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Security and Stability Advisory Committee

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SSAC conducts ongoing threat assessment and risk analysis for Internet allocation services to determine which are viable threats and how these threats could influence the stability of the Internet. SSAC advises the ICANN community based on the results of these assessments.
In order to fulfill its objective to advise [[ICANN]], SSAC develops comments, reports , and advisories on the issues which may concern the Internet community.* ''Reports'' are documents which that contain substantive information and are developed in a few months' time. The reports represent a well-structured and , in-depth analysis concerning of a specific topic or issue, and includes include recommendations for ICANN.* ''Comments'' are the SSAC responses received based on the to reports created by other ICANN groups bodies or other eligible organizations. These comments are usually supplied to public callsthrough [[Public Comment]] proceedings. * ''Advisories'' are concise documents containing useful and , clear advice for ICANN and the Internet communityso that they can act in a timely manner. The advisories supply recommendations and solutions for problems and ways to reduce risks and threats. <ref>[ SSAC reporting]</ref> The SSAC produces Reports, Advisories, and Comments on a range of topics. Reports are longer, substantive documents, which usually take a few or several months to develop. Advisories are shorter documents produced more quickly to provide timely advice to the community. Comments are responses to reports or other documents prepared by others, i.e. ICANN staff, SOs, other ACs, or, perhaps, by other groups outside of ICANN. The SSAC considers matters pertaining to the correct and reliable operation of the root name system, to address allocation and Internet number assignment, and to registry and registrar services such as WHOIS. The SSAC also tracks and assesses threats and risks to the Internet naming and address allocation services.

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