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

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Appointment of F-Root Server Operator Representative to the RSSAC


Resolution of the ICANN Board
Meeting Date: 
Thu, 16 Mar 2017
Resolution Number: 
2017.03.16.03
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 Root Server System of the Internet.

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

Whereas, the RSSAC Co-Chairs recommended for consideration by the Board of Directors the appointment of a representative from the F-root server operator to the RSSAC.

Resolved (2017.03.16.03), the Board of Directors appoints to the RSSAC the representative from F-root server operator, Fred Baker, through 31 December 2018.

Rationale for Resolution: 

In May 2013, the root server operators (RSO) agreed to an initial membership of RSO representatives for RSSAC, and each RSO nominated an individual. The Board of Directors approved the initial membership of RSSAC in July 2013 with staggered terms.

Brian Reid has been serving as the F-root server operator representative since March 2016. On 17 January 2017, the F-root server operator, Internet Systems Consortium, requested to change its representative from Brian Reid to Fred Baker for the remainder of the term.

The appointment of this RSSAC member 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 the commitment of ICANN to strengthening the security, stability, and resiliency of the DNS.