[ALAC] Fwd: ICANN Board resolutions - from 11 Oct 2011
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>
>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.
>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:
>Bertrand de La Chapelle
>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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