Institution type: IAB is nowadays a committee of Internet Society (ISOC).
Geographical scope: global
Activities and ResponsibilitiesIAB has a number of organisational governance responsibilities regarding the work of Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF). In particular, IAB serves as the appeal body in regard to decisions in IETF's standardization process, and IAB is responsible for the appointment of liason representatives representing IETF in the relationship to other standardization and Internet governance organizations. The details of these responsibilities are defined in RFC 2850 and summarized in the Wikipedia article.
Furthermore, IAB co-organizes, together with other Internet governance organizations, seminars on Internet governance topics which are of strong strategic and architectural importance and which have a strong technical aspect.
Related fora and institutions
- Governance institutions with (actual or potential) global relevance
- Governance of core technical aspects of the Internet
- Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA)
- Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)
- Internet Society (ISOC)
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