ICANN Resolutions » Appointment of Root Server System Advisory Committee (RSSAC) Co-Chair

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Appointment of Root Server System Advisory Committee (RSSAC) Co-Chair

Resolution of the ICANN Board
Meeting Date: 
Thu, 25 Oct 2018
Resolution Number: 
Resolution Text: 

Whereas, the ICANN Bylaws state that the ICANN Board of Directors shall appoint the co-chairs and members of the RSSAC.

Whereas, on 24 October 2018, the RSSAC conducted an election for one co-chair position and elected Fred Baker to a two-year term as co-chair.

Whereas, the RSSAC recommends that the Board take action with respect to the appointment of the RSSAC Co-Chair.

Resolved (2018.10.25.03), the Board accepts the recommendation of the RSSAC and appoints Fred Baker as Co-Chair of the RSSAC and extends its best wishes on this important role.

Rationale for Resolution: 

The ICANN Bylaws call for the ICANN Board of Directors to appoint the RSSAC Co-Chairs as selected by the membership of the RSSAC. The appointment of the RSSAC Co-Chairs will allow the RSSAC to be properly composed to serve its function as an advisory committee.

The appointment of the RSSAC Co-Chairs 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 is an organizational administrative function for which no public comment is required. The appointment of the RSSAC Co-Chairs contributes to the commitment of the ICANN organization to strengthen the security, stability, and resiliency of the DNS.