Minutes | Board Accountability Mechanisms Committee (BAMC) Meeting
Board Accountability Mechanisms Committee (BAMC) Attendees: Sarah Deutsch, Chris Disspain (Chair), Nigel Roberts, and León Sanchez
Other Board Member Attendees: Cherine Chalaby and Göran Marby
BAMC Member Apologies: Becky Burr
ICANN Organization Attendees: Michelle Bright (Director, Board Operations), John Jeffrey (General Counsel and Secretary), Vinciane Koenigsfeld (Director, Board Operations), Wendy Profit (Senior Manager, Board Operations), Lisa Saulino (Board Operations Senior Coordinator), and Amy Stathos (Deputy General Counsel)
The following is a summary of discussions, actions taken, and actions identified:
Reconsideration Request 18-10 – The Committee discussed the suggested revisions to the recommendation on Request 18-10. Following discussion, the BAMC approved a recommendation to the Board to deny Request 18-10 and that no further action be taken in response to the Request because the Board adopted the Resolution based on accurate and complete information and because the Board's adoption of the Resolution was consistent with ICANN's commitments and core values. Nevertheless, the BAMC noted that because Request 18-10 reflects a difference in interpretation by the Requestor of the Resolution, the BAMC recommended: (i) that the Board reiterates that the Resolution was taken with the clear intention to grant the President and CEO the authority to progress the facilitation process between the ACTO member states and the Amazon corporation with the goal of helping the involved parties reach a mutually agreed solution, but in the event they are unable to do so the Board will make a decision at ICANN 64 on the next steps regarding the potential delegation of .AMAZON and related top-level domains; (ii) a high level of communication between the President and CEO and the relevant stakeholders, including the representatives of the Amazonian countries and the Amazon corporation, between now and ICANN 64; and (iii) the Board continues receiving updates on the facilitation process from the ICANN President and CEO in anticipation of revisiting the status of the .AMAZON applications at its meeting at ICANN64.
- Actions: ICANN organization to prepare materials for Board consideration.
Published on 22 January 2019