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Special Meeting of the Board Preliminary Report

7 May 2001

(Posted 8 May 2001)

The ICANN Board of Directors held a meeting by teleconference on 7 May 2001. Directors Vint Cerf (chairman), Amadeu Abril i Abril, Karl Auerbach, Ivan Moura Campos, Phil Davidson, Ken Fockler, Masanobu Katoh, Hans Kraaijenbrink, Sang-Hyon Kyong, Stuart Lynn, Andy Mueller-Maguhn, Jun Murai, Alejandro Pisanty (joined while call in progress), Nii Quaynor, and Linda S. Wilson participated. The Board adopted the following resolutions:

Independent Review

(Adopted 14-0, with Alejandro Pisanty not yet present.)

Whereas, on 10 March 2000 the Board adopted ICANN's Independent Review Policy based on the recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Independent Review;

Whereas, the Address Council, the Names Council, and the Protocol Council have each appointed two members to serve on the Independent Review Panel Nominating Committee;

Whereas, the policy contemplates that nine initial members will be appointed to the Independent Review Panel;

Whereas, the Board has concluded that the Independent Review Panel Nominating Committee should be afforded 90 days to convene for the first time and to find qualified nominees for all nine initial vacancies; it is therefore

Resolved [01.49] that Board notes that there are presently nine vacancies on the Independent Review Panel;

Further resolved [01.50] that the Secretary is directed on behalf of the Board to notify the appointed members of the Independent Review Panel Nominating Committee of the vacancies and to request that the Nominating Committee convene to make nominations to fill those vacancies; and

Further resolved [01.51] that the Independent Review Panel Nominating Committee should be allowed 90 days after the date of notification to forward its nominations for the nine initial members of the Independent Review Panel to the Board, notwithstanding the provision, in Section 5.9 of the Independent Review Policy, setting a 45-day deadline for the nominations to fill vacancies generally.

Recommendations of Reconsideration Committee

(Resolution 01.52 was adopted 12-1 as to RC 00-8 and RC 00-9 and 11-1 as to RC 00-10. As to RC 00-8 and RC-00-9, Vint Cerf, Ivan Moura Campos, Phil Davidson, Ken Fockler, Masanobu Katoh, Hans Kraaijenbrink, Sang-Hyon Kyong, Stuart Lynn, Jun Murai, Alejandro Pisanty, Nii Quaynor, and Linda S. Wilson voted in favor; Karl Auerbach voted against; and Amadeu Abril i Abril and Andy Mueller-Maguhn abstained. As to RC 00-10, Vint Cerf, Ivan Moura Campos, Ken Fockler, Masanobu Katoh, Hans Kraaijenbrink, Sang-Hyon Kyong, Stuart Lynn, Jun Murai, Alejandro Pisanty, Nii Quaynor, and Linda S. Wilson voted in favor; Karl Auerbach voted against; and Amadeu Abril i Abril, Andy Mueller-Maguhn, and Phil Davidson abstained.)

Resolved [01.52] that the Reconsideration Committee's Recommendations RC 00-8, RC 00-9 and RC 00-10 are adopted for the reasons stated in those recommendations.

(Resolution 01.53 was adopted 11-3. Vint Cerf, Ivan Moura Campos, Phil Davidson, Masanobu Katoh, Hans Kraaijenbrink, Sang-Hyon Kyong, Stuart Lynn, Jun Murai, Alejandro Pisanty, Nii Quaynor, and Linda S. Wilson voted in favor; Karl Auerbach, Ken Fockler, and Andy Mueller-Maguhn voted against; and Amadeu Abril i Abril abstained.)

Resolved [01.53] that the Reconsideration Committee's Recommendation RC 00-11 is adopted for the reasons stated in that recommendation.

(Resolution 01.54 was adopted 12-1. Vint Cerf, Ivan Moura Campos, Phil Davidson, Ken Fockler, Masanobu Katoh, Hans Kraaijenbrink, Sang-Hyon Kyong, Stuart Lynn, Jun Murai, Alejandro Pisanty, Nii Quaynor, and Linda S. Wilson voted in favor; Karl Auerbach voted against; and Amadeu Abril i Abril and Andy Mueller-Maguhn abstained.)

Resolved [01.54] that the Reconsideration Committee's Recommendation RC 00-12 is adopted for the reasons stated in that recommendation.

(Resolution 01.55 was adopted 11-1. Vint Cerf, Ivan Moura Campos, Phil Davidson, Masanobu Katoh, Hans Kraaijenbrink, Sang-Hyon Kyong, Stuart Lynn, Jun Murai, Alejandro Pisanty, Nii Quaynor, and Linda S. Wilson voted in favor; Karl Auerbach voted against; and Amadeu Abril i Abril, Ken Fockler, and Andy Mueller-Maguhn abstained.)

Resolved [01.55] that the Reconsideration Committee's Recommendation RC 00-13 is adopted for the reasons stated in that recommendation.

(Resolutions 01.56 and 01.57 were adopted 12-1. Vint Cerf, Ivan Moura Campos, Phil Davidson, Ken Fockler, Masanobu Katoh, Hans Kraaijenbrink, Sang-Hyon Kyong, Stuart Lynn, Jun Murai, Alejandro Pisanty, Nii Quaynor, and Linda S. Wilson voted in favor; Karl Auerbach voted against; and Amadeu Abril i Abril and Andy Mueller-Maguhn abstained.)

Resolved [01.56] that the Reconsideration Committee's Recommendation RC 00-14 is adopted for the reasons stated in that recommendation.

Resolved [01.57] that the Reconsideration Committee's Recommendation RC 00-16 is adopted for the reasons stated in that recommendation.

(Resolution 01.58 was adopted 14-0. Vint Cerf, Karl Auerbach, Ivan Moura Campos, Phil Davidson, Ken Fockler, Masanobu Katoh, Hans Kraaijenbrink, Sang-Hyon Kyong, Stuart Lynn, Andy Mueller-Maguhn, Jun Murai, Alejandro Pisanty, Nii Quaynor, and Linda S. Wilson voted in favor; Amadeu Abril i Abril abstained.)

Resolved [01.58] that the Reconsideration Committee's Recommendation RC 01-1 is adopted for the reasons stated in that recommendation.

(Resolution 01.59 was adopted 12-1. Vint Cerf, Ivan Moura Campos, Phil Davidson, Ken Fockler, Masanobu Katoh, Hans Kraaijenbrink, Sang-Hyon Kyong, Stuart Lynn, Jun Murai, Alejandro Pisanty, Nii Quaynor, and Linda S. Wilson voted in favor; Karl Auerbach voted against; and Amadeu Abril i Abril and Andy Mueller-Maguhn abstained.)

Resolved [01.59] that the Reconsideration Committee's Recommendation RC 01-2 is adopted for the reasons stated in that recommendation.

New Top-Level Domains

(Resolution 01.60 was adopted 14-0. Vint Cerf, Amadeu Abril i Abril, Karl Auerbach, Ivan Moura Campos, Phil Davidson, Ken Fockler, Masanobu Katoh, Hans Kraaijenbrink, Sang-Hyon Kyong, Stuart Lynn, Jun Murai, Alejandro Pisanty, Nii Quaynor, and Linda S. Wilson voted in favor; Andy Mueller-Maguhn abstained.)

Whereas, in adopting the new TLD program (at its July 2000 Yokohama meeting) and selecting seven TLDs for negotiations of agreements to be included in the new TLD program (at its November 2000 annual meeting), the Board committed to a continuing evalaution of the process for the introduction of new TLDs,

Resolved [01.60] that the Board directs the President to prepare and present to the Board at its Stockholm meeting in June 2001 a proposal to form a committee to recommend processes for monitoring the implementation of the new TLDs and evaluating the new TLD program, including any ongoing adjustments of agreements with operators or sponsors of new TLDs.

(Resolutions 01.61 and 01.62 were adopted 12-1. Vint Cerf, Ivan Moura Campos, Phil Davidson, Ken Fockler, Masanobu Katoh, Hans Kraaijenbrink, Sang-Hyon Kyong, Stuart Lynn, Jun Murai, Alejandro Pisanty, Nii Quaynor, and Linda S. Wilson voted in favor; Karl Auerbach voted against; and Amadeu Abril i Abril and Andy Mueller-Maguhn abstained.)

Whereas, the posting of the .info and .biz registry agreements, with all their appendices, was completed on 26 and 27 April 2001;

Whereas, under resolution 01.25 seven days were allowed for Board members to make any additional comments on the agreements to the President and General Counsel;

Whereas, such comments were received and the Board has discussed them;

Whereas, the General Counsel has recommended several minor changes to the wording of the agreements and appendices in response to recent comments received from the Board and community;

Resolved [01.61], that the President is authorized to enter the .biz and .info registry agreements, with suitable revisions and additions to reflect the changes recommended by the General Counsel and further corrections as the President determines are consistent with the intention of the agreements as posted; and

Further resolved [01.62], that the President is authorized to implement the agreements once they are signed, including by accrediting registrars for the .biz and .info top-level domains (in that regard, registrars already accredited and in good standing for .com, .net, and .org may be accredited for .biz and/or .info without additional qualifying procedures upon entering an accreditation agreement that the President determines is consistent with the existing accreditation agreement for .com, .net, and .org, conformed to variations in contractual terminology and circumstances of the new TLDs).

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