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RSSAC000v8 was published on 25 January 2024. All RSSAC publications can be found at

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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

The RSSAC reviews its operational procedures annually. This eigth version of the RSSAC Operational Procedures adds an Observer membership to the RSSAC Caucus and clarifies the new rules around ranked choice voting when selecting multiple winners. To align with the recent operational changes to the ICANN Nominating Committee, RSSAC000v8 also changes the term of the RSSAC's delegate to the NomCom's to two years, and no longer requires the RSSAC Chair to be appointed by the Board