Report on Board Informational Call on IANA Stewardship Transition
The Board held an Informational Call on the IANA Stewardship Transition telephonically on 18 November 2015 at 2100 UTC.
Board Directors present for all or part of the meeting:
Rinalia Abdul Rahim, Cherine Chalaby (Vice Chair), Fadi Chehadé (President and CEO), Steve Crocker (Chair), Chris Disspain, Asha Hemrajani, Lito Ibarra, Markus Kummer, Lousewies van der Laan, Erika Mann, George Sadowsky, Ron da Silva, Bruce Tonkin and Kuo-Wei Wu.
Board Liaisons present for all or part of the meeting:
Ram Mohan (SSAC Liaison), Thomas Schneider (GAC Liaison), Jonne Soininen (IETF Liaison), and Suzanne Woolf (RSSAC Liaison)
Secretary: John Jeffrey (General Counsel and Secretary)
ICANN Staff present for all or part of the meeting:
Grace Abuhamad, Akram Atallah, Megan Bishop, Michelle Bright, David Conrad, Samantha Eisner, Tarek Kamel, Melissa King, Vinciane Koenigsfeld, Wendy Profit, Theresa Swinehart,
The Board continued its discussion on the proposed revisions to ICANN's mission statement, including its support for modifying the mission statement to make sure that it is factually accurate. The Board discussed concerns with the language currently under consideration within the CCWG-Accountability, and how to balance the issue of keeping a concise mission statement while also addressing the CCWG-Accountability's concerns in identifying the scope of that mission. The Board agreed that its concerns would be reflected in a document for submission to the CCWG-Accountability as soon as possible, and that the liaison to the CCWG-Accountability should submit that document within 24 hours of the Board call.
Review of Timeline and Milestones
The Board received an update on the current status of the CCWG-Accountability's timeline for publication of its report for public comment. The Board agreed that it would work to have full comments submitted well before the close of comments. The Board also agreed that if it has additional concerns or items for clarification that it believes are important to raise, it would flag those for the CCWG-Accountability prior to 30 November.
No resolutions were considered or approved during the Informational Call.