Minutes | Board Finance Committee (BFC) | 25 June 2013

BFC Attendees: Sébastien Bachollet, Cherine Chalaby (Chair), Chris Disspain, and George Sadowsky

Other Board Attendees: Steve Crocker

Staff Members Present: Akram Atallah – Chief Operating Officer, Xavier Calvez – Chief Financial Officer, Megan Bishop, Michelle Bright, Amy Stathos, and Elizabeth Le


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

  1. Automated Registrar Onboarding System (AROS) Contract Agreement Approval - Staff presented the BFC with a proposal to contract with Solution Street to build the Automated Registrar Onboarding System on top of the Salesforce.com platform. The tool provides Registrars with a consistent user interface for managing Information about their Registrar and when requesting accreditation by (primarily) Generic Top-Level Domain Registries, a workspace in which Registries can manage accreditation requests from Registrars, and an administrative interface that allows an ICANN-designated Administrator to manage the AROS system. Once the tool is built, ICANN will own the resulting code and intellectual property. The estimated cost of the proposed contract (including license) is $650,450. The costs will be spent in FY14. The item will appear as a capitalized cost on the balance sheet and amortized over approximately three years of usage. The BFC approved a recommendation to the Board that the contract be approved at the next Board meeting as part of the consent agenda.
    • Action:
      • Staff to forward the recommendation to the Board as part of the consent agenda with the rationale.

Published on 22 June 2014