Root Server System Advisory Committee (RSSAC)
The role of the Root Server System Advisory Committee ("RSSAC") is to advise the ICANN community and Board on matters relating to the operation, administration, security, and integrity of the Internet's Root Server System. For more information on the RSSAC, click here.
RSSAC Organizational Review
The goal of the review, to be undertaken pursuant to such criteria and standards as the Board shall direct, shall be to determine (i) whether that organization, council or committee has a continuing purpose in the ICANN structure, (ii) if so, whether any change in structure or operations is desirable to improve its effectiveness and (iii) whether that organization, council or committee is accountable to its constituencies, stakeholder groups, organizations and other stakeholders.
These periodic reviews shall be conducted no less frequently than every five years, based on feasibility as determined by the Board. Each five-year cycle will be computed from the moment of the reception by the Board of the final report of the relevant review Working Group.
The graphic below illustrates phases and status of each review - a indicates that all activities within a given phase have been completed. The chart that follows the graphic provides further details of key activities and milestones within each phase – you can view these details by clicking on each of the phases in the graphic. The table also contains links to relevant documents.
|Plan Review||Initiate Review||Board Resolution Initiating the Second Review of the Root Server System Advisory Committee||19 Apr 2017|
|RFP for Independent Examiner||Announcement of Independent Examiner Request for Proposals||5 Jun 2017|
|Request for Proposal Extension||Extended Deadline: Request for Proposal for the RSSAC Organizational Review||11 Jul 2017|
|Plan Review||Appointment of review team members||Appointment of review team members||26 Jun 2008|
|Terms of Reference||Document outlining the scope of work adopted by the review team||11 Jul 2008|
|RFP for external consultant||Independent Expert Request for Proposals announcement||11 Jul 2008|
|Conduct Review||Executive Summary of Report of Independent Consultant||Executive Summary of Independent Review of the Root Server System Advisory Committee||20 Feb 2009|
|Public Comment on Independent Consultant’s Report||Public Comment on Independent Review of Root Server System Advisory Committee by Westlake Consulting Limited||25 Feb 2009|
|Final Report of Independent Consultant||Independent Review of the Root Server System Advisory Committee by Westlake Consulting Limited||9 Mar 2009|
|Draft Report||Draft Final Report of the RSSAC Review Working Group||26 Apr 2010|
|Public Comment on RSSAC Review WG’s Draft Report||Public comment on RSSAC Review Working Group’s Draft Report||27 Apr 2010|
|Final Report||Final report submitted to ICANN Board||8 Jun 2010|
|Board receipt of the Final Report||Board action and resolution||5 Aug 2010|
|Plan Implementation||Board approval of RSSAC Review Implementation Plan||Board action and resolution||25 Jan 2011|
|Implement Improvements||Details of implementation and periodic updates||Information available on the ICANN website||1 Dec 2010|
|RSSAC Bylaws Amendments||Board adopts changes to ICANN Bylaws that are necessary to modify the charter for the RSSAC in line with the recommendations from the organizational review of the RSSAC.||11 Apr 2013|
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