non-voting member of the Board.

Time Commitment

Trustees are expected to commit the time necessary to perform regular Board and committee business. Trustees are also expected to allocate time to attend and prepare for meetings.

Board Meetings: three physical meetings per year that are 2 days in length plus travel time. These meetings are typically co-located with one IETF meeting, one ICANN meeting, and one ISOC event each year.

Strategic Planning Retreat: generally one per year over 2 days plus travel time.

Conference calls: generally three to four 2-hour teleconferences per year.

Committees: participation in at least one committee.

Email correspondence: while most Trustee work is conducted during board and committee meetings and calls, there will be occasions when emerging strategic and governance issues require participation of board members via email discussions, polls and surveys.

Eligibility Statement

Candidates for ISOC Trustee will have demonstrable involvement in the Internet with deep understanding in at least two of the following areas:

  • Internet standards
  • Internet operation
  • Public policy for Internet and telecommunications
  • Internet development

Ideal candidates will also have a good understanding of broader technology, policy, business and/or economic issues relevant to the Society.

The following qualifications are also highly desirable:

  • Previous board or leadership experience, especially for not-for-profit entities
  • Skills in organizational management and leadership
  • Financial oversight and fund raising
  • The ability to identify relevant ISOC projects and attendant community engagement models
  • Vision for the role of the Internet Society

The ISOC Board of Trustees aims to be as broadly representative of the many cultures and communities around the world that it can. While all qualified candidates are welcome, we strongly encourage members from currently under-represented areas to nominate candidates. In this light, nominations of candidates from Africa, the Middle East and Central and South America; younger candidates, women and those with the lived experience of disability are encouraged.

For additional information, see the FAQs about Internet Society Board service.

IETF member to the ICANN Nomcom

This is a yearly appointment, usually driven by the ICANN Nomcom cycle: An appointment needs to be made by the IAB shortly after a previous ICANN Nomcom finished its work.

ICANN Nomcom members are appointed by the IAB for the IETF on a yearly bases and may serve 2 consecutive terms (per ICANN bylaws). The IAB has not committed itself to a particular process for selection. However, a general call for volunteers followed by selection (executive session) without any further community consultation has been the mode of operation. In general a reappointment for a second term is done after (executive session) review.

Appointed Personnel

  • Vittorio Bertola, 2022, 2023
  • Peter Koch, 2020, 2021
  • Ole Jacobsen, 2018, 2019
  • Tim Wicinski, 2016, 2017
  • John Levine: 2015
  • Russ Mundy: 2014
  • Ole Jacobsen: 2012, 2013
  • Henk Uijterwaal: 2010, 2011
  • Ole Jacobson: 2008, 2009
  • Lucy Lynch: 2007

IETF members to the ICANN TLG

Article XI-A, Section 2, Paragraph 6 of the ICANN Bylaws asks each of the four TLG members (IETF, ITU-T, ETSI, and W3C) to “designate two individual technical experts who are 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.”

The IAB appoints these technical experts 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. The IAB has chosen to use a three step process: (1) a general call for volunteers; (2) a call for comments on the list of volunteers; and (3) selection by the IAB in executive session without any further community consultation.

To provide for continuity, each year, the IAB has chosen to select a technical expert for a two-year term. If needed, the IAB will select a replacement for a technical expert that cannot continue to serve for any reason.

TLG Technical Experts


  • Warren Kumari (2019-2023)
  • Petr Špaček (2020-2022)


  • Daniel Migault (2014-2015)
  • Warren Kumari (2014-2018)
  • Paul Wouters (2015-2019)
  • Tim Wicinski (2018-2020)


Appointed Personnel

  • Jim Reid, 2016-2017, 2017-2018, 2018-2019, 2019-2020

ITU-T Liaison Manager

Skill set:

- Experience from the ITU-T process, and the overall ITU process

- Understanding of the ITU structure, different memberships in ITU

- Understanding of the difference between contribution driven processes in ITU and IETF

- Knowledge of the IETF/ITU-T relationship

- Ability and instincts needed to analyze a situation and think several moves and contingencies ahead

- Ability to act diplomatically and under stress


- Chair of the ITU-T-Liaison group

. Work together with the IAB/IESG on the strategy of the IETF/ITU-T relationships
. Support IAB, IESG and other I* people with "political" tactics in the relationship with ITU-T
. Keep track of the developments in ITU that may be relevant to the IETF. Filter information/rumours from ITU-T so that the "correct" level in I* (ISOC, IAB, IESG, Area Director, wg chair, liaison etc) get the information
. Maintain continuity of the relationship with ITU. Be the individual that stay in touch with equivalent in ITU-T (TSB)
. Facilitate coordination of communication and positions of the IAB/IETF with ISOC and other SDOs when needed. Work when needed also with non-SDOs regarding tactics.

- Together with the liaison shepherd in the IAB maintain continuity and context of the liaison exchanges and ensure the ITU-T liaisons are allocated properly

. Keep track of (with the help of the liaison tool) incoming and outgoing liaisons
. Assign actions on incoming liaisons that do not have a clear destination
. Approximately quarterly plus at IETF meeting (as result of the filtering) -- summarise status on issues to IESG and IAB (on request and when needed)
. Work closely with IAB and IESG chairs on tactics, often on very short notice
. Manage the mailing list for ITU-T liaisons
. Be the main token holder of features/bugs in the IETF liaison tool (as ITU-T liaison is the "heaviest")

- Independence

. Being able to convey and defend IAB/IETF positions, even if they conflict with conflict with employer positions or national positions

- Have time allocated

. Estimate is one full day a week, but very unevenly distributed. In critical situations can go up to 2 days/week
. Attend the IETF meetings
. Be prepared to go to the GSC meetings once a year
. Be prepared to go to IAB meetings outside of IETF
. Be prepared to go to Geneva (other ITU-T liaisons take care of specific SG meetings)


See IAB_Nomcom