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Root Server System Advisory Committee Appointments


Resolution of the ICANN Board
Meeting Date: 
Sun, 4 Feb 2018
Resolution Number: 
2018.02.04.03
Resolution Text: 

Whereas, Article 12, Section 12.2(c)(ii) of the Bylaws states that the Board of Directors shall appoint the co-chairs and members of the Root Server System Advisory Committee (RSSAC).

Whereas, on 5 December 2017, the RSSAC conducted an election for one co-chair position and re-elected Brad Verd of Verisign (A/J-root server operator organization) to a final two-year term as co-chair.

Whereas, the RSSAC requests the Board of Directors action with respect to the appointment of its co-chair.

Resolved (2018.02.04.03), the Board of Directors accepts the recommendation of the RSSAC and appoints Brad Verd to a two-year term as co-chair of RSSAC and extends its best wishes on this important role.

Rationale for Resolution: 

The ICANN Bylaws call for the ICANN Board to appoint the RSSAC co-chairs as selected by the membership of the RSSAC. The appointment of 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 decision is in the public interest and within ICANN's mission, as it is exercising a responsibility specifically reserved to the Board within the Bylaws, and supports the community's work on root server operational issues.

This is an Organizational Administrative Function for which no public comment is required.