RSSAC Operational Procedures

Date IssuedDocumentReference IDCurrent Phase

RSSAC Operational ProceduresRSSAC000v8



These are the Operational Procedures of the Root Server System Advisory Committee (RSSAC). The role of the RSSAC is to advise the ICANN community and Board of Directors on matters relating to the operation, administration, security, and integrity of the Internet's Root Server System. The RSSAC’s responsibilities are defined in the ICANN Bylaws, Article XII, Section 2.c.

These Operational Procedures document how the RSSAC will carry out its work, with the rationale for processes where it seems helpful. In case of conflict with the ICANN Bylaws, the ICANN Bylaws take precedence.


DatePhaseTypeStatus Updates


ClosedPhase ChangeThis Advice Item is now Closed


Phase 2Phase UpdateUnderstandings sent to RSSAC


Phase 2Board UnderstandingICANN understands RSSAC000v8 is the RSSAC's Operational Procedure document. As there is no action for the ICANN Board, this item will be considered closed.


Phase 2Phase ChangeNow in Phase 2: Understand


Phase 1Phase UpdateICANN acknowledged receipt of Advice


Phase 1Phase ChangeNow in Phase 1: Acknowledge


Phase 1Phase UpdateRSSAC Published RSSAC000v8: RSSAC Operational Procedures Link: