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||Alternate||Term Expires|
|Cogent||Paul Vixie||Brad Belanger||31 December 2020|
|ICANN||Matt Larson||Terry Manderson||31 December 2021|
|Internet Systems Consortium||Fred Baker (Co-Chair)||Jeff Osborn||31 December 2021|
|NASA||Keith Bluestein||Tom Miglin||31 December 2019|
|Netnod||Lars-Johan Liman||Patrik Fältström||31 December 2021|
|RIPE Network Coordination Centre||Daniel Karrenberg||Kaveh Ranjbar||31 December 2020|
|University of Maryland||Karl Reuss||Gerry Sneeringer||31 December 2019|
|University of Southern California||Wes Hardaker||Suzanne Woolf||31 December 2020|
|US Army Research Laboratory||Howard Kash||Kenneth Renard||31 December 2019|
|US Department of Defense||Kevin Wright||Ryan Stephenson||31 December 2019|
|Verisign, Inc.||Brad Verd (Co-Chair)||Matt Weinberg||31 December 2021|
|WIDE Project||Jun Murai||Hiro Hotta||31 December 2020|
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.