Board Global Relationships Committee (BGRC) Minutes | 31 July 2012

BGRC Attendees: Chris Disspain, Bertrand de La Chapelle, Erika Mann, Gonzalo Navarro – Chair, George Sadowsky and Kuo-Wei Wu

Other Board Attendees: Steve Crocker, Bill Graham and Mike Silber

Staff Attendees: Kurt Pritz – Senior Vice President, Stakeholder Relations; Rodrigo de la Parra, Samantha Eisner, Elise Gerich, Jamie Hedlund, Nigel Hickson, Xiaodong Lee, Christopher Mondini, Diane Schroeder, Amy Stathos and Alina Syunkova


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

  1. Minutes of the Prior Meeting – The BGRC approved the minutes of its June 2012 meeting.

  2. Preparations for Upcoming International Meetings – The BGRC discussed ICANN’s planned attendance at upcoming international meetings and the potential for coordination and outreach in conjunction with those meetings.

    • Action:

      • Staff to provide a discussion paper to the BGRC regarding upcoming meetings.

      • BGRC to provide staff with recommendations regarding outreach and coordination efforts.

  3. Internationalization Survey – The BGRC continued its discussion regarding the results of the internationalization survey and the roadmap provided by staff on the next steps for the release of the survey and building on the initial work. The BGRC discussed the idea of a further community consultation to help elicit more comprehensive input, including considering how to seek input from those who do not participate regularly in ICANN processes.

    • Action:

      • Staff to provide a document regarding potential future consultation, including scheduling a session at the Toronto meeting on this topic.

  4. Regional Strategy Discussion – The BGRC discussed ICANN’s developing strategies for engagement within the geographic regions, with particular discussions about Latin America and Africa.

    • Action:

      • Staff to provide a discussion document to the BGRC prior to the Toronto meeting regarding regional strategy.