Minutes | Special Meeting of the Board | 23 January 2006

A Special Meeting of the ICANN's Board of Directors was held via teleconference on 23 January 2006 and was called to order at 1:08 P.M. PDT US.

Vinton G. Cerf (Chairman) presided over the entire meeting. The following other Board Directors participated in all or part of the meeting: Raimundo Beca, Susan Crawford, Mouhamet Diop, Demi Getschko, Hagen Hultzsch, Joichi Ito, Veni Markovski, Michael Palage, Alejandro Pisanty, Hualin Qian, Njeri Rionge, Vanda Scartezini, Peter Dengate Thrush and Paul Twomey.

Liaisons present included Steve Crocker (SSAC), Daniel Dardailler (TLG), Roberto Gaetano (ALAC), Thomas Narten (IETF), Mohamed Sharil Tarmizi (GAC), and Suzanne Woolf (RSSAC). John Jeffrey, General Counsel and Board Secretary and Kurt Pritz, Vice President, Business Operations was also present. Joe Sims and Jeff Levee of Jones Day were present on the call as outside counsel to ICANN.

There was no voting transcript of this meeting, as there was no vote proposed or taken.

VeriSign Settlement Issues

There was an extensive and detailed discussion regarding the terms of the proposed settlement with VeriSign and the litigation with VeriSign. Staff and outside counsel made presentations and responded to questions from the board members regarding the litigation and the settlement and the following documents:

1) A clean version of the 2006 .COM Registry Agreement and Root Server Management Transition Agreement.

2) A redlined version of the 2006 .COM Agreement and Root Server Management Transition Agreement, redlined against the publicly posted 2005 version of the same agreements.

3) Summary of Revisions to the VeriSign Settlement Agreement/.COM Registry Agreement.

Counsel was asked to return to provide additional information at the next scheduled Special Board Meeting and the board indicated a desire to discuss all public comments during the next scheduled board meeting.

The Meeting was adjourned at 2:14 PM.