ICANN Resolutions » Appointment of Root Server Operator Organization Representatives to the RSSAC
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Whereas, the ICANN Bylaws call for the establishment of the Root Server System Advisory Committee (RSSAC) with the role to advise the ICANN community and ICANN Board of Directors on matters relating to the operation, administration, security, and integrity of the Internet's Root Server System.
Whereas, the ICANN Bylaws call for the ICANN Board of Directors to appoint one RSSAC member from each root server operator organization, based on recommendations from the RSSAC Co-Chairs.
Whereas, the RSSAC Co-Chairs have recommended to the ICANN Board of Directors the appointment of representatives from Internet Systems Consortium (ISC), Inc.; National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA); ICANN organization; Netnod; University of Maryland; and Verisign, Inc. to the RSSAC.
Resolved (2018.10.25.02), the Board appoints the following persons to serve on the RSSAC: Keith Bluestein and Karl Reuss through 31 December 2019; and Fred Baker, Matt Larson, Lars-Johan Liman, and Brad Verd through 31 December 2021.
In May 2013, the root server operator organizations agreed to an initial membership of representatives for the RSSAC, each nominating an individual. The ICANN Board of Directors approved the initial membership of the RSSAC in July 2013 with staggered terms.
The current term for the representatives from Internet Systems Consortium (ISC), Inc.; ICANN organization; Netnod; and Verisign, Inc. expires 31 December 2018. In September 2018, the ICANN organization and University of Maryland requested to change their representatives for the remainder of the current term, which expires on 31 December 2019.
The appointment of RSSAC members is not anticipated to have any fiscal impact on the ICANN organization that has not already been accounted for in the 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 is in the public interest and in furtherance of ICANN's mission as it contributes to the commitment of the ICANN organization to strengthen the security, stability, and resiliency of the DNS.