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 Chair.
Whereas, the RSSAC Chair has recommended to the ICANN Board of Directors the appointments of representatives from Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN); Internet Systems Consortium; Netnod; and Verisign, Inc. to the RSSAC.
Resolved (2021.10.28.01), the ICANN Board of Directors appoints Fred Baker, Matt Larson, Lars-Johan Liman, and Brad Verd to the RSSAC through 31 December 2024.
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 Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN); Internet Systems Consortium; Netnod; and Verisign, Inc. expires 31 December 2021.
Today, the Board is taking action pursuant to Article 12, Section 12.2 (c)(ii) of the ICANN Bylaws to appoint members to the RSSAC.
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 contributes to the public interest and the commitment of the ICANN organization to strengthen the security, stability, and resiliency of the DNS, and therefore is also consistent with ICANN's Mission.