[ALAC] Board resolutions from ICANN Board meeting in Istanbul on 9 September 2014

Rinalia Abdul Rahim rinalia.abdulrahim at gmail.com
Fri Sep 12 04:22:11 UTC 2014


Dear ALAC,

See item 3(e) for Board resolution on ATLAS II.

Best regards,

Rinalia

>  https://www.icann.org/resources/board-material/resolutions-2014-09-09-en
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> Approved Board Resolutions | Regular Meeting of the ICANN Board
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> 09 Sep 2014
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> 1. Main Agenda
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> a. Appointment of 2015 Nominating Committee Chair and Chair-Elect
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> Whereas, the BGC reviewed the Expressions of Interest from candidates for
the 2014 Nominating Committee ("NomCom") Chair and Chair-Elect, considered
the results of a 360-degree evaluation of the 2014 NomCom leadership, and
evaluated response to questions posed by the BGC to each candidate.
>
> Whereas, the BGC has recommended that Stephane Van Gelder be appointed as
the 2015 NomCom Chair.
>
> Resolved (2014.09.09.01), the Board hereby appoints Stephane Van Gelder
as the 2015 Nominating Committee Chair.
>
>
> 2.Consent Agenda:
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> a.  Approval of Board Meeting Minutes
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> Resolved (2014.09.09.02), the Board approves the minutes of the 30 July
2014 Meeting of the ICANN Board.
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>
> b.  Appointment of Benedict Addis to the Security & Stability Advisory
Committee (SSAC)
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> Whereas, the Security and Stability Advisory Committee (SSAC) does review
its membership and make adjustments from time-to-time.
>
> Whereas, the SSAC Membership Committee, on behalf of the SSAC, requests
that the Board should appoint Benedict Addis to the SSAC.
>
> Resolved (2014.09.09.03), that the Board appoints Benedict Addis to the
SSAC.
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>
>
> c.  Thank You from the Security and Stability Advisory Committee (SSAC)
to David Conrad
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> Whereas, the Board appointed David Conrad to the SSAC on 18 March 2011.
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> Whereas, Mr. Conrad resigned from the SSAC on 01 August 2014.
>
> Whereas, ICANN wishes to acknowledge and thank Mr. Conrad for his service
to the community by his membership on the SSAC.
>
> Resolved (2014.09.09.04), that David Conrad has earned the deep
appreciation of the Board for his service to ICANN by his membership on the
SSAC, and that the Board wishes Mr. Conrad well in all future endeavors.
>
>
>
> 3.  Main Agenda:
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> a.  Registry Services Technical Evaluation Panel (RSTEP) Report on Public
Interest Registry's Request to Implement Technical Bundling in .NGO and .ONG
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> Whereas, on 12 March 2014, Public Interest Registry (PIR) submitted a
Registry Services Evaluation Policy (RSEP) request [PDF, 24 KB] to offer
mandatory technical bundling of second level domain names for .NGO and .ONG
under Exhibit-A of each respective Registry Agreement.
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> Whereas, on 21 May 2014, ICANN staff posted the RSEP request for public
information and conducted its review of the request under the RSEP.
>
> Whereas, on 4 June 2014, ICANN staff's preliminary determination did not
identify any significant competition issues. Separately, ICANN staff
determined that the proposed registry service might raise significant
stability or security issues, and informed [PDF, 320 KB] PIR of the need to
refer the proposal to the Registry Services Technical Evaluation Panel
(RSTEP) for further evaluation.
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> Whereas, on 6 June 2014, ICANN referred PIR's RSEP request [PDF, 952 KB]
to the RSTEP for further evaluation.
>
> Whereas, on 10 June 2014, ICANN posted PIR's RSEP request for public
comment. The public comment concluded on 30 July 2014 and no public
comments were received.
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> Whereas, on 29 July 2014, the RSTEP report was posted for public comment.
The public comment period concluded on 13 August 2014 and no public
comments were received.
>
> Whereas, the RSTEP report concluded that from a technical evaluation
perspective, the proposal does not create "a reasonable risk of a
meaningful adverse effect on stability or security" as defined in the RSEP
Policy related to the introduction of the registry service to support the
mandatory technical bundling of second level domain names for .NGO and
.ONG. The RSTEP report and staff also identified several potential
technical and implementation questions associated with introducing the
proposed new registry service to the DNS, including: implications of
unbundling of .NGO and .ONG; potential registrant and/or end user
confusion; equivalency issues being discussed within the context of IDN
variants; and other operational concerns.
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> Resolved (2014.09.09.05), the Board adopts the findings in the RSTEP
report that PIR's proposal does not create "a reasonable risk of a
meaningful adverse effect on stability or security", and approves PIR's
request related to the introduction of the registry service to support the
mandatory technical bundling of second level domain names for .NGO and .ONG.
>
> Resolved (2014.09.09.06), the Board authorizes the President and CEO, or
his designee(s), to develop an amendment to implement the new registry
service that takes into account and appropriately addresses the related
outstanding technical and implementation questions.
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>
>
> b.  Planning for Future gTLD Application Rounds
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> No resolution taken.
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>
> c.  FY15 Operating Plan and Budget
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> Whereas, the draft FY15 Operating Plan and Budget was posted for public
comment in accordance with the Bylaws on 8 May 2014, which was based upon
community consultations, and consultations throughout ICANN staff and the
Board Finance Committee, during the past fiscal year.
>
> Whereas, intervening activities and comments received from the public
comment forum were taken into account to determine significant revisions to
the 8 May 2014 draft FY15 Operating Plan and Budget.
>
> Whereas, in addition to the public comment forum, ICANN actively
solicited community feedback and consultation with the ICANN community by
other means, including online conference calls, meetings in Singapore and
London, and email communications.
>
> Whereas, the Board Finance Committee has discussed, and guided staff on,
the development of the FY15 Operating Plan and Budget at each of its recent
regularly scheduled meetings.
>
> Whereas, the Board Finance Committee met on 19 August 2014 to discuss the
final draft FY15 Operating Plan and Budget, and recommended that the Board
adopts the FY15 Operating Plan and Budget.
>
> Whereas, per section 3.9 of the 2001, 2009 and 2013 Registrar
Accreditation Agreements, respectively, the Board is to establish the
Registrar Variable Accreditation Fees, which must be established in order
to develop the annual budget.
>
> Whereas, the description of the Registrar fees, including the recommended
Registrar Variable Accreditation Fees, for FY15 has been included in the
FY15 Operating Plan and Budget.
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> Resolved (2014.09.09.07), the Board adopts the FY15 Operating Plan and
Budget and in doing so establishes the Variable Accreditation Fees (per
registrar and transaction) as set forth in the FY15 Operating Plan and
Budget.
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>
> d.  Final Draft of the ICANN Five-Year Strategic Plan (FY16-FY20)
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> Item removed from Agenda.
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>
> e.  Acknowledgment of Second At-Large Summit Declaration
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> Whereas, the Second At-Large Summit (ATLAS II) was held at the ICANN 50
meeting in London, United Kingdom in June 2014.
>
> Whereas, ATLAS II has built on the first summit organized in March 2009
at the ICANN 34 meeting in Mexico.
>
> Whereas, the Board has received the Final ATLAS II Declaration (
https://community.icann.org/download/attachments/48338039/ATLAS-II-Declaration-with-appendix-RC9.pdf?version=1&modificationDate=1407420726000&api=v2
[PDF, 204 KB]).
>
> Whereas, the At-Large community continues the Summit's spirit of
engagement and enthusiasm through a set of post-ATLAS II implementation
activities.
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> Resolved (2014.09.09.08), the Board acknowledges the Final ATLAS II
Declaration, and extends its congratulations on the successful Summit held
during ICANN 50 in London.
>
> Resolved (2014.09.09.09), the Board affirms the significance of the ATLAS
II Summit and its outcomes as valuable input from the At-Large community of
individual Internet users towards strengthening ICANN.
>
> Resolved (2014.09.09.10), the Board expresses its appreciation for the
tremendous effort made by the At-Large community in delivering the At-Large
Summit, the Final ATLAS II Declaration and the post-ATLAS II implementation
activities.
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> Resolved (2014.09.09.11), the Board looks forward to following up with
the ALAC on any inputs that are provided to the Board resulting from the
Final ATLAS II Declaration.
>
> Note: Three voting members of the Board abstained from voting on the
resolutions. They stated for the record that they were supportive of the
work resulting from the ATLAS, but wanted to draw attention to their
encouragement for the Board to take future consideration of plans to
develop the ATLAS into a regularly occurring event.
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>
> f.  AOB
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> No resolution taken.
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>
> Published on 11 September 2014


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