Report on Board Informational Call
Review of timeline for approval of Draft New ICANN Bylaws
The Board started its call by reviewing its timeline for approval of the Draft New ICANN Bylaws. The timeline is posted at: http://mm.icann.org/pipermail/bylaws-coord/2016-May/000327.html.
Update on the outcome of the Bylaws Coordination Group call
The Bylaws Coordination Group held a call on 26 May at 19:00 UTC (prior to the Board call). During the Bylaws Coordination Group call, five topics were reviewed: grandfathering; gender diversity; GAC changes from NTIA; RySG recommendations; and WHOIS/RDS timing. Two actions were also identified for staff: one was to make a change to the language around the ATRT reviews, and the other to provide a memo that would clarify ICANN's incorporation status per the Articles of Incorporation.
For reference, the notes and recording of the Bylaws Coordination Group call are available at: https://icann.adobeconnect.com/p1fgfqc8kgw/.
Discussion of any remaining questions
The Board discussed the timing of the public comment on the Articles of Incorporation and memo requested for clarification of ICANN’s incorporation.
Poll to determine timing of next Board call
At the end of this call, the Board needed to decide whether to proceed with the Board meeting on 27 May at 13:00 UTC, or to reschedule to the following week. The Board decided not to reschedule. The agenda for the formal Board meeting is available at: https://www.icann.org/resources/board-material/agenda-2016-05-27-en.
No resolutions were considered or approved during the Meeting.