Minutes | Board Accountability Mechanisms Committee (BAMC) Meeting | 18 March 2020

BAMC Attendees: Becky Burr, Avri Doria, Mandla Msimang, Nigel Roberts, and León Sánchez (Chair)

BAMC Apologies: Sarah Deutsch and Chris Disspain

ICANN Org Attendees: Franco Carrasco (Board Operations Specialist), Casandra Furey (Associate General Counsel), John Jeffery (General Counsel & Secretary), Wendy Profit (Board Operations Senior Manager), Jennifer Scott (Senior Counsel), Amy Stathos (Deputy General Counsel), and Russ Weinstein (Senior Director, gTLD Accounts & Services)


The following is a summary of discussions, actions taken and actions identified:

  1. Procedural Evaluation of Reconsideration Request 20-1 (Namecheap, Inc.) – The BAMC conducted a procedural evaluation of Reconsideration Request 20-1 from Namecheap, Inc. to determine if it was sufficiently stated as required under the Bylaws. Two BAMC members – Becky Burr and Nigel Roberts – recused themselves from the discussion and subsequent vote on the evaluation out of an abundance of caution. After having read and considered all of the materials, the BAMC determined that three of the four claims contained in the request should be summarily dismissed for not being sufficiently stated as set forth in the Bylaws. The remaining claim will proceed to an evaluation on its merits pursuant to the standard Reconsideration Request process.

    • Actions: ICANN org to publish the partial summary dismissal and notify the requester, as well as prepare the remaining claim for next steps in the Reconsideration Request review process.

Published on 30 March 2020