Root Server System Advisory Committee (RSSAC) Review
The Board took action on 12 June 2022 to defer the Third Review of the Root Server System Advisory Committee. See the Board resolution here.
|RSSAC Review Wiki Workspace Page
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|Introduction to Reviews
Learn more about Reviews, their purpose and process for conducting and opportunities to participate
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|
|Conduct Review||Selection of Independent Examiner||Announcement of Selection of Independent Examiner, Interisle||28 Sep 2017|
|Review Survey Published for Community Input||Survey launched to collect input from those who have interacted with RSSAC||27 Nov 2017|
|Assessment Report Published||Independent Examiner published Assessment Report of the RSSAC||27 Feb 2018|
|Draft Final Report||Independent Examiner published Draft Final Report for public comments||1 May 2018|
|Final Report||Independent Examiner published final report||2 Jul 2018|
|Plan Implementation||Feasibility Assessment & Initial Implementation Plan||RSSAC2 Review Feasibility Assessment & Initial Implementation Plan||2 Oct 2018|
|Board Accepts Final Report and Implementation Plan||Board accepts the final report from the independent examiner and the Feasibility Assessment and Initial Implementation Plan||3 May 2019|
|Implement Improvements||Board Accepts Implementation Plan||Board accepts the RSSAC Review Detailed Implementation Plan||12 Mar 2020|
|Implementation Report #1||RSSAC2 Organizational Review Implementation Progress Report||24 Jun 2020|
|Implementation Report #2||RSSAC2 Organizational Review Implementation Progress Report||9 Dec 2020|
|Implementation Report #3||RSSAC2 Organizational Review Implementation Progress Report||3 Jun 2021|
|Implementation Report #4||RSSAC2 Organizational Review Implementation Progress Report||13 Dec 2021|
|Implementation Report #5 - Final||RSSAC2 Organizational Review Implementation Progress Report||30 Jun 2022|
|Standard Operating Procedures||Deferral of Third RSSAC Review||Deferral of the Third RSSAC Review (RSSAC3)||12 Jun 2022|
|Board Action||Board accepts the status of implementation of recommendations from the RSSAC2 Review as reported by the RSSAC, thereby completing the RSSAC2 Review||22 Sep 2022|