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IETF Administrative Oversight Committee

The IETF Administrative Oversight Committee (IAOC) is part of the support organization for the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF).

IETF Administrative Oversight Committee
TypeSupport organization

The Committee, whose purpose and organization is given in RFC 4071 (BCP 101), oversees the IETF secretariat and related functions. It has a purely administrative role in selection meeting locations, looking after the finances and administrative functions of the IETF. It has no technical role in the setting of Internet standards.

Its members are appointed by the IETF Nominating Committee (NomCom) (of randomly chosen volunteers who participate regularly at meetings is vested with the power to appoint, reappoint, and remove members of the IESG, IAB, IASA, and the IAOC.[1]), the IESG, IAB and ISOC Board of Trustees for 2 years terms. And ex-officio members as the IETF Chair (ex officio), IAB Chair (ex officio) and ISOC President/CEO (ex officio).

Its appointed members are also members of the IETF Trust, which holds the IPR of the IETF.


  1. ^ "IETF NomCom", IETF. Retrieved 21 July 2014.
  • [rfc:4071 RFC 4][1][rfc:4071 071]: Structure of the IETF Administrative Support Activity (IASA).
  • RFC 4333: The IETF Administrative Oversight Committee (IAOC) Member Selection Guidelines and Process.


The IAOC Chairperson is selected by the IAOC members for a 1-year renewable term.

  • Lucy Lynch (2006-2007)
  • Kurtis Lindqvist (2007-2008)
  • Jonne Soininen (2008-2009)
  • Bob Hinden (2009-2014)
  • Chris Griffiths (2013-2014)
  • Tobias Gondrom (2015-)

External linksEdit

  1. ^ "IETF NomCom", IETF. Retrieved 21 July 2014.