ICANN Resolutions » 2012-09-13 - Response to SSAC Letter of 2 July 2012
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Board responds to SSAC letter of 2 July 2012 regarding the new gTLD process, requesting that staff complete documentation of the interactions between ICANN and the root server operators with respect to root zone scaling, work with NTIA and Verisign to explore publication of statements regarding preparation for the proposed changes, and publish current estimates of the expected growth of TLDs; formally asks RSSAC for its advice on these issues; and formally asks SSAC for its advice on how to conduct interdisciplinary studies of security and stability implications from expanding the root zone more than an order of magnitude.
Whereas, on July 2, 2012, the ICANN Board received a letter from Patrik Fältström, Chairman of the ICANN Security and Stability Advisory Committee,http://www.icann.org/en/news/correspondence/faltstrom-to-icann-board-02jul12-en, providing an update of the SSAC's views on the status of the new gTLD process.
Whereas, the Board seeks to respond to the recommendations set forth in the letter.
Resolved (2012.09.13.05), the Board thanks SSAC for its advice of 2 July 2012.
Resolved (2012.09.13.06), with respect to the individual recommendations:
As part of ICANN's commitment to Accountability & Transparency, ICANN is committed to reviewing advice provided by its Advisory Committees. The SSAC concerns set out in the above-referenced letter identify areas where ICANN could perform additional work for the benefit of the ICANN community. Undertaking the work called for in the resolution will have an impact on ICANN and community resources. The outcomes of this work may ultimately resolution a positive impact on the security, stability & resiliency of the DNS.
SAC 042 – SSAC Comment on the Root Scaling Study Team Report and the TNO Report, is available at https://www.icann.org/en/groups/ssac/documents/sac-042-en
SAC 046 - Report of the Security and Stability Advisory Committee on Root Scaling is available at https://www.icann.org/en/groups/ssac/documents/sac-046-en