Root Server System Advisory Committee
The Root Server System Advisory Committee (RSSAC) is responsible for advising the ICANN community and Board on matters relating to the operation, administration, security, and integrity of the Internet's Root Server System, as outlined in its charter from the ICANN Bylaws.
The RSSAC consists of representatives of the organizations responsible for operating the world's 13 root name servers as voting members. On 18 July 2013, the Board approved the initial membership and leadership of the RSSAC, with new representatives also appointed on 26 June 2014.
|Root||Root Server Operator||Representative||Term Expires||Alternate|
|A/J||Verisign||Brad Verd (Co-Chair)||31 December 2018||Matt Weinberg|
|B||University of Southern California||Wes Hardaker||31 December 2017||Suzanne Woolf|
|C||Cogent||Paul Vixie||31 December 2017||Hank Kilmer|
|D||University of Maryland||Tripti Sinha (Co-Chair)||31 December 2016||Gerry Sneeringer|
|E||NASA||Kevin Jones||31 December 2016||Ray Gilstrap|
|F||Internet Systems Consortium||Brian Reid||31 December 2018||Warren Kumari|
|G||US Department of Defense||Jim Cassell||31 December 2016||Kevin Wright|
|H||US Army Research Laboratory||Howard Kash||31 December 2016||N/A|
|I||Netnod||Lars-Johan Liman||31 December 2018||Johan Ihrén|
|K||RIPE Network Coordination Centre||Daniel Karrenberg||31 December 2017||Kaveh Ranjbar|
|L||ICANN||John Crain||31 December 2018||Terry Manderson|
|M||WIDE Project||Jun Murai||31 December 2017||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||Elise Gerich (IANA)|
|Root Zone Administrator||Ashley Heineman (NTIA)|
|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||Suzanne Woolf|
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.