ICANN Resolutions » Appointment of B-Root Server Operator Representative to the RSSAC

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Appointment of B-Root Server Operator Representative to the RSSAC


Resolution of the ICANN Board
Topic: 
Board approves Appointment of B-Root Server Operator Representative to the RSSAC
Summary: 

Board approves the appointment of Wes Hardaker as the representative for the B-Root Server Operator Representative to the RSSAC through 31 December 2017

Category: 
Board
General
Root Zone
Meeting Date: 
Thu, 25 Jun 2015
Resolution Number: 
2015.06.25.02
Resolution Text: 

Whereas, the ICANN Bylaws call for the establishment of a Root Server System Advisory Committee (RSSAC) with the role to advise the ICANN community and Board on matters relating to the operation, administration, security, and integrity of the Internet's Root Server System.

Whereas, the ICANN Bylaws call for Board appointment of RSSAC members based on recommendations from the RSSAC Chairs.

Whereas, the RSSAC Chairs recommended for Board consideration the appointment of Wes Hardaker to the RSSAC to represent the B-root server operator.

Resolved (2015.06.25.02), the Board appoints Wes Hardaker as the representative for B-root server operator through 31 December 2017 to the Root Server System Advisory Committee.

Rationale for Resolution: 

In May 2013, the Root Server Operators (RSOs) agreed to an initial membership of RSO representatives for RSSAC, and each RSO nominated an individual. The Board approved the initial membership of RSSAC in July 2013 with staggered terms.

USC-ISI has named a new representative on behalf of B-root, and the RSSAC Co-Chairs have recommended this representative be formally appointed to the RSSAC. The representative will serve the remaining time of the three-year term, which began on 1 January 2015.

The appointment of these RSSAC members is not anticipated to have any fiscal impact on ICANN, though there are budgeted resources necessary for ongoing support of the RSSAC.

This resolution is an organizational administrative function for which no public comment is required. The appointment of RSSAC members contributes to ICANN's commitment to strengthening the security, stability and resiliency of the DNS.