Root Server System Advisory Committee
The Root Server System Advisory Committee (RSSAC) advises the ICANN Board and community on matters relating to the operation, administration, security, and integrity of the root server system, as outlined in its charter from the ICANN Bylaws.
The RSSAC consists of representatives from the organizations responsible for operating global root name service. On 18 July 2013, the ICANN Board approved the initial membership and leadership of the RSSAC, with new representatives also appointed on 26 June 2014.
|Root Server Operator||Representative||Term Expires||Alternate|
|Cogent||Paul Vixie||31 December 2020||Brad Belanger|
|ICANN||Terry Manderson||31 December 2018||Matt Larson|
|Internet Systems Consortium||Fred Baker||31 December 2018||Jeff Osborn|
|NASA||Kevin Jones||31 December 2019||Grace De Leon|
|Netnod||Lars-Johan Liman||31 December 2018||Johan Ihrén|
|RIPE Network Coordination Centre||Daniel Karrenberg||31 December 2020||Kaveh Ranjbar|
|University of Maryland||Tripti Sinha (Co-Chair)||31 December 2019||Gerry Sneeringer|
|University of Southern California||Wes Hardaker||31 December 2020||Suzanne Woolf|
|US Army Research Laboratory||Howard Kash||31 December 2019||Kenneth Renard|
|US Department of Defense||Kevin Wright||31 December 2019||Ryan Stephenson|
|Verisign, Inc.||Brad Verd (Co-Chair)||31 December 2018||Matt Weinberg|
|WIDE Project||Jun Murai||31 December 2020||Hiro Hotta|
The RSSAC also consists of representatives of the organizations responsible for the maintenance of the authoritative root zone as non-voting members. Liaisons from external organizations and groups also participate as non-voting members.
|IANA Functions Operator||Naela Sarras (PTI)|
|Root Zone Maintainer||Duane Wessels (Verisign)|
|Liaison from the Internet Architecture Board||Daniel Migault|
|Liaison from the SSAC||Russ Mundy|
|Liaison to the ICANN Board of Directors||Kaveh Ranjbar|
|Liaison to the Customer Standing Committee||Lars-Johan Liman|
|Liaison to the Root Zone Evolution Review Committee||Brad Verd|
The RSSAC holds periodic teleconferences and meets in person at IETF meetings and ICANN meetings. Minutes from meetings of the previous RSSAC and the current RSSAC (where available) can be viewed here.
The Caucus of DNS and root server system experts will be responsible for the essential work of the RSSAC. More information about the Caucus can be viewed here.
The RSSAC may publish advisories, correspondence, reports, and statements within its mandate of advising the ICANN community and Board as well as documents related to its own administration and work. More information about RSSAC Publications can be viewed here.
Frequently Asked Questions
The RSSAC maintains a list of Frequently Asked Questions that can be found here.