IETF ICANN Root Zone Evolution Review Committee Appointment Procedures
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Network Working Group C. Morgan Internet-Draft AMS Intended status: Informational August 31, 2016 Expires: March 4, 2017 IETF ICANN Root Zone Evolution Review Committee Appointment Procedures draft-iab-rzerc-00 Abstract This memo outlines the process by which the IETF makes an appointment to the ICANN Root Zone Evolution Review Committee (RZERC). Status of This Memo This Internet-Draft is submitted in full conformance with the provisions of BCP 78 and BCP 79. Internet-Drafts are working documents of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF). Note that other groups may also distribute working documents as Internet-Drafts. The list of current Internet- Drafts is at http://datatracker.ietf.org/drafts/current/. Internet-Drafts are draft documents valid for a maximum of six months and may be updated, replaced, or obsoleted by other documents at any time. It is inappropriate to use Internet-Drafts as reference material or to cite them other than as "work in progress." This Internet-Draft will expire on March 4, 2017. Copyright Notice Copyright (c) 2016 IETF Trust and the persons identified as the document authors. All rights reserved. This document is subject to BCP 78 and the IETF Trust's Legal Provisions Relating to IETF Documents (http://trustee.ietf.org/license-info) in effect on the date of publication of this document. Please review these documents carefully, as they describe your rights and restrictions with respect to this document. Code Components extracted from this document must include Simplified BSD License text as described in Section 4.e of the Trust Legal Provisions and are provided without warranty as described in the Simplified BSD License. Morgan Expires March 4, 2017 [Page 1] Internet-Draft rzerc August 2016 Table of Contents 1. Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 2. Desirable Qualifications for an IETF-Nominated RZERC Member . 2 3. IETF-Nominated RZERC Member Selection Process . . . . . . . . 3 3.1. Term Length . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 3.2. Nominations and Eligibility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 3.3. Selection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 3.4. Timeframe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 3.5. Mid-term Vacancies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 3.5.1. Interim Appointment Process . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 4. IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 5. Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 6. Normative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Appendix A. IAB Members at the time of this writing . . . . . . 5 Author's Address . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 1. Introduction The ICANN Root Zone Evolution Review Committee (RZERC) reviews proposed architectural changes to the content of the DNS root zone, the systems including both hardware and software components used in executing changes to the DNS root zone, and the mechanisms used for distribution of the DNS root zone, and makes recommendations to the ICANN Board. As stipulated in [RZERC-Charter] the IETF is called upon to name a delegate to the committee. The IAB will select one person for a one-year term. This appointment will be renewable for up to three additional one-year terms. This memo outlines the process by which the IETF makes that selection. In brief, this document describes the timeframe and procedures for the IAB to solicit public input and make a selection for the open position. 2. Desirable Qualifications for an IETF-Nominated RZERC Member Candidates for the RZERC should have a demonstrable involvement in the IETF with a particular focus on active participation in IETF Working Groups. The candidate is expected to possess clearly demonstrated technical competence in Internet technology relating to the DNS root zone, and be able to articulate those technology issues such that the ICANN Board can be provided with sound technical perspectives. The candidate is also expected to be able to understand the respective roles and responsibilities of the IETF and ICANN and be able to articulate these roles within both organizational communities. Morgan Expires March 4, 2017 [Page 2] Internet-Draft rzerc August 2016 The candidate will be a representative or a delegate of the IETF. It is expected that the candidate would be able to call on experts in the IETF community as required, to ensure that the ICANN Board receives the highest quality technical advice available. 3. IETF-Nominated RZERC Member Selection Process 3.1. Term Length The IETF appointment to the RZERC will serve a one-year term. This appointment will be renewable for up to three additional one-year terms. In cases when the incumbent is willing to serve for an additional term and has not yet exceeded the term limits described above, the IAB will ask the IETF community for feedback on the incumbent to find out whether it is necessary to run a full selection process. If the IAB determines that it is not necessary to run a full selection process, the incumbent will be re-appointed by the IAB for another year. 3.2. Nominations and Eligibility Except in cases when the IAB has decided to re-appoint the incumbent, each year, the IAB will make a public call for nominations on the email@example.com mailing list. The public call will specify the manner by which nominations will be accepted and the means by which the list of nominees will be published. Self-nominations are permitted. Along with the name and contact information for each candidate, details about the candidate's background and qualifications for the position should be attached to the nomination. All IETF participants, including working group chairs, IETF NomCom members, IAB members, IAOC members, and IESG members are eligible for nomination. IAB members who accept a nomination will recuse themselves from selection discussions. 3.3. Selection The IAB will publish the list of nominated persons, review the material, and make a selection. The IAB will consider potential conflicts with a position on the ICANN RZERC and any other ICANN committees supported by nominated candidates. Morgan Expires March 4, 2017 [Page 3] Internet-Draft rzerc August 2016 3.4. Timeframe The IAB expects to seat new RZERC members in time for ICANN's annual general meeting in Q4 of each year. Basic timeframe requirements for the IETF process are as follows: o 4-6 weeks for solicitation of nominations or review of incumbent o 4-6 weeks for review of nominees, deliberation and selection In Q2 of each year, the IAB will announce the specific dates for the RZERC selection process for that year (taking into account the particular dates of IETF and ICANN meetings, etc), following the guidelines above. 3.5. Mid-term Vacancies This document describes the process for the general, annual appointment of RZERC members to fill the seats of members whose terms are ending. However, if an IETF-appointed member of the RZERC is unable to serve his or her full term, the IAB may, at its discretion, immediately select a replacement to serve the remainder of the term using the interim process defined in Section 3.5.1. If the IAB does not invoke the interim process, the next annual selection process will fill the vacancy. 3.5.1. Interim Appointment Process If the IAB elects to fill the mid-term vacancy before the next annual selection, a separate timeline will be announced and the rest of the process described in this document will be followed. 4. IANA Considerations This document has no actions for IANA. 5. Security Considerations This document does not describe any technical protocols and has no implications for network security. 6. Normative References [RZERC-Charter] ICANN, "Root Zone Evolution Review Committee (RZERC) Charter", August 2016, <https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/files/revised- rzerc-charter-08aug16-en.pdf>. Morgan Expires March 4, 2017 [Page 4] Internet-Draft rzerc August 2016 Appendix A. IAB Members at the time of this writing Jari Arkko Ralph Droms Ted Hardie Joe Hildebrand Russ Housley Lee Howard Erik Nordmark Robert Sparks Andrew Sullivan Dave Thaler Martin Thomson Brian Trammell Suzanne Woolf Author's Address Cindy Morgan AMS Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Morgan Expires March 4, 2017 [Page 5]