ICANN Publishes RSSAC2 Review Survey for Community Input

ICANN logoInterisle, the independent examiner conducting the second review of the ICANN Root Server System Advisory Committee (RSSAC2), is launching a survey to collect input from those who have interacted with RSSAC and/or have ideas for ways to improve it.

Please share your input by taking the survey found at this link: https://rssac2017.limequery.net/168544. The survey will close on 27 December 2017.


A periodic review of the RSSAC is mandated by ICANN Bylaws Section 4.4 “Periodic Review of ICANN Structure and Operations”.

The RSSAC plays a critical role within ICANN, advising the ICANN community and Board on matters related to the operation, administration, security, and integrity of the Internet’s Root Server System. It communicates on matters relating to the operation of the Root Servers and their multiple instances with the Internet technical community and the ICANN community. The RSSAC gathers and articulates requirements to offer to those engaged in technical revision of the protocols and best common practices related to the operation of Domain Name System servers, as well as ongoing threat assessment and risk analysis of the Root Server System, among other related activities.

Next Steps

Following the close of the survey, the independent examiner will analyze survey responses received along with input received via interviews at ICANN60, IETF100, and other forums, as input into its assessment report, to be posted in February 2018.

RSSAC Resources


ICANN‘s mission is to ensure a stable, secure and unified global Internet. To reach another person on the Internet, you need to type an address – a name or a number – into your computer or other device. That address must be unique so computers know where to find each other. ICANN helps coordinate and support these unique identifiers across the world. ICANN was formed in 1998 as a not-for-profit public-benefit corporation with a community of participants from all over the world

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