INTERNET CORPORATION FOR ASSIGNED NAMES AND NUMBERS | MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING | 4 February 2003

A meeting of the Transition Board of Directors of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) was held by teleconference on 4 February 2003. The following Directors of the Corporation were present by telephone: Vint Cerf (chairman), Amadeu Abril i Abril, Karl Auerbach, Ivan Moura Campos, Lyman Chapin, Jonathan Cohen, Mouhamet Diop (attended intermittently), Masanobu Katoh, Hans Kraaijenbrink, Sang-Hyon Kyong, Andy Mueller-Maguhn, Jun Murai, Alejandro Pisanty, Nii Quaynor, Helmut Schink (attended intermittently), Francisco da Silva, and Linda S. Wilson. Also present on the teleconference were Rob Blokzijl and Mike Roberts (members of the Executive Search Committee).

The meeting was called to order by Vint Cerf at 15:13 UTC. Lyman Chapin was appointed to act as secretary for the meeting.

CEO Search

Noting that this meeting was concerned with the personnel matter of discussing the qualifications of the final candidates for ICANN CEO, the Chair reminded the participants of the importance of maintaining confidentiality.

The Board continued the discussion begun on 29 January 2003 of the final candidates for ICANN CEO. Before re-opening the discussion of the candidates, the Chair conducted a straw poll which confirmed that the state of consensus with which the 29 January discussion had concluded was unchanged. A lengthy discussion ensued. At the end of this discussion the Chair conducted another poll, recognizing a consensus strong enough for him to pursue negotiations with one of the candidates. The Board supported the Chair's proposal to do so.

The meeting was adjourned at 16:02 UTC.

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Lyman Chapin
Secretary for the Meeting

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Louis Touton
ICANN Secretary