Board Activities and Meetings
Approved Board Resolutions | Special Meeting of the ICANN Board |
14 March 2012
Board Member Conflicts of Interest – New gTLD Program
Resolved (2012.03.14.01), the Subcommittee of the Board Governance Committee on Ethics and Conflicts is requested to review its determination of a perceived, potential or actual conflict of interest in relation to one of the Directors to determine if the mitigation factors identified remain correct as a result of new information learned at the meeting.
Rationale for Resolution 2012.03.12.01
In assuring its adherence to the highest standards of ethics and addressing conflicts of interest, a Subcommittee has been formed to assist the Board Governance Committee in reviewing Board member and liaison statements of interests. The intensive review and discussion regarding conflicts of interest increases ICANN’s accountability to the community. This is expected to have a positive impact on the community, and no impact on the resources of the organization. This decision is not expected to impact the security or stability of the DNS.