Hirofumi Hotta of JPRS Appointed as a Member of the ICANN Root Server System Governance Working Group (GWG)
Hirofumi Hotta (a.k.a. Hiro Hotta) of JPRS was appointed as a member of the ICANN Root Server System Governance Working Group (GWG).
The DNS Root Server System (RSS) has 13 identities from A to M and consists of more than 1000 instances. Those instances are operated stably on a voluntary basis in collaboration among 12 root server operators (RSOs).
As importance of the Internet increases, demands for more stability of RSS and its sound grounds naturally increase. Considering such a situation, the RSOs, using the ICANN Root Server System Advisory Committee (RSSAC) as a vehicle, had taken an initiative and voluntarily started to discuss how to construct a stronger governance model of the RSS in order to make one of fundamentals of the Internet sustainable into the future.
The result of the discussion was published as RSSAC037 document in June 2018 and proposed to the ICANN Board. Then, the ICANN Board resolved a framework for the governance structure based on RSSAC037. According to the resolution the GWG was established in January 2020 to develop a concrete governance model for the RSS.
The GWG consists of the following ten (10) representatives and three (3) liaisons:
- ICANN ccNSO: two (2)
- ICANN Registries Stakeholder Group (RySG): two (2)
- IAB/IETF: two (2)
- RSOs: three (3)
- ICANN Security and Stability Advisory Committee (SSAC): one (1)
- IANA, ICANN Board, Root Zone Maintainer
Hotta participates the GWG as one of three (3) representatives of the RSOs. The work of the GWG will last for two years.
JPRS has operated M-Root DNS server jointly with WIDE Project since 2005. Hotta has contributed to stable and secure operation of the RSS, as a member of the RSSAC since 2014. Hotta and JPRS will continue further contribution to the global Internet community by using their expertise and experiences.
- Root Server System Governance Working Group (GWG)
- Charter and Operating Procedures
- Root Server System Advisory Committee
- RSSAC037 | A Proposed Governance Model for the DNS Root Server System
- WIDE Project and JPRS Start Joint Operation of a Root DNS Server