Special Meeting of the Board Preliminary Report
(Posted 22 October 2000)
At its meeting on 17 October 2000, the ICANN Board of Directors adopted the following resolutions:
Whereas, Jean-François Abramatic and Pindar Wong have served as Directors of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers from October 1999 to September 30, 2000. In fulfilling their duties on the ICANN Board, Jean-François and Pindar have acted with energy, dedication, and fortitude in attacking the numerous challenges to ICANN during its startup and transition period. Each has made many sacrifices in his professional and personal life in order to participate fully in the resolution of the difficult issues which the Board has addressed.
THEREFORE [00.82], their fellow Directors take this opportunity to express their deepest appreciation to Directors Jean-François Abramatic and Pindar Wong for their extraordinary service to ICANN and the worldwide Internet community. May unbroken packets and a plenitude of bandwidth bless your future efforts!
Whereas, ICANN has recently completed a global on-line vote to select five At-Large Directors;
Whereas, the voting process posed unprecedented challenges, including a number of registrations far beyond initially anticipated;
Whereas, despite these challenges the process has been declared satisfactory by an independent monitoring authority, with a finding that "vote tabulations appear to reflect accurately the expressed choices of the ICANN electorate in each region and properly identify the five winning candidates";
Whereas, while some minor technical difficulties were experienced during the vote, these were swiftly rectified by ICANN and contractor staff;
Whereas, these accomplishments in the face of the challenges required tireless efforts by many involved;
The members of the board Nominating and Election Committees;
The staff of ICANN, who coped successfully with a heavy demand for registration before the vote, the candidates' communications with voters, and the administration of the whole process;
The contractor, election.com, who conducted this historic world-wide on-line vote; and
The candidates and At-Large voters who participated.