IETF Appointment Procedures for the ICANN Root Zone Evolution Review Committee
RFC 8128

Document Type RFC - Informational (March 2017; No errata)
Last updated 2017-03-10
Replaces draft-morgan-iab-rzerc
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Internet Architecture Board (IAB)                              C. Morgan
Request for Comments: 8128                                           AMS
Category: Informational                                       March 2017
ISSN: 2070-1721

                    IETF Appointment Procedures for
             the ICANN Root Zone Evolution Review Committee

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 document is not an Internet Standards Track specification; it is
   published for informational purposes.

   This document is a product of the Internet Architecture Board (IAB)
   and represents information that the IAB has deemed valuable to
   provide for permanent record.  It represents the consensus of the
   Internet Architecture Board (IAB).  Documents approved for
   publication by the IAB are not a candidate for any level of Internet
   Standard; see Section 2 of RFC 7841.

   Information about the current status of this document, any errata,
   and how to provide feedback on it may be obtained at
   http://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc8128.

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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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
     3.4.  Timeframe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
     3.5.  Mid-term Vacancies  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
       3.5.1.  Interim Appointment Process . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
   4.  IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
   5.  Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
   6.  Normative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
   IAB Members at the Time of Approval .  . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  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 its delegate to the committee.

   The IAB will select one person for a one-year term.  This appointment
   can be renewed 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.

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   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
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