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INTERNET CORPORATION FOR ASSIGNED NAMES AND NUMBERS

A meeting of the Board of Directors of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers ("ICANN") was held by teleconference on 13 June 2002. The following Directors of the Corporation were present by telephone: Vint Cerf (chairman), Karl Auerbach, Ivan Moura Campos, Masanobu Katoh, Hans Kraaijenbrink, Sang-Hyon Kyong, Stuart Lynn, Andy Mueller-Maguhn, Jun Murai, and Linda S. Wilson. Director Alejandro Pisanty joined the call while it was in progress. Also present on the teleconference were Louis Touton, Vice-President, Secretary, and General Counsel of the Corporation, and Joe Sims, outside counsel to the Corporation.

The meeting was called to order by Vint Cerf at 12:01 UTC (5:01 am U.S. Pacific Daylight Time).

Approval of Minutes

Dr. Cerf proposed that the Board formally approve draft minutes of the Board meetings held 12 February 2002, 22 April 2002, and 13 May 2002, which had been circulated to the Board members for their review before the meeting. A typographical error in the draft minutes for 12 February (an extra "and") was noted and corrected.

Upon motion made by Mr. Mueller-Maguhn and seconded by Dr. Wilson, the Board adopted the following resolution by voice vote, with Mr. Auerbach noting his abstention:

Resolved [02.68] that the minutes of the meeting of the Board held on 12 February 2002 are hereby approved and adopted by the Board as corrected.

Upon motion made by Mr. Kraaijenbrink and seconded by Dr. Campos, the Board adopted the following resolution by voice vote, with Mr. Auerbach noting his abstention:

Resolved [02.69] that the minutes of the meeting of the Board held on 22 April 2002 are hereby approved and adopted by the Board as corrected.

Upon motion made by Dr. Wilson and seconded by Mr. Kraaijenbrink, the Board adopted the following resolution by voice vote, with Dr. Kyong noting his abstention:

Resolved [02.69] that the minutes of the meeting of the Board held on 13 May 2002 are hereby approved and adopted by the Board as presented.

At this point in the meeting, Dr. Pisanty joined.

Committee on Conflicts of Interest

It was noted that Phil Davidson's resignation from the Board had reduced the size of the Committee of the Board on Conflicts of Interest to two (Dr. Blokzijl as chair and Mr. Auerbach as a member). Dr. Cerf proposed that Mr. Cohen be added as a third member. Mr. Auerbach stated that the committee needed a third member and that he supported Mr. Cohen joining the committee. Upon motion made by Dr. Cerf and seconded by Dr. Kyong, the Board unanimously adopted the following resolution:

Whereas, at the annual meeting on 15 November 2001 the Board adopted resolution 01.112 appointing Rob Blokzijl to serve as chair and Karl Auerbach and Philip Davidson to serve as the other members of the Committee of the Board on Conflicts of Interest;

Whereas, on 2 April 2002 Philip Davidson resigned as member of the Board;

Resolved [02.70] that Jonathan Cohen is appointed as a member the Committee of the Board on Conflicts of Interest, with Rob Blokzijl continuing as chair and Karl Auerbach continuing as the other member of the committee.

Planning for Bucharest Meeting

Dr. Lynn noted that a revised agenda for the ICANN meeting in Bucharest, scheduled for Bucharest from 24-28 June 2002, had been posted. He noted that the Public Forum schedule was very heavily scheduled, with a presentation on Whois issues, presentations by the .org bidders, discussion of ICANN evolution and reform, consideration of the budget, and several other, smaller items to be considered. The Board discussed arrangements for expanding the available Public Forum time.

U.S. Senate Hearings

Dr. Lynn gave a report on the hearings on ICANN held on 12 June 2002 by the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, Subcommittee on Science, Technology, and Space, at which he and Mr. Auerbach testified. Various Board members noted that they had watched the video clips available online.

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 12:41 UTC (5:41 am U.S. Pacific Daylight Time).

_______________________
Louis Touton
Secretary

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