[ALAC] Fwd: ICANN Board resolutions - from 11 Oct 2011

Alan Greenberg alan.greenberg at mcgill.ca
Fri Oct 14 13:31:48 UTC 2011

Item 2 *VERY* interesting.

>Subject: [council] ICANN Board resolutions - from 11 Oct 2011
>Date: Fri, 14 Oct 2011 20:34:59 +1000
>From: Bruce Tonkin <Bruce.Tonkin at melbourneit.com.au>
>To: GNSO Council List <council at gnso.icann.org>
>From:   http://www.icann.org/en/minutes/resolutions-11oct11-en.htm
>Approved Board Resolutions | Special Meeting of the ICANN Board
>11 October 2011
>* Note: Where available, draft Rationale of the 
>Board's actions is presented under the 
>associated Resolution. The draft Rationale is 
>not final until approved with the minutes of the Board meeting.
>Consent Agenda
>Resolved, the following resolutions in this Consent Agenda are approved:
>1.1. Approval of Minutes of 25 August 2011 ICANN Board Meeting
>Resolved (2011.10.11.01), the Board approves the 
>minutes of the 25 August 2011 ICANN Board Meeting.
>1.2. Approval of Minutes of 17 September 2011 ICANN Board Meeting
>Resolved (2011.10.11.02), the Board approves the 
>minutes of the 17 September 2011 ICANN Board Meeting.
>1.3. Approval of Delegation of .CW (Curacao), 
>Transitional Arrangements for Netherlands Antilles (.AN)
>Whereas, CW is the ISO 3166-1 two-letter country-code designated for Curaçao;
>Whereas, ICANN has received a request for 
>delegation of .CW to the University of the Netherlands Antilles;
>Whereas, ICANN has reviewed the request, and has 
>determined that the proposed redelegation would 
>be in the interests of the local and global Internet communities;
>Resolved (2011.10.11.03), the proposed 
>delegation of the .CW top-level domain to the 
>University of the Netherlands Antilles is approved.
>Whereas, the .AN top-level domain was delegated 
>on the basis of its former listing as an ISO 
>3166-1 two-letter country code designated for the Netherlands Antilles;
>Whereas, the ISO 3166-1 standard has removed the 
>"AN" code, and the ISO 3166 Maintenance Agency 
>recommends its use be discontinued;
>Whereas, ICANN is not responsible for deciding 
>what is or is not a country, and adheres to the 
>ISO 3166-1 standard for guidance on when to add, 
>modify and remove country-code top-level domains;
>Whereas, the .AN top-level domain is still the 
>primary domain used by parties in the countries 
>and municipalities that comprised the former Netherlands Antilles;
>Whereas, there is a transition plan to move 
>registrations from the .AN domain to new domains 
>.CW and .SX, with the University of the 
>Netherlands Antilles continuing to act as 
>manager of the .AN domain until transition is complete,
>Resolved (2011.10.11.04), that the University of 
>Netherlands Antilles be instructed to report 
>their progress on decommissioning the .AN domain 
>every six months to ICANN against a relevant set of metrics,
>Resolved (2011.10.11.05), that the University of 
>Netherlands Antilles work to complete the 
>transition of the .AN domain to the .CW domain, 
>the .SX domain, and any other relevant domain; 
>so that it may be removed from the DNS root zone no later than 31 October 2014.
>Resolved (2011.10.11.06), that the .AN domain be 
>removed from the DNS root zone on 31 October 
>2014, if not requested earlier by the manager of the domain.
>2.   Approval of CEO Search Committee Membership
>Whereas, 16 August 2011, Rod Beckstrom announced 
>that he will continue to fulfill his term as 
>ICANN's President and CEO, which will be completed on 1 July 2012.
>Whereas, the ICANN Board discussed CEO 
>Succession planning at the Board meeting on 17 September 2011.
>Whereas, the ICANN Board directed the Board 
>Governance Committee to recommend a slate of 
>Board members to comprise a CEO Search Process 
>Management Work Committee for the Board to consider at its next meeting.
>Whereas all members of the current Board and 
>liaisons, including incoming, have all stated 
>without reservation that they are not a 
>candidate for the position of CEO and will not accept it as offered.
>Resolved (2011.10.11.07), no current or incoming 
>member of the Board or liaisons may be 
>considered as a candidate for the role of the 
>CEO for the current CEO Selection process.
>Whereas, the following are the proposed members 
>of the group, based upon Board Governance 
>Committee recommendation and as refined by the Board:
>Steve Crocker
>George Sadowsky
>Bertrand de La Chapelle
>Erika Mann
>Chris Disspain
>Cherine Chalaby
>Ray Plzak
>R. Ramaraj
>Resolved (2011.10.11.08), the Board approves the 
>recommended membership of the CEO Search Process Management Work Committee.
>Resolved (2011.10.11.09), the George Sadowsky 
>will be the Chair of the CEO Search Committee.
>Rationale for Resolutions 2011.10.11.07 - 2011.10.11.09
>The ICANN Board has begun planning for and 
>developing the CEO succession process, to assist 
>in transition of the leadership.  The 
>establishment of a work committee will allow the 
>Board to coordinate this process with regular 
>reporting to the Board as a whole, as well as 
>reviewing opportunities for community 
>involvement in the process. Timely succession of 
>the ICANN CEO will assist the organization in 
>maintaining its work in overseeing the security 
>and the stability of the DNS.  The establishment 
>of the work committee will not have a financial 
>impact on ICANN, though resources are likely to 
>be required at later points in the process.

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