Board Activities and Meetings
A Special Meeting of the ICANN Board of Directors was held on 15 March 2012 in San Jose, Costa Rica at 7:30 p.m. local time.
Chairman Steve Crocker promptly called the meeting to order.
In addition to the Chair the following Directors participated in all or part of the meeting: Rod Beckstrom (President and CEO), Sébastien Bachollet, Cherine Chalaby, Bertrand de La Chapelle, Chris Disspain, Bill Graham, Erika Mann, Gonzalo Navarro, Ray Plzak, R. Ramaraj, George Sadowsky, Mike Silber, Bruce Tonkin (Vice Chair), Kuo-Wei Wu and Judith Vazquez.
The following Board Liaisons participated in all or part of the meeting: Heather Dryden, GAC Liaison; Ram Mohan, SSAC Liaison; Thomas Narten, IETF Liaison; Thomas Roessler, TLG Liaison; and Suzanne Woolf, RSSAC Liaison.
This is a preliminary report of the approved resolutions resulting from the Special Meeting of the ICANN Board of Directors, which took place on 15 March 2012.
The Board discussed the timing of notice for the meetings occurring during the week.
The General Counsel reminded the Board that there were two meetings that occurred on 14 March 2012 that each resulted in a short resolution. As there is a potential that the notice provided was improper and all voting members of the Board were not present, it was recommended that the Board affirmatively waive the notice for each of the meetings. In addition, the Board must waive notice for this meeting. In the absence of the waiver of notice, the Board could consider to undertake these resolutions at a later meeting.
Chris Disspain moved and Mike Silber seconded the following resolution:
Resolved, (2012.03.15.01) the Board hereby confirms that it waives the notice for the meeting.
Resolved (2012.03.15.02), the Board hereby confirms that it waives any irregularity in notice for the first Special Meeting of the Board convened on 14 March 2012.
Resolved (2012.03.15.03), the Board hereby confirms that it waives notice for the second Special Meeting of the Board convened on 14 March 2012.
All Board members approved of Resolutions 2012.03.15.01, 2012.03.15.02 and 2012.03.15.03.