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Preliminary Report | Special Meeting of the ICANN Board

Formal Minutes are still to be approved by the ICANN Board.

Note: This Preliminary Report has not been approved by the Board and does not constitute minutes. It does set forth the unapproved reporting of the resolutions from that meeting. Details on voting and abstentions will be provided in the Minutes, when approved at a future meeting.

NOTE ON ADDITIONAL INFORMATION INCLUDED WITHIN PRELIMINARY REPORT – ON RATIONALES – Where available, a draft Rationale for each of the Board's actions is presented under the associated Resolution. A draft Rationale is not final until approved with the minutes of the Board meeting.

A Special Meeting of the ICANN Board of Directors was held telephonically on 12 May 2022 at 14:00 UTC.

Maarten Botterman, Chair, promptly called the meeting to order.

In addition to the Chair, the following Directors participated in all or part of the meeting: Alan Barrett, Becky Burr, Edmon Chung, Sarah Deutsch, Avri Doria, Danko Jevtović, Akinori Maemura, Göran Marby (President and CEO), Mandla Msimang, Ihab Osman, Patricio Poblete, León Sánchez (Vice Chair), Katrina Sataki, and Matthew Shears.

The following Board members sent their apologies: Tripti Sinha.

The following Board Liaisons participated in all or part of the meeting: Harald Alvestrand (IETF Liaison), Manal Ismail (GAC Liaison), James Galvin (SSAC Liaison), and Kaveh Ranjbar (RSSAC Liaison).

Secretary: John Jeffrey (General Counsel and Secretary).

The following ICANN Executives and Staff participated in all or part of the meeting: Aaron Jimenez (Board Operations Specialist), Elizabeth Le (Associate General Counsel), and Amy Stathos (Deputy General Counsel).

This is a Preliminary Report of the Special Meeting of the ICANN Board of Directors, which was held telephonically on 12 May 2022 at 14:00 UTC.

  1. Main Agenda:
    1. Approval of Board Meeting Minutes – 15 July 2021
    2. Approval of Board Meeting Minutes – 22 July 2021
    3. Approval of Board Meeting Minutes – 29 July 2021
    4. Approval of Board Meeting Minutes – 12 September 2021
    5. Approval of Board Meeting Minutes – 30 September 2021
    6. Approval of Board Meeting Minutes – 28 October 2021
    7. Approval of Board Meeting Minutes – 28 October 2021
    8. Approval of Board Meeting Minutes – 4 November 2021
    9. Approval of Board Meeting Minutes – 18 November 2021
    10. Approval of Board Meeting Minutes – 16 December 2021
    11. Approval of Board Meeting Minutes – 16 January 2022
    12. Approval of Board Meeting Minutes – 24 February 2022
    13. Approval of Board Meeting Minutes – 6 March 2022
    14. Approval of Board Meeting Minutes – 10 March 2022

 

  1. Main Agenda:

    The Chair opened the meeting and introduced the agenda. The Chair moved and the Vice-Chair seconded. The Chair called for a vote. One Director was unavailable to vote. The Board took the following actions:

    1. Approval of Board Meeting Minutes – 15 July 2021

      Resolved (2022.05.12.01), the Board approves the minutes of the 15 July 2021 Special Meeting of the ICANN Board.

      Twelve Directors voted in favor of Resolution 2022.05.12.01. Three Directors abstained. The Resolution passed.

    2. Approval of Board Meeting Minutes – 22 July 2021

      Resolved (2022.05.12.02), the Board approves the minutes of the 22 July 2021 Special Meeting of the ICANN Board.

      Twelve Directors voted in favor of Resolution 2022.05.12.02. Three Directors abstained. The Resolution passed.

    3. Approval of Board Meeting Minutes – 29 July 2021

      Resolved (2022.05.12.03), the Board approves the minutes of the 29 July 2021 Special Meeting of the ICANN Board.

      Ten Directors voted in favor of Resolution 2022.05.12.03. Three Directors voted against the Resolution. Two Directors abstained. The Resolution passed.

    4. Approval of Board Meeting Minutes – 12 September 2021

      Resolved (2022.05.12.04), the Board approves the minutes of the 12 September 2021 Regular Meeting of the ICANN Board.

      Thirteen Directors voted in favor of Resolution 2022.05.12.04. Two Directors abstained. The Resolution passed.

    5. Approval of Board Meeting Minutes – 30 September 2021

      Resolved (2022.05.12.05), the Board approves the minutes of the 30 September 2021 Special Meeting of the ICANN Board.

      Thirteen Directors voted in favor of Resolution 2022.05.12.05. Two Directors abstained. The Resolution passed.

    6. Approval of Board Meeting Minutes – 28 October 2021

      Resolved (2022.05.12.06), the Board approves the minutes of the 28 October 2021 Regular Meeting of the ICANN Board.

      Fourteen Directors voted in favor of Resolution 2022.05.12.06. One Director abstained. The Resolution passed.

    7. Approval of Board Meeting Minutes – 28 October 2021

      Resolved (2022.05.12.07), the Board approves the minutes of the 28 October 2021 Organizational Meeting of the ICANN Board.

      All members of the Board present voted in favor of Resolution 2022.05.12.07. The Resolution carried.

    8. Approval of Board Meeting Minutes – 4 November 2021

      Resolved (2022.05.12.08), the Board approves the minutes of the 4 November 2021 Special Meeting of the ICANN Board.

      Thirteen Directors voted in favor of Resolution 2022.05.12.08. One Director voted against the Resolution. One Director abstained. The Resolution passed.

    9. Approval of Board Meeting Minutes – 18 November 2021

      Resolved (2022.05.12.09), the Board approves the minutes of the 18 November 2021 Special Meeting of the ICANN Board.

      All members of the Board present voted in favor of Resolution 2022.05.12.09. The Resolution carried.

    10. Approval of Board Meeting Minutes – 16 December 2021

      Resolved (2022.05.12.10), the Board approves the minutes of the 16 December 2021 Special Meeting of the ICANN Board.

      All members of the Board present voted in favor of Resolution 2022.05.12.10. The Resolution carried.

    11. Approval of Board Meeting Minutes – 16 January 2022

      Resolved (2022.05.12.11), the Board approves the minutes of the 16 January 2022 Special Meeting of the ICANN Board.

      All members of the Board present voted in favor of Resolution 2022.05.12.11. The Resolution carried.

    12. Approval of Board Meeting Minutes – 24 February 2022

      Resolved (2022.05.12.12), the Board approves the minutes of the 24 February 2022 Special Meeting of the ICANN Board.

      All members of the Board present voted in favor of Resolution 2022.05.12.12. The Resolution carried.

    13. Approval of Board Meeting Minutes – 6 March 2022

      Resolved (2022.05.12.13), the Board approves the minutes of the 6 March 2022 Special Meeting of the ICANN Board.

      All members of the Board present voted in favor of Resolution 2022.05.12.13. The Resolution carried.

    14. Approval of Board Meeting Minutes – 10 March 2022

      Resolved (2022.05.12.14), the Board approves the minutes of the 10 March 2022 Regular Meeting of the ICANN Board.

      All members of the Board present voted in favor of Resolution 2022.05.12.14. The Resolution carried.

      The Chair then called the meeting to a close.

Published on 23 May 2022

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