Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers

Third Annual Meeting of the ICANN Board in Marina del Rey Preliminary Report

15 November 2001

At its third annual meeting on 15 November 2001, in Marina del Rey, California USA, the ICANN Board of Directors approved the following resolutions.

Chairman of the Board

Resolved [01.104], that Vinton Cerf is re-elected as Chairman of the Board to serve at the pleasure of the Board and in accordance with the Bylaws of the Corporation, and shall hold such office until his resignation, removal, or other disqualification from service, or until his successor shall be elected and qualified.

Vice-Chairman of the Board

Resolved [01.105], that Alejandro Pisanty is re-elected as Vice-Chairman of the Board to serve at the pleasure of the Board and in accordance with the Bylaws of the Corporation, and shall hold such office until his resignation, removal, or other disqualification from service, or until his successor shall be elected and qualified.

Election of Officers

Resolved [01.106], that M. Stuart Lynn be, and hereby is, elected as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Corporation, to serve at the pleasure of the Board and in accordance with the Bylaws of the Corporation, and shall hold his office until his resignation, removal, or other disqualification from service, or until his successor shall be elected and qualified.

Resolved [01.107], that Louis Touton be, and hereby is, elected as Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary of the Corporation, to serve at the pleasure of the Board and in accordance with the Bylaws of the Corporation, and shall hold his office until his resignation, removal, or other disqualification from service, or until his successor shall be elected and qualified.

Resolved [01.108], that Andrew McLaughlin be, and hereby is, elected Chief Financial Officer of the Corporation, to serve at the pleasure of the Board and in accordance with the Bylaws of the Corporation, and shall hold his office until his resignation, removal, or other disqualification from service, or until his successor shall be elected and qualified.

Executive Committee

Resolved [01.109], that there be continued the Executive Committee of the Board. Subject to applicable law and the Bylaws, the Executive Committee will have and may exercise all of the powers of the Board in the oversight of the management of the business and affairs of the Corporation, including, without limitation, financial matters.

Further resolved [01.110], that meetings of the Executive Committee may be called at any time by the Chairman or by not fewer than two other members of the Executive Committee. The Executive Committee will notify the full Board of the agenda at least 24 hours in advance of a meeting, unless impracticable; will keep a written record of all actions taken by it; and will report such actions to the Board as soon as practicable following the meeting of the Executive Committee at which such action is taken.

Resolved [01.111], that the members of the Executive Committee, in addition to the Chairman, shall be Alejandro Pisanty, Nii Quaynor, Sang-Hyon Kyong, Hans Kraaijenbrink, and the President of ICANN.

Conflicts of Interest Committee

Resolved [01.112], that there be continued the Committee of the Board of Directors on Conflicts of Interest. Rob Blokzijl is appointed to continue as the chair; and Karl Auerbach and Philip Davidson hereby are appointed to continue as the committee's other members.

Audit Committee

Resolved [01.113], that there be continued the Audit Committee of the Board, to continue on the basis of the Charter adopted in resolution 00.23. Philip Davidson is appointed to continue as the chair, and Frank Fitzsimmons and Jun Murai are appointed to continue as members of the Audit Committee.

Finance Committee

Resolved [01.114], that there be continued the Finance Committee of the Board, to continue on the basis of the Charter adopted in resolution 00.96. Linda Wilson is appointed to continue as the chair, and Jonathan Cohen, Helmut Schink, and Ivan Moura Campos are appointed to continue as members of the Finance Committee.

Meetings Committee

Resolved [01.115], that there be continued the Meetings Committee of the Board. Jonathan Cohen is appointed to continue as the chair, and Sang-Hyon Kyong, Andy Mueller-Maguhn, and Nii Quaynor are appointed to continue as members of the Meetings Committee.

Reconsideration Committee

Resolved [01.116], that there be continued the Reconsideration Committee of the Board. Hans Kraaijenbrink is appointed to continue as the chair; Amadeu Abril i Abril, Masanobu Katoh and Alejandro Pisanty are re-appointed as members; and Lyman Chapin is appointed as member of the Reconsideration Committee.

Standing Committee on Security and Stability

Whereas, this week's program focusing on the security and stability of the Internet's naming and address allocation systems has identified a set of issues, follow-up tasks, and areas of further exploration for ICANN and its constituent organizations, within the scope of ICANN's defined mission and responsibilities,

Resolved [01.117], that the President is directed to appoint a President's standing committee on the security and stability of the Internet's naming and address allocation systems. The President is directed to develop a proposed charter, with at least a focus on risk analysis and auditing thereof, in consultation with the President's standing committee, and to submit it to the Board for its approval.

IDN Committee

Whereas in resolution 01.94 the Board established the IDN Committee to serve as a general coordination body for the work on policy issues identified in the IDN Working Group Report presented at the ICANN Public Forum held in Montevideo on 9 September 2001;

Whereas in resolution 01.98 the President was directed, in consultation with IDN Committee Chair Masanobu Katoh, to propose for approval by the Board representatives to serve on the IDN Committee from the ICANN Board, the Supporting Organizations, the Governmental Advisory Committee, and such other individuals who in his judgment could meaningfully contribute to this effort;

Whereas in resolution 01.100 the IDN Committee was requested to present its initial work plan, schedule, and proposed budget for approval by the Board at this Annual Meeting,

Whereas the President, after consultation with the community, has proposed the following individuals to serve on the IDN Committee: Director Sang-Hyon Kyong, Patrik Falstrom (IETF), Vincent Wen-Sung Chen (TWNIC), Qiheng Hu (Internet Society of China), Mohd Sharil Tarmizi (GAC Vice Chair), and Stuart Lynn (ICANN CEO), and reports that he is still in the process of identifying other individuals who could meaningfully contribute to this effort;

Whereas the President and the Chair of the IDN Committee expect that the final work plan will include a schedule for the Committee to complete its work by 30 June 2002;

Resolved [01.118] that the individuals proposed by the President are hereby appointed as members of the IDN Committee;

Further resolved [01.119] that the President is authorized to spend up to US$100,000 for staff, travel, and other expenses for the support of the IDN Committee, subject to adjustment upon the submission and approval by the Board of a work plan and schedule;

Further resolved [01.120] that the President and the Chair of the IDN Committee are directed to present a work plan and schedule, and any additional proposed members, for approval by the Board at its next Board meeting.

Geographic and Geopolitical Names in .info

Whereas in resolution 01.93 the President was directed to propose to the Board an action plan for rapid analysis of the technical and other issues related geographic and geopolitical names in .info;

Whereas on 11 October 2001 the Names Council adopted a resolution commenting on this issue, and on 26 October 2001 the Governmental Advisory Committee submitted additional commentary, both of which have been posted;

Whereas the Proposed Action Plan was presented to the Board and posted on the ICANN website on 9 October 2001;

Resolved [01.121] that the President's Proposed Action Plan is accepted by the Board;

Further resolved [01.122] that the Board accepts the President's recommendation that the following individuals be appointed to a discussion group, as contemplated in Point 2 of the Proposed Action Plan: Vint Cerf (Chair), Rob Blokzijl, Alejandro Pisanty, Nii Quaynor, Amadeu Abril i Abril, Paul Twomey, Christopher Wilkinson, Len St. Aubin, Mohd Sharil Tarmizi, Antenor C. V. Correa, Keith Besgrove, Susanne Maedrich, and Amy Page.

Further resolved [01.123] that the Board authorizes the President to invite additional individuals to participate in the discussion group to the extent he thinks appropriate, and to invite input from the DNSO and other interested parties within the Internet community.

At Large Study Committee Report

Whereas the At Large Study Committee was chartered in January 2001 to undertake a comprehensive study of the concept, structure, and processes relating to an ICANN At-Large membership;

Whereas the ALSC was charged with seeking input from all interested parties and working to achieve a broad consensus on effective means by which the diverse global Internet communities and stakeholders may participate in ICANN's policy development, deliberations, and actions, without preconceptions as to a preferred outcome;

Whereas in January and March 2001 the Board approved the selection of Carl Bildt as ALSC Chair, Chuck Costello and Pindar Wong as Vice Chairs, and Pierre Dandjinou, Esther Dyson, Olivier Iteanu, Ching-Yi Liu, Thomas Niles, and Oscar Robles as members, and Denise Michel as the ALSC's Executive Director;

Whereas the ALSC has held public meetings in Melbourne, Australia, Stockholm, Sweden, Silicon Valley, USA, and Montevideo, Uruguay, and ALSC members have attended meetings of the Internet community in Kuala Lumpur (APRICOT - Asia Pacific Regional Internet Conference on Operational Technologies), Taiwan (APNIC/TWNIC Taiwan Network Information Centre), San Francisco, California USA (ARIN-American Registry for International Numbers), Bologna, Italy (RIPE -- Réseaux IP Européens), Hong Kong (WWW Conference - World Wide Web Consortium), Accra, Ghana (AfNOG - African Network Operators Group/AfriNIC - African Network Information Centre), Shanghai, China (APNIC Outreach Seminar), Caracas, Venezuela (Workshop for Latin American Countries), Singapore (CEO Tech Summit: Building the REAL New Economy), Beijing, China (CNNIC, "Internet 2001 China"), and Paris, France (Paris Chamber of Commerce/ISOC France/AFNIC);

Whereas the ALSC has conducted a worldwide outreach, discussion, research, and consensus-building effort that included regular e-mail notices and solicitations (inviting correspondence in African Languages, Chinese, Danish, French, Mandarin, Norwegian, Russian, Spanish, and Swedish) to a self-selected "ALSC announce list, " which included 5985 subscribers as of October 31 (an e-mail to ICANN's 143,789 member At-Large mailing list invited people to "opt-in" by registering for this list); e-mails to potentially interested organizations and individuals, including previous members of the Membership Advisory Committee and the Membership Implementation Task Force, At-Large candidates, leaders of ICANN's Supporting Organizations and constituencies, and managers of relevant research efforts and websites; a low bandwidth-compatible ALSC website (www.atlargestudy.org) to distribute information and facilitate involvement; a "Call for Studies" that yielded research and papers that examined roles, requirements, processes, and structures relating to individuals' involvement in international organizations, from researchers and interested individuals in numerous countries; and an on-line forum;

Whereas the ALSC has produced discussion papers, an Interim Report and a Final Report, and has made recommendations to the Board that it believes have or could develop broad support within the ICANN community;

Whereas the ICANN community is extremely grateful for the enormous contribution to the ultimate resolution of this important and complex set of issues made by the ALSC to date;

Whereas the ICANN community is also grateful for the willingness of the volunteer members of the ALSC to continue to work with the ICANN staff and community on the complex issues relating to the practical implementation of its recommendations in the event some or all of them are eventually adopted by the Board;

Resolved [01.124] that the Board, on behalf of the Internet community, expresses its deep appreciation for the significant contributions of Carl Bildt, Chuck Costello, Pierre Dandjinou, Esther Dyson, Olivier Iteanu, Ching-Yi Liu, Thomas Niles, Oscar Robles, and Pindar Wong through their continuing service on the ALSC, and in particular to Denise Michel for her invaluable service as the Executive Director of the ALSC;

Further resolved [01.125] that the Board accepts the ALSC Final Report and Recommendations, dated November 5, 2001, as a basis for further discussion by the Board and the ICANN community;

Further resolved [01.126] that the Board invites comments on the ALSC Final Report from the Internet community as a whole, including the DNSO Names Council, the ASO Address Council and the PSO Protocol Council, and requests that any such comments be submitted within 45 days from the date of this Resolution;

Further resolved [01.127] that the Board concurs with the ALSC's conclusion that Individual Internet users have a significant stake in ICANN's activities, should have the opportunity to participate in ICANN, and that representation should accompany participation for informed, sustained involvement of interested individuals in ICANN policy and decision-making;

Further resolved [01.128] that the Board intends to come to decisions on these issues on the schedule set forth in the ICANN Bylaws, so that any Directors selected through an At Large process will be seated at the conclusion of the ICANN Annual Meeting in 2002;

Further resolved [01.129] that the Board appreciates the willingness of the ALSC members to continue their voluntary service, in order to investigate further the various practical implementation issues that would be required should the Board adopt some or all of the ALSC recommendations, including the establishment of local and/or regional entities that could serve as a basis for bringing together individuals interested in participating in the ICANN process, and thus the term of the ALSC is hereby extended until the end of the ICANN meeting in Accra, Ghana;

Further resolved [01.130] that the President and CEO is directed, in consultation with the ALSC and periodically reporting to the Board, to begin the contingency planning for carrying out an At Large election process in 2002, mindful of the recommendations contained in the ALSC Final Report, so as to ensure that option is practically available should the Board adopt some or all of those recommendations that would require such elections, and to work closely with the ALSC in its continuing efforts, especially investigating the practical ability to establish local or regional entities that can serve as vehicles for interested individual participation in the ICANN process; and

Further resolved [01.131] that the Board will discuss and consider the recommendations contained in the ALSC Final Report, and any further learning produced by the further work of the ALSC and the staff, and any comments received from the community and the various ICANN councils, and intends to reach decisions at the ICANN meeting in Accra, Ghana in March 2002, so that the timelines set forth in the ICANN Bylaws can be met.

Restructuring Committee

Whereas there is ongoing considerable discussion in the ICANN community, including a number of the DNSO constituencies, about the desirability of possible changes in the structure of ICANN, including consideration of possible new Supporting Organizations and changes in the composition of the ICANN Board;

Whereas the ongoing evaluation of the ALSC Final Report also implicates issues of ICANN structure and Board composition;

Whereas some in the community believe that it would be useful, in the context of these discussions, to reaffirm and clarify ICANN's limited mission for technical management and administration of the DNS, administration of Internet address space, and administration of technical protocol identifiers;

Whereas it would be desirable to have a Committee of the Board that is responsible for monitoring these discussions, and for evaluating and making recommendations to the Board on any specific proposals;

Resolved [01.132] that a Committee of the Board is hereby established, to be known as the Committee on Restructuring, to monitor and provide reports to the Board on these issues, and to evaluate and make recommendations to the Board concerning any specific proposals or applications to the Board that would or could affect the structure of ICANN or the composition of the Board;

Further resolved [01.133] that Alejandro Pisanty is appointed the Chair, and that Lyman Chapin, Phil Davidson, Hans Kraaijenbrink, and Nii Quaynor are appointed members, of the Committee on Restructuring; and

Further resolved [01.134] that the President is directed to take such steps as he deems appropriate to bring to the Board for its review and approval recommendations for how best to reaffirm and clarify the nature and scope of ICANN's limited mission.

Thanks to Program Committee, Speakers, and Panelists

Resolved [01.135], that the ICANN Board gratefully acknowledges the hard work and creative contributions of the program committee for the DNS security portion of the 2001 Marina del Rey meeting. Organized under tight time constraints, the DNS security program has been informative, challenging, and productive. On behalf of the ICANN community, the ICANN Board applauds the members of the program committee for their valued assistance: Mike Roberts, Klaas Bouma, Demi Getschko, Chuck Gomes, John Klensin, Lars-Johan Liman, Jun Murai, Elliot Noss, Ray Plzak, Karl Auerbach, Vint Cerf, Lyman Chapin, Andy Müller-Maguhn, Alejandro Pisanty, and Stuart Lynn.

Resolved [01.136], that the Board expresses its particular thanks and appreciation to Mike Roberts, the program committee chair and ICANN's former President and CEO, for his ongoing willingness to serve the Internet community by devoting a tremendous amount of time over the last six weeks to pull together a terrific program on the security of the Internet's naming and address allocation systems, and to Andrew McLaughlin.

Resolved [01.137], that the Board thanks the panelists, speakers, session chairs, and moderators, whose sacrifice of time and effort to participate in the DNS security program helped make this week's meeting a significant step forward in assessing and advancing the overall security of the Internet's naming and address allocation systems. On behalf of the entire ICANN community, the Board conveys its sincere gratitude for their contributions of data, experience, ideas, and wisdom, and looks forward to an ongoing collaboration in the public interest.

Thanks to Sponsors

Resolved [01.138], that the Board expresses its grateful appreciation to the sponsors of ICANN's 2001 Annual Meeting in Marina del Rey, California. Thanks to their generosity, ICANN is able to host these meetings without meeting or registration fees, and can provide a free, realtime webcast of the meeting with mechanisms for remote participation.

Top-Level Sponsors:

  • Afilias
  • Chagres Technologies
  • NeuLevel
  • Nominum
  • UltraDNS
  • VeriSign Inc.

Second-Level Sponsor:

  • RealNames

Third-Level Sponsors:

  • Register.com
  • Tucows
  • VeriSign Registrar

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