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Minutes | Executive Committee Meeting

10 April 2006

The Executive Committee of the ICANN Board of Directors met via teleconference on 10 April 2006. Chairman Vint Cerf opened the meeting at 4:06 PST US. The following Executive Committee Members attended the entire meeting: Vint Cerf (Chair), Demi Getschko, Njeri Rionge, and Paul Twomey. John Jeffrey, General Counsel and Board Secretary, also attended.

The following items were discussed:

  1. Director's Travel Expenses

    1. The Executive Committee approved by a vote of 4-0 the following resolution, which was proposed by Vint Cerf and seconded by Paul Twomey:

      Resolved (EC06.01), the Executive Committee hereby pre-authorizes the travel expenditures (estimated at approximately $8,500) for Director Raimundo Beca for travel to the Address Council of the Address Supporting Organization Meeting to be held during the RIPE 52 Meeting which takes place from 24 - 28 April 2006 in Istanbul, Turkey.

    2. The Executive Committee approved by a vote of 4-0 the following resolution, which was proposed by Vint Cerf and seconded by Paul Twomey:

      Resolved (EC06.02), the Executive Committee hereby requests that the Board Governance Committee endeavor to review the guidelines for Director's travel to ensure that there are clear standards for approval of proposed travel by Directors.

  2. Setting of Special Meeting Agenda for 18 April 2006

    After a full discussion regarding proposed agenda items from the ICANN Board and Staff, the Executive Committee approved by a vote of 4-0 the following agenda for the 18 April 2006 Special Board Meeting:

    1. Review of Ombudsman Recommendations
    2. Review of proposed Redelegation of .UA - Ukraine
    3. Review of progress regarding proposed .TEL (Telnic) sTLD Registry Agreement
    4. Review of progress regarding proposed .XXX (ICM) sTLD Registry Agreement
    5. Approval of Expenditures in support of "L" Root Server
    6. Update and Status Report on Audit Progress
    7. Status Report on proposed revisions to Human Resources policy
    8. Discussion regarding Proposed Agenda Items for 19-20 May Board Workshop
    9. Review and Discussion of the GNSO Report to the Board on a proposed Policy Recommendation regarding Potential Conflicts between Whois Obligations and National Laws
    10. Other Business

    Other items proposed to the Executive Committee for addition to the agenda were put over to a later board meeting or to the May Board Workshop.

  3. Interim Appointment for Chair of Board's Meetings Committee

    The Executive Committee discussed the vacancy to the position of Chair to the Board's Meetings Committee left by the resignation of Michael Palage. It was discussed that the Board Governance Committee was currently reviewing a recommendation for the appointment of this position.

    The Executive Committee proposed and it was agreed by a vote of 4-0 the following resolution, which was proposed by Vint Cerf and seconded by Njeri Rionge:

    Resolved (EC06.03), the Executive Committee hereby appoints Veni Markovski as the Interim Chair of the Board's Meetings Committee until such time as the entire Board of Directors receives a recommendation from the Board Governance Committee and acts to formally appoint a replacement to the Board Meeting Committee Chair vacancy left by the resignation of Michael Palage.

The Meeting was formally adjourned at 4:42 PM PST US.

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