Report on Board Informational Call on IANA Stewardship Transition
The Board held an Informational Call on the IANA Stewardship Transition in Hong Kong on 10 December 2015 at 0100 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, Bruno Lanvin, 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, Xavier Calvez, David Conrad, Teresa Elias, Samantha Eisner, Tarek Kamel, Melissa King, Vinciane Koenigsfeld, Allen Grogan, Theresa Swinehart,
- Determine Position on the CCWG-Accountability Recommendations
- Discuss procedure for areas of disagreement on Final Proposal
- Establish a Communication Plan
The main objective for this call was to review each of the CCWG-Accountability recommendations, discuss Board member concerns (if any), and determine a Board position on which to draft comments for each of the twelve recommendations. In determining its position, the Board focused on providing a rationale based on the 16 October 2014 resolution, and including a proposal for a solution to areas of concern. The Board acknowledged that other solutions were possible, but wanted to provide the CCWG-Accountability with a starting point.
The Board considered the timeline, with planned delivery of the CCWG-Accountability Final Proposal by mid-January. The Board also reviewed the CCWG-Accountability Charter, which gives the CCWG-Accountability discretion in deciding whether or not to submit the proposal without full Chartering Organization support. The Board agreed that should there be concerns with the Final Report, the Board could enter intro discussion with the CCWG-Accountability, per the 16 October 2014 resolution.
The Board agreed to reach out to the CCWG-Accountability Co-Chairs with an update on the Board’s comments, in advance of their joint call on 13 December. The Board also agreed to reach out to SO/AC leads and representative communities following the release of the Board’s comments.
No resolutions were considered or approved during the Informational Call.