Report on Board Informational Call on IANA Stewardship Transition
The Board held an Informational Call on the IANA Stewardship Transition telephonically on 18 January 2016 at 2200 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, Michelle Bright, Samantha Eisner, Melissa King, Vinciane Koenigsfeld, Theresa Swinehart,
Update on CCWG-Accountability Recommendations
The main objective for this call was to review and update the Board position for each of ten of the twelve CCWG-Accountability recommendations, upon review of the revised drafts of recommendations. The Board considered the status of each of the recommendations, with a particular focus on the issues that the Board flagged in its comments on the Third Draft Proposal as matters of high concern. Where concerns remained about the proposals, the Board agreed that it was important to communicate these concerns to the CCWG as quickly as possible to minimize workflow delays as the CCWG-Accountability finalizes its work.
The Board identified the following areas that it would provide further input to the CCWG, including:
Inspection rights; IANA budget issues; WS2; escalation timeframes; and individual Board removal and waiver.
The Board agreed that further conversation was needed on Mission Statement and inclusion of Human Rights in the Bylaws.
No resolutions were considered or approved during the Informational Call.